Keep telling yourself it's only fiction... As you read this heart-hammering thriller from the queen of London's crime scene.
Bright red. Like rose petals. Or rubies. Or balloons. Little red droplets.
Barney knows the killer will strike again soon. The victim will be another boy, just like him. He will drain the body of blood, and leave it on a Thames beach. There will be no clues for detectives Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury to find. There will be no warning about who will be next. There will be no good reason for Lacey Flint to become involved ... And no chance that she can stay away.
Keep telling yourself it's only fiction.
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S. J. BOLTON is the author of five critically acclaimed novels: Sacrifice, Awakening, Blood Harvest, Now You See Me and Dead Scared. Sacrifice was nominated for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, and voted Top Debut Thriller in the first ever Amazon Rising Stars. Awakening won the Mary Higgins Clark award for Thriller of the Year. In 2010 Blood Harvest was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year, and in both 2011 and 2012 S. J. Bolton was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, an award for an entire body of work, nominated by library users. S. J. Bolton lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* On leave following her horrific experience in Dead Scared (2012), Detective Constable Lacey Flint finds herself emotionally ill-equipped to return to the job she once loved, and equally unable to stamp out her growing feelings for colleague Detective Inspector Mark Joesbury. Consequently, she spends her days alone and unapproachable in her apartment, taking long nighttime walks, and watching the kids who congregate at the local community center to smoke and mess around. One of those kids is her neighbor Barney Roberts, an amiable but obviously troubled preteen, whose single-parent father is clueless when it comes to the needs of his son. In the meantime, five young boys who have gone missing in South London have begun to turn up—exsanguinated and, of course, very, very dead. When Lacey’s midnight forays put her in proximity to one of the murders, she becomes a suspect, though it takes Barney’s disappearance to make her react; but by then it may be too late to help her young friend. Bolton sets aside the gothic-tinged atmosphere of her early novels in favor of a more visceral sensibility, exerting immediate and continuing pull by stepping in and out of an unnamed killer’s mind. Couple the strong narrative drive with a pair of dysfunctional but surprisingly sympathetic characters, and you have a nail-biting thriller that will send readers back to Bolton’s previous books and, of course, have them lining up for whatever the author comes up with next. --Stephanie Zvirin
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Book Description Bantam Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11059306917X