Sharon Bolton - Author

About the Author

Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the author of six critically acclaimed novels: this is her seventh novel and features the popular DC Lacey Flint and DI Mark Joesbury. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Dagger in the Library. Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.

Featured books by Sharon Bolton

A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4

A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

A gripping storyteller . (Peter James). Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that's what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won't leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can't resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths[unk] And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey? Someone is watching Lacey Flint closely. Someone who knows exactly what makes her tick...

A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4

A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that's what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won't leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can't resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths? And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey? Someone is watching Lacey Flint closely. Someone who knows exactly what makes her tick...

Other books by Sharon Bolton

The Craftsman

The Craftsman

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2018

'Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, THE CRAFTSMAN will have you spellbound.' - JP Delaney Devoted father or merciless killer? His secrets are buried with him. Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares the victims were buried...ALIVE. Larry confessed to the crimes; it was an open and shut case. But now he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play?

Dead Woman Walking

Dead Woman Walking

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

'A real race-through read. Bolton's writing is pacy, and features a brilliant twist I wish I'd written.' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You (in Shortlist) 'For once, the description impossible to put down is fully merited, for this is an absolute page-turner' Daily Mail 'With Dead Woman Walking, Sharon Bolton exceeds her own high standards of excellence. It grips from the start . . . The plot merges skilfully, with many splendid twists along the way' The Times Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . . 'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters' Peter James 'Crepuscular, uncanny mystery' Guardian 'Bolton establishes a forbidding atmosphere . . . A slippery, devious narrative in which things are not always what they seem' Crime Scene

Dead Woman Walking

Dead Woman Walking

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

'A real race-through read. Bolton's writing is pacy, and features a brilliant twist I wish I'd written' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You (in Shortlist) 'For once, the description impossible to put down is full merited, for this is an absolute page-turner' Daily Mail Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, thirteen passengers on a hot-air balloon flight witness a brutal murder. Within the next hour, all but one of them will be dead. Alone, scared and trusting no-one, she flees for her life, running to the one place she feels safe. But she's seen the killer's face, and he's seen hers - and he won't rest until he's eliminated the last witness to his crime . . . 'With Dead Woman Walking, Sharon Bolton exceeds her own high standards of excellence. It grips from the start . . . The plot merges skilfully, with many splendid twists along the way' The Times 'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters' Peter James 'Crepuscular, uncanny mystery' Guardian 'Bolton establishes a forbidding atmosphere . . . A slippery, devious narrative in which things are not always what they seem' Crime Scene

Dimensions of Dignity at Work

Dimensions of Dignity at Work

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2017

What is dignity in and at work? How is it experienced differently by different groups of working people?Are there enduring divisions of dignity: unequal access to what is accepted to be a fundamental human right?How can we ensure that continued opportunities are available for the creation, maintenance and restoration of dignity at work?This edited collection of papers investigates the concept of dignity and what it means to people in their working lives: how we are perceived and valued as people in the workplace.Contributors to over a century of social and organizational analysis have talked about dignity at work, but the discussion has tended to take place under headings such as citizenship, satisfaction, mutuality, pride in work, responsible autonomy and ontological security, or to focus on mismanagement, over-long hours, a poor working environment, workplace bullying and harassment as the central facilitator of indignity at work.Dignity in and at work is a far more complex phenomenon than these representations would suggest. Neither is it enough to suggest that equal opportunity, work life balance and anti-bullying policies restore dignity to work, valuable interventions though they are in themselves. The papers featured in this edited collection suggest that we see dignity reordered and experienced in different ways depending on our own circumstances and viewpoints.

Dead Woman Walking

Dead Woman Walking

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters' Peter James Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . .

Dead Woman Walking

Dead Woman Walking

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

'A real race-through read. Bolton's writing is pacy, and features a brilliant twist I wish I'd written.' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You (in Shortlist) 'For once, the description impossible to put down is fully merited, for this is an absolute page-turner' Daily Mail 'With Dead Woman Walking, Sharon Bolton exceeds her own high standards of excellence. It grips from the start . . . The plot merges skilfully, with many splendid twists along the way' The Times Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . . 'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters' Peter James 'Crepuscular, uncanny mystery' Guardian 'Bolton establishes a forbidding atmosphere . . . A slippery, devious narrative in which things are not always what they seem' Crime Scene

Daisy in Chains

Daisy in Chains

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Famous killers have fan clubs. Hamish Wolfe is charming, magnetic and very persuasive. Famed for his good looks, he receives adoring letters every day from his countless admirers. He's also a convicted murderer, facing life in prison. Who would join such a club? Maggie Rosie is a successful lawyer and true-crime author. Reclusive and enigmatic, she only takes on cases she can win. Hamish is convinced that Maggie can change his fate. Maggie is determined not to get involved. She thinks she's immune to the charms of such a man. But maybe not this time . . . Would you?

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2016

There must be a thousand people in the vicinity of Westminster Bridge on this beautiful evening . . . in approximately thirty minutes' time, many of them will be dead.Mark Joesbury, of Scotland Yard's Covert Operations Unit, is undercover. Embroiled in a terrorist gang's plans for a deadly attack at the heart of the capital, he's risking everything to stop them. But as they prepare to target London's most iconic landmarks, it's no longer just countless strangers he's fighting to save. Because they've also got the woman he loves, DC Lacey Flint...

Daisy in Chains

Daisy in Chains

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Famous killers have fan clubs. Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent, and that he's the man of their dreams. Who would join such a club? Maggie Rose is different. Reclusive and enigmatic; a successful lawyer and bestselling true-crime writer, she only takes on cases that she can win. Hamish wants her as his lawyer, he wants her to change his fate. She thinks she's immune to the charms of a man like this. But maybe not this time . . . Would you?

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2016

Sharon Bolton is changing the face of crime fiction TESS GERRITSEN There must be a thousand people in the vicinity of Westminster Bridge on this beautiful evening . . . in approximately thirty minutes time, many of them will be dead.Mark Joesbury, of Scotland Yard s Covert Operations Unit, is undercover. Embroiled in a terrorist gang s plans for a deadly attack at the heart of the capital, he s risking everything to stop them. But as they prepare to target London s most iconic landmarks, it s no longer just countless strangers he s fighting to save. Because they ve also got the woman he loves, DC Lacey Flint

Little Black Lies

Little Black Lies

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/2015

'A dark and haunting thriller. It creeps under your skin and doesn't let you go' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train What's the worst thing your best friend could do to you? Admittedly, it wasn't murder. A moment's carelessness, a tragic accident - and two children are dead. Yours. Living in a small island community, you can't escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you've lost - your family, your future, your sanity. How long before revenge becomes irresistible? With no reason to go on living, why shouldn't you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds? So now, what's the worst thing you can do to your best friend?

Little Black Lies

Little Black Lies

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2015

What's the worst thing your best friend could do to you? Admittedly, it wasn't murder. A moment's carelessness, a tragic accident - and two children are dead. Yours. Living in a small island community, you can't escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you've lost - your family, your future, your sanity. How long before revenge becomes irresistible? With no reason to go on living, why shouldn't you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds? So now, what's the worst thing you can do to your best friend?

A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4

A Dark and Twisted Tide Lacey Flint Series, Book 4

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

A gripping storyteller . (Peter James). Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that's what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won't leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can't resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths[unk] And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey? Someone is watching Lacey Flint closely. Someone who knows exactly what makes her tick...

Lost A Lacey Flint Novel

Lost A Lacey Flint Novel

Author: Sharon Bolton, S J Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2014

Like This, For Ever

Like This, For Ever

Author: S. J. Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

 Twelve-year-old Barney Roberts is obsessed with a series of murders. He knows the victims are all boys, just like him. He knows the bodies were found on river banks. And he's sure the killer will strike again soon. But there's something else, a secret he'd rather not know, a secret he is too scared to share...And who would believe a twelve-year-old boy anyway? Like This For Ever is published as Lost in the US.

If Snow Hadn't Fallen

If Snow Hadn't Fallen

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: eBook Release Date: 20/12/2012

'Bolton knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story' - GUARDIANThey say that snow covers everything that is mean and sordid and ugly in the world...but beneath the carpet of white, the ugliness remains.11 November 2012, London. Long-smouldering feelings come to a head in a burst of shocking violence. A young Muslim man is brutally murdered by a masked gang. There is just one witness to the horrific crime: DC Lacey Flint. Or at least that's what she thinks...

Work Matters Critical Reflections on Contemporary Work

Work Matters Critical Reflections on Contemporary Work

Author: Sharon Bolton, Maeve Houlihan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2009

Work Matters brings together a strong collection of narratives from the ethnographic field to discover the reality of pressure and change in the modern workplace. Chapter-by-chapter, experts in the field of work and employment examine empirical accounts and explain the forces shaping today's organisations through a critical, contemporary perspective. The result is a powerful compendium of voices that will provoke a reassessment of work trends and inform the future of policy and managerial practice. Key benefits: * Understand the real issues that affect modern worklife within global capitalism from a range of perspectives * Evaluate key debates about work quality through a flexible, critical mindset and a social perspective * Build a strong social understanding of work place issues through a diverse and international set of field accounts, from the UK, Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand

Dimensions of Dignity at Work

Dimensions of Dignity at Work

Author: Sharon Bolton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2007

What is dignity in and at work? How is it experienced differently by different groups of working people? Are there enduring divisions of dignity: unequal access to what is accepted to be a fundamental human right? How can we ensure that continued opportunities are available for the creation, maintenance and restoration of dignity at work? This edited collection of papers investigates the concept of dignity and what it means to people in their working lives: how we are perceived and valued as people in the workplace. Contributors to over a century of social and organizational analysis have talked about dignity at work, but the discussion has tended to take place under headings such as citizenship, satisfaction, mutuality, pride in work, responsible autonomy and ontological security, or to focus on mismanagement, over-long hours, a poor working environment, workplace bullying and harassment as the central facilitator of indignity at work. Dignity in and at work is a far more complex phenomenon than these representations would suggest. Neither is it enough to suggest that equal opportunity, work life balance and anti-bullying policies restore dignity to work, valuable interventions though they are in themselves. The papers featured in this edited collection suggest that we see dignity reordered and experienced in different ways depending on our own circumstances and viewpoints.

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