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Sacrifice by S J Bolton
  

Sacrifice

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A chilling and atmospheric debut. In this story myths and legends mix with the facts of forensics. Tora Hamilton is a surgeon, recently moved to remote Shetland and on discovering a murdered woman she is determined to find out the link between this gruesome death and the folklore surrounding the area but it soon becomes evident a lot of people donât want her digging around. A great first novel, S J Bolton is definitely a new talent to watch.

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Synopsis

Sacrifice by S J Bolton

Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched Sunday afternoon . . . Deep in the peat soil of her field she is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole in her chest where her heart has been brutally removed.

Three rune marks etched into the womanâs skin bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen all over the islands: in homes she has visited, even around a fireplace in her own cellar. As she uncovers disturbing links to an ancient Shetland legend, the unfriendly detective, her smooth-talking boss and even her own husband are at pains to persuade her to leave well alone.

Is their concern genuine? Perhaps, for when terrifying threats start rolling in like the cold island mists it seems someone wants Tora out of the picture, once and for all.

Sacrifice will grip readers from start to finish. It is a bone chilling, spellbinding debut set on a deceptively beautiful island . . .

Reviews

'Inspired by an eerie ancient legend, Sacrifice is a chilling, mesmerising debut thriller. S. J. Bolton is one to watch' TESS GERRITSEN, bestselling author of Vanish and The Mephisto Club

'Part forensic-thriller, part medical-thriller, Sacrifice combines both elements to great effect inthis atmospheric and original debut' SIMON BECKETT, author of The Chemistry of Death

About the Author

Born in Lancashire, Sharon Bolton trained as an actress and a dancer, has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has a degree in drama and an MBA. She pursued a successful career in PR and marketing, but her career break to start a family enabled her to write her first novel, Sacrifice, which has been inspired by her fascination with British traditional folklore. In 2011 S. J. Bolton was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th February 2008

Author

S J Bolton

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780593059111

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