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Sacrifice

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This is an incredible first novel, one of the best I’ve read in this area for a long time. With shades of Wicker Man, it tells of an isolated community in the Shetland Islands, of eerie legends, murders, illegal money-making and strange beliefs. Gripping and disturbing, I do urge you to read it.

Comparison: Mo Hayder, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter.

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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 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 where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin. The marks bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen all over the islands, and she quickly uncovers disturbing links to an ancient legend. But as Tora investigates she is warned by the local police, her boss, and even her husband, to leave well alone.

And even though it chills her to the bone to admit it ...something tells her their concern isn't genuine.


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Sacrifice is one of the best thrillers ever, and made me not notice I was nearly in a plane crash (seriously!). * Sophie Hannah * A dazzling debut in thriller-writing: fast paced, gripping and full of atmosphere * Classic FM * Splendidly crafted, deeply disturbing first novel...will deservedly be a bestseller * The Times * Grabs from the very beginning and holds on tight * Literary Review * A chilling, mesmerising debut thriller. S. J. Bolton is one to watch -- TESS GERRITSEN


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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Publication date

29th January 2009

Author

S J Bolton

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780552159753

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