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Awakening by S J Bolton
  

Awakening

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Winner of the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award 2010

English rural gothic at its best, creepy, truly frightening and definitely not for those with an aversion to snakes. At the centre is a reclusive vet, an intriguing new heroine in her second mystery. The climax is hair-raising, best not read late at night. A totally gripping tale, as is her first, Sacrifice.

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Synopsis

Awakening by S J Bolton

When a man dies from what appears to be a random snake bite in a quiet country village, the hospital seeks the expertise of wildlife vet Clara Benning. But the postmortem reveals this was no freak accident. Clara finds herself drawn into the hunt for a brutally inventive killer, putting herself in grave danger as she unravels links to a barbaric ancient ritual, an abandoned house and a 50-year-old, unspeakable tragedy. For someone the truth must remain buried in the past, even if they have to kill to keep it there.


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Reviews

Bolton has elevated herself to the High Priestess of English Rural Gothic. If she carries on like this she will have worshippers in their millions * The Times * This book writhes and glides and slithers its way into the readers psyche...[Bolton] knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story * Guardian * A tour de force - totally grips from beginning to end -- JENNI MURRAY An original and atmospheric chiller * Daily Mail * Assured and original. Sacrifice was good: Awakening is even better -- SIMON BECKETT


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

21st January 2010

Author

S J Bolton

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780552156141

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