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Dead Scared by S. J. Bolton

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Good grief! – talk about tense (practically unbearable towards the end of this book). S.J. Bolton has again delivered a cracking, addictive thriller. This one is set in the rarefied atmosphere of Cambridge University where far too many female undergraduates are, seemingly, committing suicide. DC Lacey goes undercover to investigate. This is her 5th crime book and her 1st sequel, to Now You See Me.

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If you like S. J. Bolton you might also like to read books by Neil White, Jilliane Hoffman and Tess Gerritsen.

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Dead Scared by S. J. Bolton

A spate of suicides. Each one a female university student. Each one more shocking than the last. The police know it cannot be coincidence. But they can't prove it. The only way to investigate is to send someone undercover. A young policewoman, as vulnerable as the others. As unprepared for the nightmare that will greet her. Watch your back, Lacey Flint...

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'Mesmerising' The Times

'Treading a fine line between horror and thriller ... seriously rich yet relentlessly disturbing' Daily Mirror

'S J Bolton is hot property in crime fiction right now.' Stylist Magazine

About the Author

S. J. Bolton

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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31st January 2013


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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


464 pages


Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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