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S. J. Bolton

Autor/a de Now You See Me

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Obres de S. J. Bolton

Now You See Me (2011) 842 exemplars
Sacrifice (2008) 708 exemplars
Blood Harvest (2010) 678 exemplars
Awakening (2009) 482 exemplars
Little Black Lies (2015) 479 exemplars
Dead Scared (2012) 475 exemplars
Like This, For Ever (2013) 368 exemplars
A Dark and Twisted Tide (2014) 292 exemplars
Daisy in Chains (2017) 282 exemplars
Dead Woman Walking (2017) 257 exemplars
The Craftsman (2018) 220 exemplars
The Split (2020) 191 exemplars
The Pact (2021) 136 exemplars
If Snow Hadn't Fallen (2013) 102 exemplars
Here Be Dragons (2016) 47 exemplars
The Dark (2022) 46 exemplars
The Buried (2020) 42 exemplars
Alive (2018) 23 exemplars
The Fake Wife (2023) 12 exemplars
Lacey's Wedding 1 exemplars
Hs̜toffer (2015) 1 exemplars

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Chat a Book Discussion : A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton (maig 2020)
Chat a Book Discussion : Like This, For Ever by Sharon Bolton (desembre 2019)
Chat a Book Discussion : Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton (maig 2019)
Chat a Book Discussion : Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton (novembre 2018)
Awakening, S. J. Bolton a World Reading Circle (juny 2013)


I first became acquainted with Sharon Bolton's talent through her series featuring Thames River Police Officer Lacey Flint. Not only did I love Flint's character, but I also loved the mysteries Bolton crafted-- and the respect for the River Thames that she fostered in me. So it's not surprising that I picked up The Craftsman. It did not disappoint.

Bolton's retrospective of Lovelady's career over thirty years gives readers a chance to see how much (or how little) things have changed in the police force. It also shows Lovelady's strengths as an investigator. In addition, the Lancashire village setting is a character every bit as strong as Lovelady herself. (Bolton's a winner at crafting atmospheric settings.) When the killings begin again, the powers that be want everything hushed up. And when it looks as though Lovelady might have been wrong thirty years ago, the powers that be begin to turn on her. As one of the villagers tells her, "That's the patriarchy for you. It's what men do when they're afraid and they feel helpless and out of control. They turn on the outsider, usually a woman, and they blame her for everything that's going wrong. You've become the witch, my dear!" By this time, readers are fully on Lovelady's side and want her to find the answers quickly.

There's already enough reason for Lovelady to be fully invested in finding out the truth, but when her own son goes missing, I had to smile at her reaction: "These people have no idea, no idea at all, what they unleashed when they went after my son." Now that's my kind of character-- and one of the main reasons why I enjoy Bolton's work so much. I learned that the author has written another book featuring Lovelady. It's a sure thing that I'll be reading it (The Buried).
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cathyskye | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | May 25, 2024 |
I guess this was good but creepy murder books are really not my cup of tea.

Somebody must have recommended this to me ages ago as it was the oldest book on my kindle. I was interested enough to keep reading after I started but I didn’t not fall in love with this character enough to want to keep going with her in future books.
hmonkeyreads | Hi ha 73 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
Riveting Read

Like so many of Sharon Bolton's books this story grabs you from the first page and never let's go. Some of the plot twists I guessed but I'm still feeling blind sided by the end. An absolutely riveting read!
AliWoo | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Jan 9, 2024 |
Olive Anderson is away for the evening, eating alone in a hotel restaurant. When she returns to her table after a breather she finds another woman sitting there. At first Olive is annoyed but then when the woman tells the waiter she is Olive's wife she's more surprised than anything. What's going on?

Well, that's the question I had all the way through The Fake Wife. What on earth is going on? I mean that in the best possible way as Sharon Bolton is the mistress of twisty and complex storylines. I had to keep my wits about me, and to be totally honest I did sometimes lose track of what was happening, but I do love a plot that makes me think and join the dots up like this one did.

When Olive goes missing after leaving the hotel with the fake wife, Constable Garry Mizon and DS Lexy Thomas investigate the disappearance. Garry is a bit of a maverick and maybe a little out of step with the other officers and I loved him. Whilst not officially the main character, he was definitely the star of the show for me and I'd love to see him pop up in another book. His relationship with Lexy is written brilliantly and their scenes were my favourite of all.

The Fake Wife is an excellent, pacy thriller. It didn't feel run of the mill at all and the plot is intricate and exciting. I always enjoy Bolton's books and this one is no exception.
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