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S. J. Bolton

Autor/a de Now You See Me

21+ obres 5,704 Membres 488 Ressenyes 12 preferits

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Obres de S. J. Bolton

Now You See Me (2011) 846 exemplars, 74 ressenyes
Sacrifice (2008) 709 exemplars, 64 ressenyes
Blood Harvest (2010) 681 exemplars, 57 ressenyes
Little Black Lies (2015) 480 exemplars, 53 ressenyes
Awakening (2009) 478 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
Dead Scared (2012) 476 exemplars, 38 ressenyes
Like This, For Ever (2013) 369 exemplars, 31 ressenyes
A Dark and Twisted Tide (2014) 290 exemplars, 24 ressenyes
Daisy in Chains (2017) 284 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Dead Woman Walking (2017) 259 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
The Craftsman (2018) 220 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
The Split (2020) 193 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
The Pact (2021) 142 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
If Snow Hadn't Fallen (2013) 102 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Here Be Dragons (2016) 47 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Dark (2022) 47 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Buried (2020) 43 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Alive (2018) 22 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Fake Wife (2023) 14 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Lacey's Wedding 1 exemplars
Hs̜toffer (2015) 1 exemplars

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As the blurb explains, Jessica and her sister Isabel are part of a group enjoying a hot air balloon ride when on the ground beneath them they see a man attacking a young woman. Realising that he has been seen, the attacker (again from the ground) shoots the pilot of the hot air balloon and then pursues it so that he can ensure no one in it can expose what he has done. This involves acts of violence and the stealing of everyone's cell phones. Now that I type this it sounds even madder than when I read it, and this is really only a small sub-plot of 'what is going on'.

Some of the twists were very good, and I only guessed the big one at the very end, but I am still a bit hazy about some of the logistics. Also, what was the point of the two appearances of Teresa?
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pgchuis | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Jul 4, 2024 |
Felicity is working on South Georgia, a remote Antarctic island, to hide from Freddie. She has plans to escape to a remote corner of the island if he turns out to be a passenger on the last tourist boat of the season. He is indeed a passenger on the boat, and she heads out with Freddie in pursuit. Then the narrative goes back in time nine months to Cambridge, when Felicity is seeing a psychiatrist for mysterious mental health problems.

This section, which makes up the majority of the story was boring, repetitive and confusing. I started skimming from about the half way mark as it was beginning to become apparent to me what was going on. The 'solution' to the mystery was extreme and unpleasant and somehow at the same time underwhelming and disappointing.

Not up to this author's usual standard.
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pgchuis | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2024 |
This starts with Hamish in prison, convicted of the murders of three women and suspected of the murder of a fourth, Maggie Rose, a lawyer and true crime investigator resisting Hamish's pleas for her to prove his innocence, and Pete, the police officer responsible for Hamish's conviction keen for him to remain in prison. At that point I had no idea in which way the narrative would go and it kept me guessing throughout. I did work out one of the bigger secrets, but even that didn't explain everything and I had to read to the end to find out if Hamish was guilty or not.

Highly recommended, especially the chapter about Zoe set in Aberdeen.
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pgchuis | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2024 |

This is a pretty simple book, but a story I haven't seen before done quite like this. For starters, this is a revenge story, but being told from the view of the "villain", or the one receiving the revenge. Since with most revenge stories I will really root for the one getting revenge, this is an interesting development.

In terms of storytelling and prose, this book does an amazing job. The chapters are short and easy to read, constantly movitaving that "just one more chapter" mentality that keeps readers enthralled. I finished it in two days and barely felt it.

For the characters, it's an interesting case. Like I mentioned before, the main characters of this story are, overall, the villains of it. And they do that pretty well, specially when you see their mentality a bit better. They are not ridiculously evil or even driven by particularly evil goals. They are, at their core, spoiled children that don't really care for anyone else. With, barely, two exceptions with Amber and Xav, most of them really couldn't care less for other people.

Daniel really annoyed me, because he got the sweetest deal of all of them. Just donate a kidney, to save the life of the person who sacrificed 20 years of her life for YOUR mistake. And he still ends up being the biggest bitch of the group. I didn't like all that well the reveal that Megan didn't really want revenge and was just toying with them a bit, but it made sense. In my mind, she was going for the "I didn't even have to do anything beyond threaten you and await while you guys tore each other apart" approach, but this one also works. The ending felt a BIT rushed, just like the reveal that Megan had been raped before the story began, but it did work out pretty well in my opinion.

All in all, this is a great thriller that makes me hyped to read other books from this author.
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tuskactfour | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 26, 2024 |



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