Reviews

Dead Woman Walking – Sharon Bolton

“A brilliantly crafted cat and mouse thriller, which kept me gripped throughout and on the edge of my seat”

Book Blurb: Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. 

She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.

Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . .

My Review: This is one of those books that I could easily have sat and read in one sitting, unfortunately real life including sleeping and work got in the way so it took a little bit longer to read.

I really don’t want to give anything away in this review but believe me when I say this story covers so many different topics, all fascinating and skillfully told.  Without giving anything away, we start the story with a group of people in a hot air balloon who witness a murder and the killer (who is possibly the most deranged madman I’ve read about) is determined to eliminate the witnesses at any cost.

It’s a brilliantly crafted cat and mouse thriller, which kept me gripped throughout and on the edge of my seat.  Sharon Bolton knows how to deliver a page-turner and now this might be my only opportunity to put the words “nuns on the run” in a review!.

About the Author:  Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed author of some of the most bone-chilling crime books ever written. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2014 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her whole body of work.

Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and son.

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