Friday 25 May 2012

Friday Recommends...

Friday again, and it's time for my choice of book for Friday recommends...

This is an exciting book blog hop that book bloggers can take part in once a week to share with their followers, the books that they most recommend reading!

The rules for Friday Recommends are:

Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
Pick a book that you've read, and have enjoyed enough to recommend to other readers. It can be a book you've read recently, or a book you read years ago - it's up to you - but make sure you tell us why you love the book (like a mini review). You make the post as long or as short as you like.
Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin’s Press/ Minotaur Books for a pre-publication galley edition.

I am delighted to highlight the latest book of one of my favourite authors

Dead Scared


S J Bolton

Dead Scared
Published St Martin's Press - 5 June 2012

My Review 5 *****

The suicide rate amongst young women students at Cambridge University is alarmingly high, and when DC Lacey Flint is sent undercover to break through the silence, she unleashes more terror than she could have imagined, and puts herself in grave danger.

This is the second psychological thriller in the DC Lacey Flint/DI Mark Joesbury series and is every bit as good, if not better, than the first book. There is the same fine attention to detail that S J Bolton does so well. The narrative is finely drawn, which combined with the author’s ability to build the tension, leads the reader to experience a myriad of emotions. There is high drama, there is terror on a grand scale, and there are enough twists and turns in the plot, to keep the reader guessing until the very last page. The ending when it comes, leaves the reader wanting more.....and more ...and more...

There’s always a risk with developing a new series of crime novels that the characters won’t endear themselves to the reading audience, but what has happened with the Flint/Joesbury combination is that the readers do care about them, and the underlying intrigue which surrounds their relationship is enough to sustain this interest through several more books.

S J Bolton is an undeniable talent; she has captured this niche in the crime market to perfection, I hope she will continue to enthral her readers for a very long time.

 This is the UK edition - Transworld 12 May 2012

Dead Scared


  1. Hi Josie and Jaffa I have nominated you for a beautiful blogger award here! :)
    Thank you for supporting my blog.

    1. Hi Lindsay - thanks so much for giving Jaffa and I a Beautiful Blogger award. We really appreciate all your interest xx


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