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Veterinary surgeon Clara Benning is young and intelligent, but practically a recluse. She lives alone in a quiet village and shies away from human contact wherever possible. But when a man dies following a supposed snake bite, the victim's post mortem shows a higher concentration of venom than could ever be found in a single snake. Clara is drawn into the investigation. As Clara unravels sinister links to a barbaric ancient ritual, an abandoned house and a 50-year-old tragedy that left the survivors fiercely secretive, the village's inventive attacker strikes again. Suddenly Clara's own solitary existence is brutally invaded. For someone the truth must remain buried in the past, even if they have to kill to keep it there.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 38mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export ed and Exclusive to Waterside Books and B2V
  • 0552159786
  • 9780552159784
  • 385,978

About S. J. Bolton

S. J. Bolton was born in Lancashire. She lives near Oxford with her husband and young son, and is currently working on her next thriller.
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Review quote

Praise for Sacrifice:
“Splendidly crafted, deeply disturbing first novel . . . this debut novel will deservedly be a bestseller.”
— The Times

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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4,157 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,138)
4 44% (1,828)
3 23% (952)
2 4% (181)
1 1% (58)
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