Awakening

Awakening

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A terrifying, heart-racing up-all-night thriller perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Tess Gerritsen You know that feeling? The one that makes you want to glance over your shoulder? All Clara Benning wants is a peaceful life as a wildlife vet, and to hide her disfigurement from the world. But now she doesn't have a choice. Because a man has died from a suspicious snake bite, and Clara's concern leads her to the abandoned house at the end of the lane, and an unspeakable tragedy that occured half a century ago. 'A cracking story' Guardian Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Dagger in the Library. Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son. For more information about the author and her books, or to check out her addictive blog, visit www.sharonbolton.com. You can also join her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBoltonCrimeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 33mm | 396g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552156140
  • 9780552156141
  • 113,852

About Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Dagger in the Library. Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son. For more information about the author and her books, or to check out her addictive blog, visit www.sharonbolton.com. You can also join her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBoltonCrimeshow more

Review quote

"Bolton has elevated herself to the High Priestess of English Rural Gothic. If she carries on like this she will have worshippers in their millions" * The Times * "This book writhes and glides and slithers its way into the readers psyche...[Bolton] knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story" * Guardian * "A tour de force - totally grips from beginning to end" -- JENNI MURRAY "An original and atmospheric chiller" * Daily Mail * "Assured and original. Sacrifice was good: Awakening is even better" -- SIMON BECKETTshow more

Back cover copy

How did it all begin? . . . A few minutes before six on a Friday morning and my quiet, orderly life went into meltdown. When a man dies from what appears to be a random snake bite in a quiet country village, the hospital seeks the expertise of wildlife vet Clara Benning. But the post-mortem reveals this was no freak accident. Clara finds herself drawn into the hunt for a brutally inventive killer, putting herself in grave danger as she unravels links to a barbaric ancient ritual, an abandoned house and a fifty-year-old, unspeakable tragedy. For someone the truth must remain buried in the past, even if they have to kill to keep it there.show more

Review Text

"This book writhes and glides and slithers its way into the readers psyche...[Bolton] knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story"show more

Rating details

4,098 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,122)
4 44% (1,803)
3 23% (939)
2 4% (176)
1 1% (58)
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