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Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched afternoon ...Deep in the peat soil of her field she is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin. The marks bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen all over the islands, and she quickly uncovers disturbing links to an ancient legend. But as Tora investigates she is warned by the local police, her boss, and even her husband, to leave well alone. And even though it chills her to the bone to admit it ...something tells her their concern isn't genuine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 106 x 176 x 40mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552156159
  • 9780552156158
  • 657,047

About Sharon Bolton

S. J. Bolton was born in Lancashire. She spent her early career working in marketing and PR, gaining an MBA along the way, and ultimately reaching a senior position in London's financial district. She left the City to work freelance, to start a family and to write. Sacrifice is her first novel and was inspired by her fascination with British traditional folklore. She lives near Oxford with her husband and young son. For more information about the author, visit her website at
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5,512 ratings
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5 27% (1,504)
4 43% (2,365)
3 23% (1,277)
2 5% (290)
1 1% (76)
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