Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312600534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312600532

Book Description

 When a rash of suicides tears through Cambridge University, DI Mark Joesbury recruits DC Lacey Flint to go undercover as a student to investigate. Although each student’s death appears to be a suicide, the psychological histories, social networks, and online activities of the students involved share remarkable similarities, and the London police are not convinced that the victims acted alone. They believe that someone might be preying on lonely and insecure students and either encouraging them to take their own lives or actually luring them to their deaths. As long as Lacey can play the role of a vulnerable young woman, she may be able to stop these deaths, but is it just a role for her? With her fragile past, is she drawing out the killers, or is she herself being drawn into a deadly game where she’s a perfect victim?

Dark and compelling, S. J. Bolton’s latest thriller—a follow-up to the acclaimed Now You See Me—is another work of brilliant psychological suspense that plumbs the most sinister depths.

About the Author

 S. J. BOLTON is a two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award winner and an ITW Thriller Award, CWA Gold Dagger and Barry Award nominee.

My Review

The name S.J. Bolton should be synonymous with the word thriller.  Talk about keeping you on the edge of your seat and not being able to put a book down.  And she brings the vulnerability into a person's sacred space...their home.  And into their dreams...

Going back and forth between the various characters keeps you glued to the pages...or to your Kindle! DC Lacey Flint, because of her youthful looks, goes undercover at Cambridge University in the UK to find out what is causing a rash of suicides amongst the female student body. It is probably not the best assignment for someone as vulnerable and wounded as Lacey is.  She is barely settled in before she is being hazed by other students. 

I was completely mesmerized by this book.  I just could not stop reading it!  I had to know what was really going on...who were the bad guys....would Lacey ever give in to her real feelings...the questions were endless.  I was kept in complete suspense until the conclusion.  Brilliant story plotting!   S.J. Bolton is a wonderful thriller writer and an incredible story teller.  If you are a fan of mysteries and thrillers then you have to read this book!  It's out on June 5th...plan on not doing anything else that day!

Read and tremble...yes indeed!

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering whether you would be happy to put up a link in my monthly series called “Books You Love”. The idea is for people to link up posts about a book they loved – it doesn’t have to be one they just posted about. It could be an old fave. I am hoping we will end up with a nice collection of books that can go on our reading lists. Here is the link Books You Loved June Edition