Category Archives: S J Bolton

Review: LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton seems to revel in depicting small, often isolated communities in which ordinary people hide dark secrets. She has previously written compellingly cloying tales of suspense set in several worrisome English villages as well as one set in the … Continue reading

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Review: BLOOD HARVEST by S.J. Bolton

The Fletcher family have moved into the (thankfully fictional) village of Heptonclough in rural England. There’s a new reverend in town too. Creepy ancient traditions kept alive by the villagers provide an overall air of gloominess and when something of a trend … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – October 2011

I didn’t manage a lot of reviewing in October but was lucky enough to have a couple of 5-star reads which means Book of the month is a difficult choice so I’m not going to make it. Tom Franklin‘s Crooked Letter, Crooked … Continue reading

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Maximum reading: minimum reviewing

The main prompt for me to start this blog was to write down my thoughts about the books I read so that my future self would be a little less ignorant about my reading than I had been in the … Continue reading

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Halfway Down the Stairs

OK the title really doesn’t have any relevance as this is a post about being half way through the reading year and reflecting on my favourite books so far. But I never think of the word halfway without remembering my favourite … Continue reading

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Review: Awakening by S J Bolton

I picked up Awakening a couple of nights ago and planned to read for 10 minutes before heading to bed. Before I knew it I was on page 162, had a crick in my neck from sitting so still and … Continue reading

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Review: Sacrifice by S J Bolton

Title: Sacrifice Author: S J Bolton Publisher: Bantam Press [2008] ISBN: 978-0-593-05912-8 Tora Hamilton is an obstetric surgeon who moves to the Shetland Isles with her husband Duncan, a native of the Isles who hasn’t been home for twenty years. … Continue reading

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