Search Results: "S.J. Bolton"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD HARVEST by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"Bolton (Awakening, 2009) neatly treads the line between the supernatural and the psychopathic in a very scary tale of village secrets."
Did you hear that? Mommy's calling. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE ME by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2011

"Bolton (Blood Harvest, 2010, etc.) provides excruciating tension and much else. Romantics can drool over Jonesbury's turquoise eyes; amateur psychologists can mull Lacey's one-nighters; and Ripperologists can ponder theories of Jack's real identity, one of which helps tie up the plot."
A Jack the Ripper aficionado is on the loose. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Bolton (Sacrifice, 2008) overplots on occasion, but her heroine, so troubled and so valiant, is irresistible."
There is love, murder and snakes in the grass in a picturesque English village. Read full book review >

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DEAD SCARED by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"Menacing and then some. But when the goose bumps recede, there are several major plot holes."
Cambridge University under siege. Read full book review >

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LOST by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Bolton, who specializes in over-the-top psychological mayhem, ratchets up the tension with OCD diagnoses, past furies unresolved and a reworking of the Peter Pan story."
No 10-year-old boy is safe in south London. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE by S.J. Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2008

"Lots of rather swoony thrills and escapes, complete with those cute Shetland ponies."
Digging a grave for a favorite horse, an obstetrician on one of the Shetland Islands uncovers a shockingly mutilated corpse, a discovery that will take her into the depths of local legend and scandal, putting both her and her rather shaky marriage in mortal peril. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL OF IT ALL by Michael Bolton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An intermittently compelling memoir of music-biz perseverance that eventually lapses into worthless celebrity worship."
Easy-listening icon Bolton recounts his hard-won rise to fame and the spoils of success. Read full book review >

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A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"The aquatic maverick heroine is pulled from water so many times that Bolton (Like This, For Ever, 2013, etc.) has to keep upping the ante. Nevertheless, Lacey's a brave and resourceful protagonist who earns her boss's and readers' respect."
A cop recovering from a near drowning discovers the first of several bodies in a mystery set near, along and in the Thames. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN PICTURES by Linda Bolton
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A provocative book that will get readers thinking about the art, as well as the fascinating visual trickery. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Using 23 paintings and drawings from Western art—from the Renaissance to Picasso, Dali, and Escher—Bolton presents an intriguing survey of visual ambivalence: anamorphic art, read in a convex mirror (reflecting paper, to roll into a tube, is provided); images whose distorted perspectives are resolved by viewing from a particular angle (getting these right isn't easy; still, the point is adequately made); pictures in which one image coexists with another (a 16th-century painting of a man, entirely composed of animals). Read full book review >

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DEAD WOMAN WALKING by Sharon Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Less of a shock to the system than Daisy in Chains (2016) but still guaranteed to provide its share of chills."
The lone survivor of a balloon crash flees from a heartless killer bent on silencing her. Read full book review >

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THE PICTURES by Guy Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An atmospheric if familiar noir that provides a pleasant tour of Hollywood's golden age."
An LAPD detective investigating a producer's apparent suicide is drawn into a web involving murder and blackmail among Los Angeles' rich and powerful. Read full book review >