Blood Harvest by S. J. Bolton

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The Fletchers' beautiful new house is everything they dreamed it would be. Built between two churches in Heptonclough, a small village on the moors that time forgot, it ought to be paradise for this young family of five, but they barely have a chance to settle in before they find that they're anything but welcome. Someone seems to be trying to drive them away--at first with silly pranks but then with threats that become increasingly dangerous, especially to the oldest child, ten-year-old Tom Fletcher, who begins to believe that someone is always watching him.

The adults in Tom's life are trying to help, including his parents; the vicar next door, younger and more dashing than you'd expect a vicar to be; and a therapist, Evi Oliver, who believes him more than she wants to. But there are other clues that something isn't quite right in Heptonclough, including the mysterious accidental deaths of three toddlers over the last ten years. It is not until Tom's siblings, two-year-old Milly and five-year-old Joe Fletcher, go missing in turn that the little village's evil secret turns the Fletchers' dreams into a nightmare.

With Sacrifice, Awakening, and now Blood Harvest, S. J. Bolton displays time and time again her remarkable talent as a beguiling storyteller, a master of thrills, and the mistress of her own brand of modern Gothic tale.

 

About S. J. Bolton

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Sharon Bolton wurde im englischen Lancashire geboren, hat eine Schauspielausbildung absolviert und Theaterwissenschaft studiert. „Todesopfer“, ihr erster Roman, wurde von Lesern und Presse begeistert gefeiert und machte die Autorin über Nacht zum neuen Star unter den britischen Spannungsautorinnen. Ihrem ersten Triumph folgten mittlerweile fünf weitere Thriller, mit denen Sharon Bolton ihr brillantes Können immer wieder unter Beweis stellte. So wurde "Schlangenhaus" als bester Thriller des Jahres mit dem Mary Higgins Clark Award ausgezeichnet. Die Autorin lebt mit ihrem Mann und ihrem Sohn in Oxford.
 
Published June 2, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Did you hear that? Mommy's calling.

Jan 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Blood Harvest

The Guardian

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He's heard strange voices echoing around the church as well, and a series of events – blood in the communion wine, a smashed model of Millie on the church floor – point to the fact that newcomers aren't all that welcome in the village of Heptonclough.

Apr 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Blood Harvest

Publishers Weekly

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In Bolton’s superb third thriller, the Fletchers—mother Alice, father Gareth, 10-year-old Tom, six-year-old Joe, and two-year-old Millie—receive an icy welcome on moving to isolated Heptonclough, Engl

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