Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton

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Now You See Me is the first in the Lacey Flint series, followed by 2012's Dead Scared and 2013's Lost.

“Bolton is changing the face of crime fiction—if you only read one crime novel this year, make it this.” —Tess Gerritsen on Now You See Me

“Really special: multi-layered and sophisticated, but tough too.” —Lee Child on Now You See Me

One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building’s darkened parking lot. Within twenty-four hours a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper’s first murder—a letter that calls out Lacey by name. If it’s real, and they have a killer bent on re-creating London’s bloody past, history shows they have just five days until the next attempt.

No one believes the connections are anything more than a sadistic killer’s game, not even Lacey, whom the killer seems to be taunting specifically. However, as they investigate the details of the case start reminding her more and more of a part of her past she’d rather keep hidden. And the only way to do that is to catch the killer herself.

Fast paced and completely riveting, S. J. Bolton’s Now You See Me is a modern gothic novel that is nothing less than a masterpiece of suspense fiction.

 

A Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title and one of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011.
 

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 7, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Despite Joesbury’s doubts about Lacey, Dana Tulloch, who leads the Major Investigative Team, supports her, and matters are supposedly resolved when Lacey survives a dip in the Thames while chasing scumbag suspect Samuel Cooper, who doesn’t.

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Bolton's fourth thriller, a complex psychological puzzler, stands head and shoulders above other such efforts featuring a modern copycat Jack the Ripper.

Apr 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Now You See Me

Book Reporter

An enigmatic but well-known reporter receives a letter about the murder barely a day later, drawing comparisons between the killing and first canonical murder of Jack the Ripper.

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Reviewing the Evidence

When Detective Constable Lacey Flint leaves her flat one evening, she isn't expecting to find a dying woman slumped over her car covered in blood from a vicious knife-attack, and she certainly isn't expecting to find herself being treated like a suspect in the woman's murder rather than a witness.

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Monsters and Critics

One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building's darkened parking lot.

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Sun Sentinel

In "Now You See Me," Bolton parallels Jack the Ripper's crimes with a string of gang rapes of young girls in some of South London's poorest neighborhoods.

May 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Now You See Me

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