Book reviews, Crime thriller, Murder mystery

The Split by Sharon Bolton – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

The nail-biting new crime thriller from Sharon Bolton, author of Sunday

Times Bestseller The Craftsman.

 

SHE’S GOT NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE.

 

A year ago, in desperation, Felicity Lloyd signed up for a lengthy research trip to the remote island of South Georgia.

 

It was her only way to escape.

 

AND NOW HE’S COMING FOR HER.

 

Freddie Lloyd has served time for murder. Out at last, he’s on her trail. And this time, he won’t stop until he finds her.

 

BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU RUN, SOME SECRETS WILL ALWAYS CATCH UP WITH YOU…

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MY REVIEW 

The Split is mainly set in South Georgia, a small, isolated island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Felicity is a specialist in ice, she has come to Georgia to work, but also to hide.

But Freddie has found her!

Will Felicity be able to escape before Freddie arrives?

The story is told in two timelines, Felicity’s present and past. It builds her story and you slowly learn why she is hiding……

This is a murder mystery with a really unique edge, there are the murders of rough sleepers, home invasion and yet it also deals with abuse, mental illness, homelessness and fear. There’s a clever, complex plot with some really creepy moments too…..my windows are all shut and locked that’s for sure….! Dark, tension filled and a thoroughly chilling read. I loved every minute.

Thank you to Alex at Orion Publishing for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eCopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

Purchase link : https://amzn.to/2yEdxZo

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

 

Sharon (formerly S J) Bolton grew up in a cotton-mill town in Lancashire and had an eclectic early career in marketing and public relations. She gave it up in 2000 to become a mother and a writer. Her first novel, Sacrifice, was voted Best New Read by Amazon.uk, whilst her second, Awakening, won the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award (part of the prestigious Edgars) in the US. 

She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, the Theakston’s Prize for Best Thriller, the International Thriller Writers’ Best First Novel award, the Prix Du Polar in France and the Martin Beck award in Sweden. Sharon is available for interview and feature pieces.

 

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