Dead Woman Walking
"Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters." (Peter James). Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all...
"Bolton never lets the tension drop. Indeed it is her ability to convey creeping dread that marks out her exceptional talent as a story-teller... For once, the description 'impossible to put down' is fully merited, for this is an absolute page-turner." -- Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail "Bolton establishes a forbidding atmosphere ... A slippery, devious narrative in which things are not always what they seem." Crime Scene "Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters" -- Peter James "With Dead Woman Walking Sharon Bolton exceeds her own high standards of excellence. It grips from the start... The plots merge skilfully, with many splendid twists along the way." -- Marcel Berlins The Times "Dead Woman Walking once again signals what has made the novels of Sharon Bolton so successful: her clever amalgamation of two genres - the crepuscular, uncanny mystery ... and the more traditional crime/thriller narrative." Barry Forshaw, Guardian
Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed author of some of the most bone-chilling crime books ever written. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2014 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her whole body of work. Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.