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Sacrifice (edition 2008)

by S. J. Bolton

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Title:Sacrifice
Authors:S. J. Bolton
Info:Minotaur Books (2008), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 384 pages
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This is SJ Bolton's debut novel, and what a debut it is! Set in a small community in Northern Scotland, it catches you from the very first chapter and the very first body and keeps you guessing right through until the end. Fantastic!
  TracyCampbell | Feb 12, 2016 |
The plot grabbed me from Chapter 1, and I didn't want to put it down 'til I'd finished. I'll be looking for the rest of this author's books. Highly recommended to fans of mystery and suspense. ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
excellent just starting the next one ( )
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'There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.'

George Carlin
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For Andrew, who makes everything possible; and for Hal, who makes it worthwhile.
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The corpse I could cope with.
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Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched afternoon ...Deep in the peat soil of her field she is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin. The marks bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen all over the islands, and she quickly uncovers disturbing links to an ancient legend. But as Tora investigates she is warned by the local police, her boss, and even her husband, to leave well alone. And even though it chills her to the bone to admit it ...something tells her their concern isn't genuine.

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In this masterful debut that starts off as a mystery and becomes much more, Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, windswept Shetland Islands, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Though her husband grew up here, it’s the first time he’s been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman’s heart has been cut out, and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her—even when the police, her colleagues, and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved.

Sacrifice is a bone-chilling, spellbinding debut about secrets worth killing for that will grip readers from its beginning to its startling end. 

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Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, wind-swept Shetland Islands, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Though her husband grew up here, it's the first time he's been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman's heart has been cut out and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her--even when the police, her colleagues and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved.… (more)

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