A Dark and Twisted Tide

Lacey Flint Novels (Volume 4)

Sharon Bolton

Minotaur Books

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Lacey Flint, Sharon Bolton’s enigmatic protagonist, has been living in a houseboat on the River Thames, and she’s becoming a part of London’s weird and wonderful riverboat community. Against her friends’ better judgment, she’s taken up swimming in the Thames, and she feels closer than ever to Detective Mark Joesbury, despite his involvement in a complicated undercover case. For the first time in her life, as she recovers from the trauma of the last few months, Lacey begins to feel almost happy.

Then, at dawn one hot summer morning while swimming down the river, Lacey finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the water. She assumes it was chance—after all, she's recently joined the marine policing unit, and she knows how many dead bodies are pulled out of the river every year, most the result of tragic accidents. But further investigation leads her policing team to suspect the woman’s body was deliberately left for Lacey to find. Lacey’s no longer a homicide detective, but as she begins to notice someone keeping a strangely close eye on her, she’s inexorably drawn into the investigation.

Award-winning author Sharon Bolton has once again crafted a tightly plotted, utterly unpredictable thriller around one of the most compelling characters in crime fiction today, intensely private London police officer Lacey Flint, whose penchant for keeping secrets is only matched by her determination to uncover those of others.

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Praise for A Dark and Twisted Tide

"The pleasures of first-rate mystery usually lie in the plot, and Bolton has constructed a solid nail-biter. But it’s the characters that infuse A Dark and Twisted Tide with such heart—not just the gritty, damaged Flint but her friends and colleagues, too."—Entertainment Weekly

"[Bolton] delights in a kind of gothic horror, weaving suspenseful tales featuring complex, often tormented characters…Just as readers think they know the killer’s identity, there is another shocking twist in this…always gripping tale by a master of the genre."—Library Journal

"[Bolton’s] worldbuilding is fascinating. Lacey is a wonderful protagonist, stubborn, lost and striving to connect."—RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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"Ingenious."—Washington Post

"For a long time, critics have been calling Bolton a rising star among British crime writers. Well, that star has risen and is pretty much outshining most of her contemporaries…Bolton knows all the tricks of the trade, from carefully planted red herrings to the clever planting of real clues. But many writers can do that. What makes Bolton special is her ability to create unique characters that you care about as much for their faults as their virtues, especially her heroine, whose youth is both her best asset and her greatest weakness."—The Denver Post

"Bolton rules the world of psychological thrillers."—The Huffington Post

"Bolton’s narrative is taut and twisty and dark, and her pacing unrelenting. Her characters are not only psychologically provocative (especially Lacey Flint), but they command a presence on the page that’s as strong as anything you’ll read this summer."—[Minneapolis] Star-Tribune

"Realistic fear, heart-stopping suspense, and jolting plot twists keep one almost frantically turning pages as Bolton grabs us from the beginning and leaves us shaken at the end. Highly recommended."—Library Journal (starred review)


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Sharon Bolton

SHARON BOLTON is a Mary Higgins Clark Award winner and an ITW Thriller Award, CWA Gold Dagger and Barry Award nominee. She lives near London, England. Sharon Bolton was previously published as S.J. Bolton.

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A Dark and Twisted Tide
Sharon Bolton

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250028587
ISBN10: 1250028582
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$25.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250028570
ISBN10: 1250028574
448 pages
$12.99
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