Sacrifice

Sharon Bolton

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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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Praise for Sacrifice

“The page-turner of the summer . . . Extraordinary.”
—The Denver Post

“A chilling story . . . The plot never loses interest, the setting is beautiful . . . and the characters are well drawn. This is S. J. Bolton’s first book. I hope it’s the first of many.”
—The Charlotte Observer

“Brilliant plot with mythic overtones. . . . This promising new talent delivers some profound insights into the eternal nature of evil.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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Sharon Bolton

SHARON BOLTON grew up in Lancashire, England, and now lives near Oxford with her family. Sacrifice, her first novel, was inspired by her fascination with British folklore. Sharon Bolton was previously published as S.J. Bolton.

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312381868
ISBN10: 0312381867
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
February 2013
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ISBN: 9781250037909
ISBN10: 1250037905
384 pages
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