Now You See Me
By S.J. Bolton
(Bantam Press, Hardcover, 9780593064139, 432pp.)
Publication Date: June 13, 2011
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Lacey Flint is a London policewoman with a secret past, a morbid fascination with serial killers and a curiously empty flat. On the job she's quiet and plainly dressed. At night she has an unusual social life.
When Lacey returns to her car one evening to find a woman fatally stabbed right by it, she is taken in for questioning, but then a hand-delivered letter suggests the killer has a special interest in Lacey herself.
Suddenly she is at the centre of a terrifying murder hunt, working with the smart but damaged DI Dana Tulloch and the hostile DI Mark Joesbury, another person who seems curiously fascinated with Lacey.
Is Joesbury's interest in Lacey personal or professional? Will Lacey cope as the case pushes her into the limelight? And does the team have the skill to outwit one of the nastiest serial killers Londoners have fallen prey to since the killer's infamous role model... Jack the Ripper.
S. J. BOLTON was born in Lancashire. Her debut, Sacrifice, was nominated for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, and in France the prestigious Prix Polar SNCF Award. Awakening won the Mary Higgins Clark award for thriller of the year. Blood Harvest has been shortlisted for the 2010 CWA Gold Dagger. Now You See Me is her fourth novel. She lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.
"S. J. Bolton knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story."
"S. J. Bolton has already made a considerable name for herself with her well-crafted, original and spooky crime thrillers."
— Daily Mail
"If she carries on like this she will have worshippers in their millions."
— The Times