Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dead Scared by S. J. Bolton

DI Lacey Flint is back in S.J. Bolton's Dead Scared, and so is DI Mark Joesbury.  A series of unusual suicides at Cambridge University rouses suspicions and Lacey is sent undercover as a student to Cambridge to see if there's someone or something more sinister behind the suicides.  Joesbury's feelings for Lacey are as complicated as ever; it doesn't help that he's her handler on this case, or that there's more going on than he can tell her.  It isn't long before some very unusual things start to happen to Lacey; it's as if someone is trying to scare her to death.  Or scare her into taking her own life.  And this time Joesbury might not get there in time to save her.
     I loved Now You See Me, the novel that first introduced Lacey Flint and Mark Joesbury, and I was very happy to discover that Bolton had written another book about two of my favorite characters.  And once again, nothing in this book is as it seems.  Bolton is great at building tension.  I found myself racing through the last chapters of this book to the very end.  This is a book that is hard to put down!

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