Sacrifice
Sharon Bolton

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Narrated By: Vivien Heilbron

Duration: 15 hours and 5 minutes

What to expect

Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched Sunday 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 in her chest where her heart has been brutally removed.

Three rune marks etched into the woman's skin bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen all over the islands: in homes she has visited, even around a fireplace in her own cellar. As she uncovers disturbing links to an ancient Shetland legend, the unfriendly detective, her smooth-talking boss and even her own husband are at pains to persuade her to leave well alone.

Is their concern genuine? Perhaps, for when terrifying threats start rolling in like the cold island mists it seems someone wants Tora out of the picture, once and for all.

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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This slick, fast moving thriller has a cracking opening scene and goes on to develop into a gripping story of intrigue and adventure . . . An interesting and skilful debut

MARGARET YORKE (CWA Diamond Dagger winner)

Part forensic-thriller, part medical-thriller, Sacrifice combines both elements to great effect in
this atmospheric and original debut

SIMON BECKETT, author of The Chemistry of Death

Inspired by an eerie ancient legend, Sacrifice is a chilling, mesmerising debut thriller. S. J. Bolton is one to watch