Dead Scared
Sharon Bolton

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Narrated By: Lisa Coleman

Duration: 11 hours and 2 minutes

What to expect

When a Cambridge student dramatically attempts to take her own life, DI Mark Joesbury realizes that the university has developed an unhealthy record of young people committing suicide in extraordinary ways.

Against huge personal misgivings, Joesbury sends young policewoman DC Lacey Flint to Cambridge, with a brief to work under-cover, posing as a depression-prone, vulnerable student.

Psychiatrist Evi Oliver is the only person in Cambridge who knows who Lacey really is - or so they both hope. But as the two women dig deeper into the darker side of university life, they discover a terrifying trend . . .

And when Lacey starts experiencing the same disturbing nightmares reported by the dead girls, she knows that she is next.


Modern & contemporary fiction, Crime & mystery fiction, Crime & mystery: police procedural, Crime & mystery: women sleuths, Thriller / suspense fiction

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A darling of the crime fiction world, S J Bolton's thriller is terse, unflinching and one you might think twice about reading before bed

Stylist Magazine

S. J. Bolton is changing the face of crime fiction - if you only read one crime novel this year, make it this

Tess Gerritsen


The Times

Spine-tingling suspense!

Lisa Gardner

Treading a fine line between horror and thriller ... seriously rich yet relentlessly disturbing