Dead Woman Walking

In Dead Woman Walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling.

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all.

My Review

It has been several years since I have read a book from this author. In fact, it was when the author was writing under the published name, S.J. Bolton. Now that I have finished this book, I am going back and reading prior novels as well as keeping my eyes out for the next book. No matter what name the author goes by now, the writing style has not changed. Ms. Bolton can write a really great book.

It is always a great sign when instantly, the story can grab you and keep you focused until the last sentence. The sole survivor, Jessica could have just went to the police for help but instead she turned into a woman on a mission to exact justice for herself. The way that Jessica went about it was smart. However, she was not the only one that showed intelligence. There is Superintendent Ajax. He did not miss details in the case.

The storyline does flash back to the past. Yet, every time that it did, a little morsel of information was given that added to the present; making the story even more intriguing. I am happy to report that reading this book is not in vain as the ending is just as strong as the beginning. Ms. Bolton brings a powerhouse story filled with multifaceted characters in Dead Woman Walking!


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