Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Netgalley Presents A Book Review For Now You See Me (Lacey Flint #1) by S.J. Bolton

One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building’s darkened parking lot. Within twenty-four hours a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper’s first murder—a letter that calls out Lacey by name. If it’s real, and they have a killer bent on re-creating London’s bloody past, history shows they have just five days until the next attempt.

No one believes the connections are anything more than a sadistic killer’s game, not even Lacey, whom the killer seems to be taunting specifically. However, as they investigate the details of the case start reminding her more and more of a part of her past she’d rather keep hidden. And the only way to do that is to catch the killer herself.

Fast paced and completely riveting, S. J. Bolton’s Now You See Me is a modern gothic novel that is nothing less than a masterpiece of suspense fiction.

Now You See Me is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title.

One of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011

My Review

5 of 5 Jack The Ripper

Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton is a BRILLIANT READ!!!!!!!!! First I have to say thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book. If it were not for them I would not have found this little gem of a book. I have to say that this book totally blew me away for several reasons and one being that it is a murder mystery with a female lead character who is strong and knows what she wants and how to get it. Then there is the Jack The Ripper park of the story. Man oh man being a Psych and Criminal Justice major I just loved reading about Jack The Ripper. He is one of the most prolific serial killers known and to read about it in modern day just blew my mind out of the water. To think that someone would be stupid enough to try and replicate Jack The Ripper is just the craziest thing I have ever heard of.

Lacey Flint is a young detective in London. She is out on work going to get information from a witness when she stumbles upon a murder. Just not any ordinary murder but a very gruesome one. She finds a woman stabbed to death in the parking lot. She calls it in and the police come over to investigate the crime. Then a reporter gets a letter from an anonymous source pointing out the similarities of this murder to the murders committed by Jack The Ripper. Also in this letter it taunts Lacey's name and suggests that she may be the next victim.

Lacey knows she will have to catch this killer because she does not want 5 deaths on her hand. Jack The Ripper was one of the most craziest killers known in London and she does not want that blood on her hands. The only thing is the murderer is also taunting Lacey with her past. A past she would like to forget. What will Lacey do? Will Lacey be able to catch the killer or will the modern day Jack The Ripper get her first? 
Sharon J Bolton was born and brought up in Lancashire, the eldest of three daughters. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an actress and a dancer, studying ballet, tap and jazz from a young age and reading drama at Loughborough University.

She spent her early career in marketing and PR before returning to full-time education to study for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Warwick University, where she met her husband, Andrew. They moved to London and Sharon held a number of PR posts in the City. She left the City to work freelance, to start a family and to write.

She and Andrew now live in a village in the Chiltern Hills, not far from Oxford, with their son and the latest addition to the family: Lupe, the lop-eared lurcher. Her daily life revolves around the school run, walking the dog and those ever-looming publishing deadlines.

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