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A dark and twisted tide

A dark and twisted tide

Bolton, S. J., author

Ex-Detective Lacey Flint has quit the police for a safer, quieter life. Or that's what she thinks. Living alone on a houseboat, she is trying and failing to get over the love of her life, undercover Detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won't leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river, wrapped in white burial cloths, she can't resist asking questions. Who is this woman and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths?

Hardback, Book. English. Thriller. Suspense fiction.
Published London: Bantam Press, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 0593069188, 9780593069189
Physical Description: 444 pages : map (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: London (England) Fiction.; Flint, Lacey (Fictitious character) Fiction.

Author note

Sharon Bolton(previously S. J. Bolton) is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. This is her seventh novel and features the popular DC Lacey Flint and DI Mark Joesbury. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Dagger in the Library.

Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son. For more information about her books, visit You can also join her on Facebook at


"Stiletto sharp writing. Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters"||"Bolton's latest gripper . . . She seems unable to write a sentence that isn't suffused with menace"
The Times||"An original and intriguing story"
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