Tuesday, 21 June 2011

CRIME REVIEW: Now You See Me - SJ Bolton

Release Date: 26/05/11


Despite her fascination with Jack the Ripper, Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a big case or seen a dead body up close. Until now...As she leaves a south London estate one night, she is horrified to find a woman has been viciously stabbed, right next to Lacey's car. Thrown headlong into her first murder hunt, Lacey's quiet life changes overnight. Then Lacey receives a familiar hand-delivered letter, written in red blood, and it is clear the police have a Ripper copycat on their hands. Lacey must be the bait if they are to prevent a second, brutal murder. But can this inexperienced DC outwit a killer whose infamous role model has never been found?...


I love a story that takes me on an adventure and when they also blend into it an almost mythical even at its centre then it’s a title that more than grabs my attention. Here, in her latest release, SJ brings Saucy Jack back (Jack the Ripper) and brings it bang up to date for the modern audience. Add to this some deliciously twisted events, a lot of careful planning and a masterful use of sleight of hand which will leave the reader gripping the pages wondering what will happen next.

All in when you back this up with solid prose, a fast paced plot as well as solid characterisation and it will leave the reader in no doubt that if you love a scare SJ knows what she’s doing which made this a title that I thoroughly enjoyed although to be honest I won’t be visiting certain districts of London any time soon.

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