Thursday, 8 July 2010

CRIME/THRILLER REVIEW: Blood Harvest - SJ Bolton


A Time To Be Born. Twelve-year-old Tom and his family have just moved to a small town perched on the crest of the moor. But troubles begin when Tom sees a mysterious child lurking around the nearby churchyard. A Time To Die. Psychiatrist Evi is trying to treat a young woman haunted by the disappearance of her little girl. A devastating fire burned down their home, but even two years on she is convinced her daughter survived. A Time To Kill. Harry is the town's new vicar, quickly befriended by the locals. But unusual events around the church suggest he isn't entirely welcome, and that this odd little town harbours a terrifying secret.


What you want out of a title is purely dependent upon the reader and what SJ delivers in this offering is a book that’s more about creating an eerie environment for the reader where their own phobia’s sneak their way into the psyche as they make their way through this offering. It’s pretty intense with some great build up tactics within that really will have you reading this under the covers. Add to the mix short and pretty tight chapters alongside characters that you come to care about and it ticks all the right boxes. Definitely her strongest title to date and one that has more than pleased the thriller reader in me.

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