Now You See Me (Lacey Flint Series #1)
  • Now You See Me (Lacey Flint Series #1)
  • Now You See Me (Lacey Flint Series #1)

Now You See Me (Lacey Flint Series #1)

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by Sharon Bolton, S. J. Bolton
     
 

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Late one night after interviewing a witness, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before. Within twenty-four hours, a reporter receives an anonymous letter pointing 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

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Overview

Late one night after interviewing a witness, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before. Within twenty-four hours, a reporter receives an anonymous letter pointing 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. But as the case unfolds, the details start reminding Lacey of a part of her own past she'd rather keep hidden. And the only way to do that is to catch the killer herself.

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

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bolton's fourth thriller, a complex psychological puzzler, stands head and shoulders above other such efforts featuring a modern copycat Jack the Ripper. On the anniversary of the original Ripper's first killing, Det. Constable Lacey Flint is horrified to find a dying woman, "her abdomen... a mass of scarlet," leaning against the detective's car in a London car park. The guilt-ridden Flint wonders whether different actions on her part might have saved the victim's life or caught the killer. The connection with the 1888 autumn of terror becomes clear after a journalist receives a letter obviously derived from some of the correspondence Scotland Yard received back then, ostensibly from the Ripper himself. By coincidence, Flint is something of a Ripper expert, and her knowledge proves useful in what develops into a multiple murder investigation. Avoiding gratuitous violence, Bolton (Blood Harvest) skillfully plays with the reader's expectations. Minette Walters fan will be pleased. (June)
Library Journal
Bolton's latest gothic mystery (after Blood Harvest) is almost impossible to put down. It opens with a woman murdered in a parking lot, practically in officer Lacey Flint's arms. Two senior officers arrive at the murder scene—Flint's boss and her disturbing colleague, Joesbury, who seems to be instantly suspicious of Flint. When a reporter receives a letter that triggers a comparison to Jack the Ripper, the police begin to suspect that they are dealing with a copycat killer. A second murder confirms their worst fears and increases Joesbury's interest in Flint's past. Flint herself becomes central to the murder case as the new Ripper's unknown tie to her is used to the police's advantage, but she finds the attention uncomfortable as she struggles to keep her past secret. VERDICT The twists keep coming, and the truth is not revealed until the final page in Bolton's best novel yet.—Lisa Hanson O'Hara, Univ. of Manitoba Lib., Winnipeg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250001634
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Series:
Lacey Flint Series, #1
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
168,220
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.06(h) x 1.04(d)

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