Dead Woman Walking PDF/EPUB ð Dead Woman MOBI

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Dead Woman Walking
  • Sharon J. Bolton
  • 02 February 2019
  • 0593076427

Dead Woman Walking[Download] ➾ Dead Woman Walking By Sharon J. Bolton – Essayreview.co.uk Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters Peter JamesJust before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman At the same time, a hot air balloon crashe Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters Peter JamesJust before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman At the same time, a hot air balloon crashes out of the sky There s just one survivorShe s seen the killer s face but he s also seen hers Dead Woman MOBI :Á And he won t rest until he s eliminated the only witness to his crimeAlone, scared, trusting no one, she s running to where she feels safe but it could be the most dangerous place of all.


About the Author: Sharon J. Bolton

Sharon s newest book The Craftsman is now available for pre order and is out on the rd May in the UK PLUS Alive, a short story prequel is available for FREE see Sharon s website Pre order here now J Bolton was born and brought up in Lancashire, the eldest of three daughters As Dead Woman MOBI :Á 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 UniversityShe 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 writeShe 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.


10 thoughts on “Dead Woman Walking

  1. says:

    This is the latest novel from one of my favourite authors It is classic Bolton with her familiar trademark elements that readers love atmospheric and compelling writing, great characters, multiple threads, and killer twists This is set primarily in Northumberland A surprise hot air balloon trip is Jessie s birthday gift to her beloved Isabel, her sister and a practicing nun There are 13 people in the balloon, including the pilot, on this unluckiest of trips where a killer is observed in th This is the latest novel from one of my favourite authors It is classic Bolton with her familiar trademark elements that readers love atmospheric and compelling writing, great characters, multiple threads, and killer twists This is set primarily in Northumberland A surprise hot air balloon trip is Jessie s birthday gift to her beloved Isabel, her sister and a practicing nun There are 13 people in the balloon, including the pilot, on this unluckiest of trips where a killer is observed in the act of committing murder Unfortunately, he also sees them, particularly Jessie assiduously taking photographs of him on her phone Everyone ends up dead except Jessie, something the killer intends to rectify as he hunts her down Unable to go to the police, there isto Jessie than we might expect as she fights to stay alive against all the odds.We learn of Jessie s family history of an unexplained trauma that occurs that revolves around their brother Ned which Isabel refuses to speak of and Jessie s unhappiness when Isabel becomes a nun despite not being a believer Jessie is a frequent visitor to Wynding Priory through the years, becoming closer to all the nuns The bond between the sisters is so close that Jessie gives voice to her fear that the death of Isabel will be the end of her The remarkably well informed killer is an adept and skilled hunter, who it turns out has his own family trauma Detective Superintendent Ajax Maldonado of Northumbria police is in charge of investigating the Hot Air Balloon tragedy and when it becomes clear that Jessie is alive, tries to locate her to discover what occurred With a rising body count, disturbing fears of a yellow house in the north amongst migrants, and the connections between the multiple threads becoming clearer, there is a thrilling and tense finale.This is a story of ghosts, trauma, obsession, unreliable memories and what families will do for each other It outlines the horrors waiting to befall migrants and how a family history can come to be distorted It is about the difficulties of coming to terms with loss and grief There are sufficient clues to see some of the twists coming The short chapters make this a fast paced read whilst heightening the levels of tension and suspense The characters are well drawn and form the backbone of the novel I particularly loved the wonderful nuns who add some great comic touches to a dark story Just a fabulous book This is a must read for crime fans and I cannot recommend it highly enough Thanks to Random House Transworld for an ARC

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    I m very familiar with Bolton s work so far I ve read the Lacey Flint series as well as a handful of standalones, and while Flint will always be a near and dear favorite, Dead Woman Walking might just be her most enjoyable solitary book to date The blurb on the back is very brief, which we all know I m a fan of, so you really haven t got a clue what to expect going in Don t read any reviews including this one if you re wanting to know absolutely nothing ahead of time there will be no spoil I m very familiar with Bolton s work so far I ve read the Lacey Flint series as well as a handful of standalones, and while Flint will always be a near and dear favorite, Dead Woman Walking might just be her most enjoyable solitary book to date The blurb on the back is very brief, which we all know I m a fan of, so you really haven t got a clue what to expect going in Don t read any reviews including this one if you re wanting to know absolutely nothing ahead of time there will be no spoilers here but I always like to give fair warning for those wanting to keep an open mind and a clean palate before picking up the book If nothing else, know that this was a mesmerizing thriller containing a slow burning mystery It was a perfect example of crime fiction featuring twisty characterization which makes it the perfect recommendation to anyone who likes the structure of a procedural withaction and quick snippets of chapters.Where to start when there are so many wonderful attributes to this novel I love how the beginning chapters really hook us into the story there s a large group of passengers on a hot air balloon and, in the midst of their tour, they are brought down in a terrorizing way where most of the people do not survive We find out early on who the culprit s are, which was a really nice addition As a reader, I used to hate when the whodunnit was revealed early on, but now that I ve grown and matured a bit, I ve come to really appreciate the new aspect and vision this brings to a story As I stated above, the characterization is fabulous this is one thing Bolton is known for , and she doesn t shy away from writing about disturbing tendencies and creating dark characters, even in her protagonists There are ever changing POVs and timelines in the narrative which kept me on my toes, constantly trying to piece together this mystery of the why and a deeper understanding of the how While it could get a bit confusing for some readers in the early stages, by the time the middle to ending is reached everything clicks together to form a brilliant finale that blew me away.There s a reason Sharon Bolton is not only a fan favorite on Goodreads, but is so successful that her work has jumped the pond from the UK on our worldwide There seems to be a certain trademarked feel to her writing I can t really describe it to someone who has never read her books because they don t really compare to anyone else I ve read This unique signature she bears in her work is what keeps readers coming back forwith each book she writes If you re new to her work, Dead Woman Walking is a great place to start She has managed to keep the suspense genre feeling fresh in a time where books being published feel stale and recycled The plot here genuinely confounded me and, I have to say, it was great to experience that blown away feeling you get when a book has truly kept you in the dark until the precise moment the author choses to reveal their secrets to you Highly recommended to all readers who love a thrilling plot with intriguing characters I know I ll be thinking about those last few pages until her next book is published Many thanks to the publisher for providing my copy it was a pleasure to provide my honest thoughts here

  3. says:

    Wow I just loved this book and love Sharon Bolton Dead Woman Walking is filled with twists and turns, ensuring that the reader is constantly second guessing wrongly in my case everything that is happening Bolton has crafted a brilliantly complex crime thriller, which is exceptionally plotted out that had me on the edge of my seat throughout and at times holding my breath and a bit scared to read onjust fantastic Sharon Bolton was already close to the top of my must read author list Wow I just loved this book and love Sharon Bolton Dead Woman Walking is filled with twists and turns, ensuring that the reader is constantly second guessing wrongly in my case everything that is happening Bolton has crafted a brilliantly complex crime thriller, which is exceptionally plotted out that had me on the edge of my seat throughout and at times holding my breath and a bit scared to read onjust fantastic Sharon Bolton was already close to the top of my must read author list and this outing has established her at the number one spot If you haven t read any of her books, where have you been You really don t know what you are missing Pitch perfect plotting and dialogue that seamlessly integrates with the characters and situation means that the readers are treated to a read that they won t forget in a hurry A group of people enjoying a hot air balloon trip then they all witness something they shouldn t have, and so begins an insane cat and mouse roller coaster ride After reading those first chapters I have been put off hot air balloons for life Jessica is the only survivor and she ends up in a complete and utter nightmare situation I was pretty much holding my breath the entire way through this book and just willing for Jessica to get to safety My absolute favorite aspect of this book, which also added a bit of humor to the tale were the nuns and their crime busting theories This was a great touch and stopped the book being too dark They don t know why Jessica made no effort to contact the authorities perhaps she s badly hurt or has a concussion and confused So the search is on But the killer also knows there s a survivor, and he s determined to get to her first But maybe she has reasons for not wanting to be found.Strongly plotted, fast paced crime thriller fiction The characters are believable and genuine and the development of the storyline keeps you hooked, with some fantastic twists and turns along the way A MUST read I want to thank Netgalley, St Martins Press and Sharon Bolton for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  4. says:

    4.5 starsWhat a unique start to a book Jessica and her sister Isabel, who is a nun, are two of the thirteen people on a hot air balloon excursion Things go badly awry, and we immediately find ourselves on a wild ride to learn the fate of all aboard From there the plot thickens considerably as we become immersed in murders, family tragedies, human trafficking, corruption, and memories I read one review that said the plot was predictable I was dumbfounded In my opinion, nothing could be fart 4.5 starsWhat a unique start to a book Jessica and her sister Isabel, who is a nun, are two of the thirteen people on a hot air balloon excursion Things go badly awry, and we immediately find ourselves on a wild ride to learn the fate of all aboard From there the plot thickens considerably as we become immersed in murders, family tragedies, human trafficking, corruption, and memories I read one review that said the plot was predictable I was dumbfounded In my opinion, nothing could be farther from the truth The plot is as intricate as a spider s web in true Bolton style, and I could not fathom how all of this was going to come together One of my favorite threads was the highly complex relationship between Jessica and Isabel, told mostly in flashbacks Another highlight was the scenes involving the nuns Sister Hildegard is a jewel Oh, and the peacocks I can t forget them.Not many authors can come close to Ms Bolton when it comes to painting a scene Her imagery is breathtaking, and she deftly transports the reader into the setting with ease I find the ambience of a Bolton novel generally to be as brilliant and as paramount as any of the characters and the plot This is one of the major reasons why Ms Bolton is in my small shrine of very favorite authors.Be warned, the tale is told within a complicated changing timeline, but by paying close attention to the chapter headings, I didn t find this to be an issue.There are a couple of reasons why I didn t rate this one 5 stars The main characters, though good, are not as memorable as those in Now You See Me, Little Black Lies, and Daisy in Chains Further, after the balloon disaster, the pace of the story slows down significantly for a time, but that is for the most part balanced out by the second half of the book, which delivers one shocking twist after another as the threads start to pull together I loved the ending.And I never fail to be impressed by Ms Bolton s stellar research skills involving a variety of topics.Though not my overall favorite Bolton book that would be Now You See Me , Dead Woman Walking is an outstanding novel well worth the time and attention of every thriller lover Highly recommended

  5. says:

    4.5 stars Dead Woman Walking is a cleverly crafted thriller, jampacked with twists and turns Brimming with tension and terror, this book had my heart racing until the very last page Jessica Lane surprises her sister Isabel with a hot air balloon ride to celebrate Isabel s birthday While enjoying the view, all 14 people on board, witness a horrific event that sets forth a chaotic and terrifying ride that ends in tragedy Jessica,the lone survivor, is being hunted by a killer But there s a lo 4.5 stars Dead Woman Walking is a cleverly crafted thriller, jampacked with twists and turns Brimming with tension and terror, this book had my heart racing until the very last page Jessica Lane surprises her sister Isabel with a hot air balloon ride to celebrate Isabel s birthday While enjoying the view, all 14 people on board, witness a horrific event that sets forth a chaotic and terrifying ride that ends in tragedy Jessica,the lone survivor, is being hunted by a killer But there s a lotto this story than what it seemsPeople s instincts for self preservation will nearly always outweigh their social conscienceAs the narrative shifts from past to present, revelations come to light concerning a nefarious crime syndicate, corrupt cops, and dark secrets about Jessica and Isabel s past While there are multiple plot lines, all seamlessly converge to expose a horrendous inhumane crimes This book kept me guessing there were so many surprises that I was never quite sure where things were going or how it was going to play out I especially loved the nuns and peacocks I could not put this book down Highly recommend I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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    3.5 StarsMy reviews can also be seen at ve only read one of Sharon Bolton s previous books, but I really enjoyed it I was intrigued by the short blurb for Dead Woman Walking and was excited to begin reading.Sisters, Jessica and Isabel aka Bella aka Sister Maria Magdalena are very close, although Jessica wishes she understood her sister better Whenever Jessica asks her sister about the past or her choice to become a nun, Bella is quick to end the c 3.5 StarsMy reviews can also be seen at ve only read one of Sharon Bolton s previous books, but I really enjoyed it I was intrigued by the short blurb for Dead Woman Walking and was excited to begin reading.Sisters, Jessica and Isabel aka Bella aka Sister Maria Magdalena are very close, although Jessica wishes she understood her sister better Whenever Jessica asks her sister about the past or her choice to become a nun, Bella is quick to end the conversation I left that life behind a long time ago, I have a new family now A family in god For Bella s 40th Birthday, Jessica wants to do something memorable, so she organizes a hot air balloon ride.But what was supposed to be a one hour balloon ride, a birthday gift from one sister to another, turns into a nightmare.The passengers are having the time of their lives but then they see something they shouldn t have, the balloon crashes, leaving only one survivor in a fight for her life.I found the first part of the book really intense and I was definitely absorbed in the story But after a while, I found things got a bit confusing There was a long chase, a lot of police procedural stuff, as well as quite a few characters to keep track of.Switching from past to present was interesting, but the chapter headings 28 years earlier, 22 years earlier, 2 years 8 months earlier, 3 days earlier etc weren t in order which I realize was on purpose , so I really had to pay close attention.There was a lot going on in this novel and most of it was really engaging, but for me it was a bit of information overload But at no point did I consider stopping I was quite invested in what was happening and although not everything was entirely plausible, it was still entertaining.There was even a few laugh out loud moments with the sisters AND the Sisters I m living in a budget sequel to Sister Act So while I was confused at times and it seemed like there was almost too much going on, this was definitely a compelling novel with some interesting plot lines that kept me engaged There were also some really great twists that I did NOT expect and WOW, I did NOT see that ending coming Thank you NetGalley and St Martin s Press for providing an advanced readers copy of this book for me to read in exchange for my honest review

  7. says:

    Billowy clouds on the horizon Wafting air on a crisp September day Sun glassed passengers enjoying the breath taking views from that air balloon high above the trees.A perfect day s outing turns deadly as this once aloft air balloon loses power suddenly and heads full tilt toward the power lines And now so close to Heaven for each and every one of them.Jessica Lane has planned an exciting birthday gift for her sister, Isabel How splendid would it be to rise above the riffraff of the wo Billowy clouds on the horizon Wafting air on a crisp September day Sun glassed passengers enjoying the breath taking views from that air balloon high above the trees.A perfect day s outing turns deadly as this once aloft air balloon loses power suddenly and heads full tilt toward the power lines And now so close to Heaven for each and every one of them.Jessica Lane has planned an exciting birthday gift for her sister, Isabel How splendid would it be to rise above the riffraff of the world Once aboard, these passengers would later be eyewitnesses from high above to a murder happening from far below as a young girl is beaten and chased into the woods by a madman with a gun.In the tragic aftermath, one individual remains with breath in her body Jessica clings to the branches of the treetops and the impact of this realization sends her into shock From her on high position, she spots the madman and his dog going through the wreckage He saw her face as she was taking photos of him from her lofty position in the balloon Dead men tell no tales, but there s certainly a live one here as he s counted the passengers before the crash.Sharon Bolton presents another stellar thriller here with cat and mouse on steroids Her characters, as always, are well defined and played out like a well shuffled deck of cardsholding back some of the crucial ones out of the deck for later Just as you think you know what the other players have in their dealt hand, you most certainly don t The wind shifts constantly here creating much emotional chaos like the remnants of that ill fated balloon trip As we all know, you can run, but you can t hide Someone is always watching.Bolton locks down her storyline with plenty of well crafted police procedures and investigations She s also layered the story with unconscionable practices, unhinged families, greed, and relentless behavior Jessica Lane becomes a character that you won t soon forget And neither will that madman with the gun Told in chapters of past and present, Dead Woman Walking holds quite the zap of electrical charge much like those deadly power lines I received a copy of Dead Woman Walking through NetGalley for an honest review My sincere appreciation to Minotaur Books and to the amazingly talented Sharon Bolton for the opportunity

  8. says:

    3.5 stars rounded up to a 4I m so happy I have already gone hot air ballooning as this book might have made me change my mind otherwise Thirteen people are enjoying a hot air balloon ride as the book begins Two of the thirteen riders are sisters, Jessica and Isabel Jessica has treated her sister, Isabel to a hot air balloon ride for her birthday The sisters are close even though Isabel is a practicing nun and they can only visit once a month As the balloon occupants are enjoying their ride, 3.5 stars rounded up to a 4I m so happy I have already gone hot air ballooning as this book might have made me change my mind otherwise Thirteen people are enjoying a hot air balloon ride as the book begins Two of the thirteen riders are sisters, Jessica and Isabel Jessica has treated her sister, Isabel to a hot air balloon ride for her birthday The sisters are close even though Isabel is a practicing nun and they can only visit once a month As the balloon occupants are enjoying their ride, they see something horrific on the ground a man murdering a young woman He notices the hot air balloon and tragedy ensues.The beginning of this book is tense and full of suspense I was on the edge of my seat as the people in the balloon tried to survive What would be their fate Who is the man on the ground What will happen next Will there be any survivors Over the next couple of hours days, the action in the book dies down and things become less suspenseful Detective Superintendent Ajax Maldonado has been called in to investigate the case He determines that there is a missing survivor, but he is not the only one who knows about the missing woman The man in the beginning of the book is also hunting the survivor Who will find her first This book is told through the present day and through flashbacks This may be a little confusing at first but read the chapter headings they will help a lot One thing about this book, you may think you know what is going on, you may have made assumptions about certain characters and you may find that you are wrong There are several sub plots going here which initially may not make sense, but they all do come together in the end.We are supposed to really care for the two main characters, but I have a confession I LOVED the nuns They shined in this book for me I did like the two sisters, but the nuns were a hoot and I loved their addition to the story As the plot unfolded, there were some moments where I thought Oh, come on and there were two huge plot twists which I did not see coming at all The first twist had me going back to an earlier section of the book to see if I could catch it and the other, I thought Seriously and well, okay What it came down to for me was suspending some disbelief and just going with it I also like the idea of going into this book knowing as little as possible I think that will make the one reveal evenshocking.I enjoyed how she wove her plot and used issues that are faced in the world today This is a 3.5 star read for me I always round up on my half starred reviews There were some slight things that bothered me can t say without giving spoilers but overall, I found this to be an enjoyable book which entertained and kept my attention.Readof my reviews at www.openbookpost.com

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    A fantastic, thrilling traveling sister read with my Canadian sisters Norma and Brenda What could be a better birthday present than a hot air balloon ride Jessica treats her sister Isabel to an experience of a lifetime But of course this special treat ends in tragedy, with most of the balloon party dead and the remaining survivor running for her life Why won t she go to the police for help What is she so frightened of I had a hard time connecting with this book in the beginning So much ha A fantastic, thrilling traveling sister read with my Canadian sisters Norma and Brenda What could be a better birthday present than a hot air balloon ride Jessica treats her sister Isabel to an experience of a lifetime But of course this special treat ends in tragedy, with most of the balloon party dead and the remaining survivor running for her life Why won t she go to the police for help What is she so frightened of I had a hard time connecting with this book in the beginning So much happening from different angles that I kept wondering how or even if it would all come together Left me confused, and felt like I missed something along the way Told in different timelines, I occasionally found myself stumbling to keep track Finally, near the half way mark, I was supremely confident I had it all figured out So when the first bomb shell twist occurred, it just about knocked me off my sofa At that point it s like a run away train don t look away or you ll miss something huge Turns out, the book is jammed packed full of curve balls And I only managed to figure one of them out Perhaps losing my touch No Sharon Bolton is just that good Bravo So be patient, it is absolutely worth the wait for all the twists and shocking moments If twisty thrillers are your cup of tea then you will love this one To find this review along with our Traveling Sister Read Review, please visit the Traveling Sister Read Review section of Brenda and Norma s fabulous blog you to NetGalley, St Martin s Press and Sharon Bolton

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    Traveling Sisters NetGalley Sister Review by Norma with Brenda, and Kaceey s thoughts.4 stars for an extremely clever story DEAD WOMAN WALKING by SHARON BOLTON is an action packed, intense, compelling, and tension filled crime thriller novel that grabbed our attention right away with the unique start to this story with a tragic incident involving a hot air balloon ride.The action starts off right away and had us using our detective skills quite early on trying to figure out the direction of the Traveling Sisters NetGalley Sister Review by Norma with Brenda, and Kaceey s thoughts.4 stars for an extremely clever story DEAD WOMAN WALKING by SHARON BOLTON is an action packed, intense, compelling, and tension filled crime thriller novel that grabbed our attention right away with the unique start to this story with a tragic incident involving a hot air balloon ride.The action starts off right away and had us using our detective skills quite early on trying to figure out the direction of the story and the motives of the dead woman walking Norma s thoughts I personally like going into all my books blind as I like to try to figure out the direction of the story on my own with little detail as possible This one had me totally confused so I did have to read the synopsis after a few chapters in which didn t really help me all that much still leaving me withquestions than answers But, I guess that is good though We all had a little trouble connecting with the story at first and struggled with the multiple narratives and the plot jumping back and forth in time although it did create a constant sense of unease throughout this story though Sending Kaceey off in the wrong direction, Norma asking questions and finding out that she was heading in the right direction, and leaving Brenda with a nagging feeling something is up here That s what made this a very interesting reading experience for us and where Sharon Bolton does her magic SHARON BOLTON delivers a cleverly and skillfully written story here giving us little information at first and dropping those clues so subtle into the plot and then pulling it all together in a heart stopping and thrilling ending.To sum it all up it was a gripping, complex, fast paced, and an enjoyable read that will keep you guessing with all those twists and turns right to the dramatic ending Would recommend Thank you so much to NetGalley, St Martin s Press and Sharon Bolton for the opportunity to read a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.Our full Traveling Sister review along with Kaceey s thoughts can be found on your sister blog

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