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If Snow Hadn't Fallen: A Lacey Flint Short Story
 
 

If Snow Hadn't Fallen: A Lacey Flint Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Sharon Bolton
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

'Bolton knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story' - GUARDIAN



They say that snow covers everything that is mean and sordid and ugly in the world...but beneath the carpet of white, the ugliness remains.



11 November 2012, London. Long-smouldering feelings come to a head in a burst of shocking violence. A young Muslim man is brutally murdered by a masked gang.



There is just one witness to the horrific crime: DC Lacey Flint. Or at least that's what she thinks...


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1052 KB
  • Print Length: 93 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (20 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AQIFMX6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed author of some of the most bone-chilling crime books ever written. 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 the author and her books, or to check out her addictive blog, visit www.sjbolton.com. You can also join her on at www.facebook.com/SJBoltonCrime.


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas treat 22 Dec 2012
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Now You See Me and Dead Scared were two of my favourite novels of 2012 and this short story takes place between those two books. Lacey Flint, Bolton's charismatic and likeable heroine, finds herself mixed up in a dark mystery after witnessing the murder of a Muslim man in her local park. This is a fast-paced and highly-atmospheric story with a twist that made me gasp. The image of the woman in black, haunting the park, will stay with me for a long time...but who is she really? To paraphrase Lacey Flint, why believe in ghosts when there are already enough horrors in the world? Highly recommended.

Mark Edwards
Author of All Fall Down
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, SJB does it again - in short form. 9 Jan 2013
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I genuinely enjoy reading SJ Bolton's books and this short novella has proved she can do both long form and shorter fiction.

ISHF is a very contemporary novel, featuring one of her previous characters from her novels, Lacey Flint. Lacey sees a man burned alive and races to help him. She sees his murderers but can't identify them because they are wearing masks. As she pulls the threads and sniffs around, a bigger story is revealed and one that lies at the heart of the Muslim community.

Twisty, well written, ISHF is a clever, modern story that's rooted in what we experience here in the UK - it's particularly pertinent to the riots we recently had. It had strange and uncomfortable echoes of that to be honest but SJB manages to never fall into melodrama. And Lacey is such a gutsy cool character. Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tense with a twist 7 Jan 2013
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I cannot express how much I love Bolton 's books always keeping you on the edge of your seat unable to put the book down until you are at the end!! My only complaint if you can call it a complaint is this book and dead scared end rather unsatisfactory making me feel like....is that it....what happens next....I want more.....unfinished and I cannot say I like that!! But needless to say she's still one if my top 3 authors!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If Snow Hadn't Fallen 10 Nov 2013
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Lacey Flint finds herself in the middle of a crime as it happens. A man has been set on fire by a group of masked people. When she intervenes the attackers disappear but in spite of her intervention the man dies. It appears to be a racially motivated killing with some obvious suspects but something about it bothers Lacey - she feels she has forgotten something that she saw that night.

When Lacey herself comes under attack everything seems suddenly much more confusing and far from clear cut. This is a well written and disturbing story and would make a good introduction to Lacey Flint herself who features in some of S J Bolton's other crime novels. The story includes samples of two other novels featuring the same character.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars S J Bolton short story 1 Jan 2013
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An enjoyable trip into murky London at winter.Has the usual grit and pace I expect and gives us more of what makes Lacey who she is Fans won't be disappointed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let it Snow 15 Jan 2013
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This was ideal for an evening over Christmas when there wasn't much on tv. Short enough to read at one sitting and kept my attention throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Short Story 1 July 2014
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Read this in just a couple of hours and it was an excellent fast paced read. Love this series and will continue reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book review 22 Jun 2014
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very well written very well plotted hard to put down .sharon bolton 's at the very top of her game look forward to the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lacy Flint. Detective with a twist.
as usual brilliant story gripping from the start to finish.I can recommend all the Lacy Flint books.Always going above and beyond duty.
Published 5 days ago by anita boakes
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not as good as previous ones .
Published 20 days ago by Joyce Drury
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wow! Well written and original. Couldn't put it down
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. S. L. Hawley
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story
Not long enough but great nonetheless ! I'm all out of Sharon Bolton tales now which is just as well as I can do nothing else when reading one of her books.
Published 2 months ago by Sally
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I have read all Sharon Bolton's novels, enjoyed them all immensely. This was a brilliant short story. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys crime stories, mysteries etc.
Published 3 months ago by Lorna
4.0 out of 5 stars A short Lacey Flint story
I read this book after already reading 3 full length Lacey Flint books. It was good but no where near as good as any of the full length books. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Roisin Shanahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good short read
Another great book for all fans of S J Bolton. Can't wait for more to come out as they always keep me gripped.
Published 5 months ago by Chris Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable read from Ms Bolton
Lacey Flint getting herself into trouble again but as this story plays out the prejudice is not what it at first seems and actually it is rather worse. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. M. Dickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking
Absolutely loved this book. Not a fan of short stories normally but this went way above my expectations. Ive read other books in this series and they too are superb. Read more
Published 6 months ago by karen walton
5.0 out of 5 stars great kindle book
This was a good short read which kept me which kept the suspense of the story going right until the end.
Published 8 months ago by Ruth Richardson
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