MINM Review: Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

Dead Woman Walking may be one of Sharon Bolton's best books yet. The British author of a recommended backlist of standalones, as well as the Beloved-By-Many Lacey Flint series, Ms. Bolton has penned a crime fiction novel at once gripping, twisty, and moving, complete with some of her trademark, hauntingly gothic, atmosphere. 

Violence: Moderate

Profanity: Moderate

Sexual Content: Mild

Explicit Language: None

Animal Cruelty: Mild

Thrilling Action: Moderate-to-High

Red Herrings: Moderate

Twists and Turns: Moderate-to-High

Suspense: Moderate-to-High

Plot Development: Moderate-to-High

Character Development: Moderate

Pages: 352 (Hardcover)

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Publisher's Blurb:

Just 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 survivor. 

She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. 

Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . . 



Best For Crime Fiction Readers:

  • Who Enjoy Reading British Police Procedurals.
  • Who Appreciate Brief Chapters That Keep The Action Flowing, And Compel The Reader To Keep Turning The Pages.
  • Who Enjoy Reading About The Unshakable Bond Of Sisters.
  • Who Don't Mind Some Gruesome Happenings In Their Crime Fiction. In Dead Woman Walking, These Are Not Written In A Drawn-Out, Overly Gory, Gratuitous Way.
  • Who Have An Interest In Cloistered, Religious Life.
  • Who Love For Their Crime Fiction To Have Satisfying Twists In The Tale.
  • Who Appreciate Novels That Open With Action And Suspense That Grabs The Readers' Attention Right Off The Bat.

MINM Overall Rating: 5/5

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