Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
You’re born. You live. They die.

Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton; even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched afternoon…Deep in the peat soil of her field she is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin.

The marks bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen all over the islands, and she quickly uncovers disturbing links to an ancient legend. But as Tora investigates she is warned by the local police, her boss, and even her husband, to leave well alone.

And even though it chills her to the bone to admit it…something tells her their concern isn’t genuine.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Moving to remote Shetland consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton is shocked to find the perfectly preserved body of a young woman, a gaping hole where her heart has been brutally removed and three rune marks etched into her skin. But as Tora investigates she is warned by the police, her boss, and even her husband, to leave well alone.

Publisher: London : Corgi, 2009
ISBN: 9780552156158
0552156159
Characteristics: 552 p. ; 18 cm

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fantasyqueen
Mar 25, 2019

A truly amazing, captivating and original storyline. I was mesmerized from cover to cover

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gusmcrae
Apr 28, 2016

SJ Bolton is pretty good at this thriller/suspense-writing thing. A few years back I read "Awakening" by her, and it made me jump out of my seat. I'm not sure why I haven't ventured back into her work for so long, but I thought I'd give "Sacrifice" a try. This book didn't disappoint. Set in the isolated Shetland Islands, Bolton does an excellent job of pulling her reader into the book's remote, oceanic setting. Although the weather is warming up here in real life, every time I picked up the book I wanted a cup of hot tea and a blanket to wrap around myself!

With that said, the story makes some leaps (ok, a lot of them!) that you really have to suspend your disbelief for. But maybe that's a good thing, because the horror that is taking place in this remote location is not something that I hope ever to experience in real life!

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BWilsoned
Apr 22, 2016

I liked this story, set in Scotland's Shetland islands. Though it's coming home for her husband, it's new to Tora. After unearthing a bog body while trying to bury her horse, Tora actively investigates the mystery of the body. And then things get complicated, scary, and exciting.

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maipenrai
Oct 09, 2013

STAND ALONE MYSTERY - minn link has large print

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meyoubou
Mar 01, 2013

I can't wait to read more from this author! Compelling.

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emerge
Feb 20, 2012

Yikes! This book will make your blood run cold. Complex & scary.

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webbwoman
Sep 22, 2011

Excellent read. Hard book to put down. Highly recomended.

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