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Sharon Bolton

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Sharon J Bolton was born and brought up in Lancashire, the eldest of three daughters. As 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 University.

She 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 write.

She 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 dai
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As the Olympics drew to its sad but inevitable conclusion, I saw
an interview with the performance director of the cycling squad,
Dave Brailsford, when he was asked to explain his team's
jaw-dropping success at the games. His response both impressed and
intrigued me, to the extent that I immediately started wondering
how it could be applied to the task uppermost in my mind at the
time - finishing a b...

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Dead Scared (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Prologue of S. J. Bolton's new book, Dead Scared, published in April (UK) and June (US)
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Description: Short story written for the Daily Mirror.
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This has been on my to-read list for a long time, several years in fact, so it was with some joy, driving through France recently, finally to get round to listening to it as an audio book.

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As Michaelmas term begins at St Oswald’s independent grammar school for boys, Latin master, Roy Straightly, is mourning the loss of a very old friend, former English master Harry Clarke, and at the same time, is dismayed to learn that the new head is ...more
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Maria has a stalker. Maria’s stalker killed his last victim, meaning Maria is in danger. DI Jonathan Dark and his team are trying to find him before he can kill again.

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“Best Friend Forever. Becca hadn’t realized at the time that forever would only last until Natasha’s tits grew and her braces came off and suddenly she was hot and Becca was a dumpy geek who got swiftly discarded.”

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‘The corpse on the bed was still breathing.’

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“If you have to choose between terrible grief and terrible guilt, I think grief is easier, in the end.”
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“But death has taken root inside you and you know it will grow, like a cancer with a voice, from now until the day it consumes you whole.”
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“He’ll never know what it would be like, to wake up beside her.”
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