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Tense, gripping and with a twist you won't see coming, Sharon Bolton is back in an explosive new standalone thriller about a woman on the run in The Split.

No matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you...

The remote Antarctic island of South Georgia is about to send off its last boat of the summer which signifies safety to resident glaciologist
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Minotaur Books
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Click! Click! Click! This is the sound of my fingers downloading or ordering this fantastic authors previous books and this BANG! BANG! BANG! sound is coming from my heads contact with the wall. Yes, Im literally hitting my heavy head for waiting too long to devour those mind bending thrillers!

Split is my dreamy combination consists of an action-packed dark Nordic thriller-ish start, psychological, brain cell frying ( I plan to donate my brain after finishing this book because I decided it is
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Paromjit
Sharon Bolton's latest psychological thriller drops the reader surprisingly in the magnificent Antarctic and the remote island of South Georgia. It might be an awe inspiring landscape but it is also deadly and forbidding, with its glaciers, ice, turbulent and stormy sea waters and dangerous melt-waters. Resident glaciologist, Dr Felicity Lloyd is part of a research team, currently pursuing a theory on plug holes and the draining of lake water. She is feeling the strain as she awaits the last ...more
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
The setting for the first part of the novel, the Antarctic, specifically the island of South Georgia, is a character onto itself. Ms Bolton made me feel so in the moment while I was reading this. It definitely feels as though it transported me into a different place. Sounds corny, I know, but thats how it felt. Heres an example of the incredible descriptions of a scene while they were on ice, The ice mountain leans towards them, gravity winning the battle with momentum and the sea begins to ...more
Debra
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5/375 stars rounded up

You can't hide from your secrets...

Felicity Lloyd is about breath a big sigh of relief when the remote Island of South Georgia is about to have its last boat of the summer. She has been anxiously searching the guest lists to make sure a certain name is not upon it. She lives in fear that her ex-husband, Freddie will find her. She is working on the remote island for two reasons 1. She loves what she does (she's a glaciologist) and 2. Freddie was just released from prison
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Christine
5 stars!

Lordy, what a great read this is! I am a mega Bolton fan, and Ms. Bolton has hit yet another one out of the ballpark. The Split is a twisty, eerie psychological thrillervintage Bolton. I burned out on typical psychological thrillers years ago. You know, the ones that feature amnesia, missing children, abusive husbands, and traitorous friends and relatives. But Sharon Bolton never fails to weave an intricate different sort of tale in which she beautifully transports the reader to an
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Sandy
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a long list of books to read, carefully stacked in proper order. Then I get a book by Sharon Bolton. And all my plans go out the window, along with the list. Every single time.

But here comes the hard part.writing a review. If youve read her stuff before, you know you rarely end up where you thought you would & Ive learned to go in with a healthy dose of paranoia. Her plots are like those puzzles with 1000 tilesyou never know which piece might change the whole picture. In fact, my tip
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Ceecee
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The latest thriller from the talented Sharon Bolton takes us to South Georgia and Cambridge, England and two more diverse locations its hard to imagine! South Georgia is a harsh and unforgiving island and is where Felicity Lloyd, a glaciologist is working. She has run as far as she can from Freddie, recently released from HMP Durham and who to her terror, is on board the approaching ship Southern Star and so she prepares to flee once again. On the same ship are two police officers from Cambridge ...more
Michelle
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
This book is broken down into four parts and I will share my reading experience on all of them:

Part One: South Georgia

We find Felicity on the island of South Georgia just off the coast of Antarctica where she is studying glaciers for the next two years. She appears nervous and frightened whenever an incoming ship arrives. We know she is running from something or someone and she fears that something or someone is coming for her.

To be honest, I found Part One a little boring and I struggled to
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Liz
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
If youre looking for a book to take you far away from the norm, this is it. Starting on South Georgia Island in the Antarctic, this book totally gets the atmosphere right. Founded as a whaling colony, abandoned in mid last century, it now exists as a science station and a tourist stop for the intrepid. Felicity is there as a glaciologist but also to escape her ex-husband, recently released from a prison term for murder. Now hes come looking for her.
The book then flips back 9 months to
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Carolyn
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish to thank NetGalley and St. Martins Press for this riveting, engaging advance digital copy of The Split. Whenever there is a new psychological mystery by Sharon Bolton I neglect housework, activities, and it goes immediately to the list of next books to read. Her stand-alone novels, such as this one, have very different plots and moods. I knew I was in for an enjoyable and unique mystery with plenty of thrills. It provided me with an emotional impact.

I will mention some of the highlights
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Linda
Sharon Bolton has entered the building.

'Nuf said.....

Just when you think that Sharon Bolton has approached a story from every angle and from every mindset, she comes up with another remarkable setting and another remarkable storyline. This one grabs you from page one with magnificent descriptors of "the blue of liquid sapphires" located in the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. We'll be sitting tight hunkered down in the Antarctic Circle 900 miles from the Falkland Islands.

Bolton introduces us
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Diana
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sharon Bolton never fails to make your imagination run wild ... and this one was no different. The book is broke out in 4 parts. The chapters are short and the pace was for the most part on point.

In Part 1 we get to know Felicity Lloyd and her dedicated work as a glaciologist along with a small reasearch team. The setting is on the South Georgia Islands between Falklands and Antarctia. Can you get any further out? She went as far as she could to try and disappear from ... him. You can feel her
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Renee (itsbooktalk)
I'm going to think about my star ratings for this one...I'll have a review closer to pub date but friends, I really hate to say I was disappointed with this one. I love Sharon Bolton's writing so much and I've NEVER had one of her mysteries figured out...until now. If you've read a lot of mysteries and thrillers you might also figure this out or if you have a background in psychology (I do). On the plus side, I was happy to see Bolton's pace setting short chapters were present
Liz Barnsley
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. Messes with perception all the way then throws you into a nail biting finale.

Full review for publication.
Dennis
Feb 19, 2020 marked it as dnf
I have never picked up a Sharon Bolton book that I didn't enjoy until now. I'm about 130 pages into the story and nothing it intriguing me. The dialogue is very slow pacing and the theme about boating and glaciers just are not landing with my attention span. I with Sharon Bolton the best with this release, but can we just get The Craftsman sequel now?
Laura Rash
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I didnt quite get the vibe of this book but then I got totally immersed and never put it down. This story unfolds slowly but the ending is whiplash fast! Thanks to Minotaur for this early copy for review. ...more
Paula
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not up to Bolton's usual standard.
Jen
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sharon Bolton is back with the creep factor! This author really knows how to turn up the anticipation. The Split was atmospheric, chilling, and totally twisty! Its set in England and on the Antarctic island of St. George, which really ramped up the chilling tone of the book. The writing is fantastic, and the twists are incredibly well done. I saw the big twist before it was revealed but there were some others I never saw coming. The outcome was not what I was expecting and was really disturbing. ...more
Heather Fineisen
Not Bolton' s best but even at sub par she's better than most. The two parts, one in Cambridge and one in Antarctica are well written but seemed unrelated. Plenty of murders of homeless people with few suspects including a geologist who specializes in glaciers. The scenes in Antarctica are descriptive and my favorite. Readable with memorable characters but fell short for me.

Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
Dana
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copies
Damn! This one got me good!

The Split starts off slow ... if you're reading this review and you're still working your way through Part One, keep going! I buddy read this with @readingobsessednurse (insta) and we both felt the book didn't have our full attention until Part Two. Then it starts getting all kinds of CRAZY! Really, really fascinating plot. I can't say enough about the characters, so so good!! And just when you think you've got it all figured out ... you're probably wrong. You'll see!
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Sally Boocock
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is like a runaway train. Starting nice and slow, gradually picking up pace until it's in full flight. It's a taut and thrilling novel , a lot of which is based in South Georgia where it is very very cold. I could feel the cold through the pages and was almost sinking into my chair at the end shouting Noo. Very well executed. I loved it.
Nicole
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
as not expecting this book to open on the Island of Georgia wher Felicity is studying a possible ice plug underwater.
Calm collected at her job it all seems to be going well.
But then you get a sense of her underlying fear as they head back to base and she spies a cruise ship at the docks. One left to arrive for the season then she'll be safe?
A letter holds the clue.

We jump back 9 months to Felicity in Cambridge. She has to be seen to try to want the counselling and get good feedback otherwise her
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Kat
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a brilliant psychological thriller from the super talented Sharon Bolton, loved, loved, loved it, raced through it and couldnt put it down and what more do you need than that !!
So we start in part one of the book on South Georgia island where Felicity Lloyd a geologist is working as a research scientist but Felicity is scared someone is coming for her and even in the remoteness of this isolated island it seems they may have found her and fearing for her life she decides to run.
The book then
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Katherine
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
The Split is set in two cities, beginning in South Georgia, a remote Antarctic island which can only be reached by boat. Glaciologist Felicity Lloyd has been living on the island for months - happily isolated from most of the world, particularly the ex-husband she fears. She took this job to hide from him, but now that he's out of prison, having served a term for murder, she's afraid he'll find her, even in this place that feels like the end of the world. The story then jumps back in time to ...more
Eadie
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
Sharon Bolton has outdone herself with her new standalone psychological thriller. It starts out slow but in the end, it is a tension-filled gripping read that never lets go. Felicity Lloyd is a glaciologist and is hiding from her abusive ex-husband, Freddie, on South Georgia Island in Antarctica. Bolton's description of South Georgia Island makes you feel like you are there in all the ice cold temperatures.
While back at home in Cambridge for a break, she meets Joe Grant, a psychologist, who
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Regina Ross
RR Rating: 3 twisty-turny stars
Format: Ebook*, 304 pgs., pub. 4/28/2020
RR Synopsis: A young glaciologist from Cambridge takes an assignment on the remote Antarctic island of South Georgia to hide from her past, while her doctor tries to unravel the mysteries she left behind.
RR POV: The great thing about Sharon Boltons thrillers are that theyre anything but conventional. Here we have a story that opens in Antarctica, and the setting is fantastic change of pace. It did take me a little while to
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Dawn
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Sharon Bolton. She is a thrilling author who has a great ability to create suspense.

This book is no different. She weaves a web of suspense around glacial researcher Felicity, who has traveled to the ends of the world to study and escape her harmful. paste. Meanwhile, people in the tiny town on South Georgia island are disappearing and a cruise ship is on the way with a name Felicity recognizes.

The book builds slowly, but has great twists.

Another winner from Sharon Bolton. If you have not
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Mainlinebooker
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
When I first began the book I was confused as it didn't feel like Sharon Bolton. Antartica? South Georgia Island? Glaciers? Technical talk? Ah, for any of you that feel this way brush those breadcrumbs aside because that is only a tiny fraction of what is to explode in your head. The book is sectioned into different parts, where we first find Felicity Lloyd, a glacial researcher, desperately trying to escape from what she fears is her ex husband Freddie who has been recently released from ...more
Brittany Woodworth
Thank you Minotaur Books , and Netgalley for my arc in exchange for an honest review.

Damn! , talk about a chilling thrilling psychological thriller. This is a phenomenal story you can tell the author really put her time , effort, and heart into her newest creation.


We as readers are introduce to Felicity , and were about to go on an adventure in Antarctic and the remote island of South Georgia.

No matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you...

Felicity is learning this
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Joyce
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Now that Felicity Lloyd's ex-husband is out of prison, she is terrified that he will find her. So terrified that she flees to Antarctica. She takes a job as a glaciologist with the British Research Station.

When the last tour boat of the summer arrives, she spots Freddie among the people and flees. She has told her co-workers at the station that she is going to Bird Island to study the fledglings. But she has really gone somewhere else. Terrified and alone, she begins to hear things that
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