Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Now You See Me [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Now You See Me" the 1st book in her Lacey Flint series by S.J. Bolton.

Product Description

Lacey Flint is a London policewoman with a secret past, a morbid fascination with serial killers and a curiously empty flat. On the job she's quiet and plainly dressed. At night she has an unusual social life.

When Lacey returns to her car one evening to find a woman fatally stabbed right by it, she is taken in for questioning, but then a hand-delivered letter suggests the killer has a special interest in Lacey herself.

Suddenly she is at the centre of a terrifying murder hunt, working with the smart but damaged DI Dana Tulloch and the hostile DI Mark Joesbury, another person who seems curiously fascinated with Lacey.

Is Joesbury's interest in Lacey personal or professional? Will Lacey cope as the case pushes her into the limelight? And does the team have the skill to outwit one of the nastiest serial killers Londoners have fallen prey to since the killer's infamous role model ... Jack the Ripper.

About the Author

S. J. BOLTON was born in Lancashire. Her debut, Sacrifice, was nominated for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, and in France the prestigious Prix Polar SNCF Award. Awakening won the Mary Higgins Clark award for thriller of the year. Blood Harvest has been shortlisted for the 2010 CWA Gold Dagger. Now You See Me is her fourth novel. She lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Corgi (May 21, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0552159808
ISBN-13: 978-0552159807

My Review:

Lacey Flint is a young London police officer who happens to stumbled upon a woman stabbed just moments again right next to her car.  Within 24 hours a freelance journalist receives an anonymous letter describing the similarities between this stabbing to the Jack the Ripper's first murder and it also mentions Lacey's name.

As Lacey and the detectives investigate further more bodies start showing up similar in fashion to the five cationic Jack the Ripper victims.  We learn that Lacey has dark secret that she doesn't want anyone to find out and it's quite ugly.

I've always been fascinated by the Jack the Ripper legend and was really glad how S.J. Bolton interwoven the myths and legends into her modern day mystery.  It was interesting to learn that Jack could have even been a women and that is why the victims didn't cry out.


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