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  • Published: 23 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446454046
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 14 hr 41 min
  • Narrator: Alison Reid
  • RRP: $24.99

Awakening




An idyllic village is thrown into turmoil in the startling, heart-racing new thriller from the author of Sacrifice.

How did it all begin? I suppose it would be the day I rescued a new-born baby from a poisonous snake, heard the news of my mother's death and encountered my first ghost...

Veterinary surgeon Clara Benning is young and intelligent, but practically a recluse. Disfigured by a childhood accident, she lives alone and shies away from human contact wherever possible. But when a man dies following a supposed snake bite, the victim's post mortem shows a higher concentration of venom than could ever be found in a single snake.

Assisted by her softly spoken neighbour and an eccentric reptile expert, Clara unravels sinister links to a barbaric ancient ritual, an abandoned house and a 50-year-old tragedy that left the survivors fiercely secretive. Then the village's inventive attacker strikes again, and Clara's own solitary existence is brutally invaded.

For someone the truth must remain buried in the past . . . even if they have to kill to keep it there.

  • Published: 23 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446454046
  • Imprint: RH AudioGo
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 14 hr 41 min
  • Narrator: Alison Reid
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed author of some of the most bone-chilling crime books ever written. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2014 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her whole body of work.

Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.

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Praise for Awakening

A clever, intricately plotted thriller, full of characters far from the conventional mould of the genre...S.J. Bolton has elevated herself to the High Priestess of English Rural Gothic. If she carries on like this she will have worshippers in their millions

Peter Millar, The Times

Assured and original. Sacrifice was good: Awakening is even better

SIMON BECKETT

A tour de force - totally grips from beginning to end

JENNI MURRAY

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