Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dead Scared (Lacey Flint #2) by S.J. Bolton

When a rash of suicides tears through Cambridge University, DI Mark Joesbury recruits DC Lacey Flint to go undercover as a student to investigate. Although each student’s death appears to be a suicide, the psychological histories, social networks, and online activities of the students involved share remarkable similarities, and the London police are not convinced that the victims acted alone. They believe that someone might be preying on lonely and insecure students and either encouraging them to take their own lives or actually luring them to their deaths. As long as Lacey can play the role of a vulnerable young woman, she may be able to stop these deaths, but is it just a role for her? With her fragile past, is she drawing out the killers, or is she herself being drawn into a deadly game where she’s a perfect victim?

Dark and compelling, S. J. Bolton’s latest thriller—a follow-up to the acclaimed
Now You See Me—is another work of brilliant psychological suspense that plumbs the most sinister depths.


Pretty much right after I finished Now You See Me, I bought Dead Scared and quickly began reading…

Not long after the whole ripper business, Mark Joesbury requests Lucy Flint’s assistance looking into some strange goings-on at Cambridge University. Students, mainly women have been committing suicide in abnormal ways and Lucy is sent there to pose as a student. It is not long before she is targeted and yet again her life and others are put in danger. Lucy just may have gotten more than she bargained for.

Dead Scared is the second book in the Lacy Flint novels. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I did her previous book, Now You See Me. This one was a little more predictable than her first story, but there was still a good element of surprise in the story. I was not too keen on the ending of the book…it fell flat…for me at least. It was fine, but I was hoping for an ending with a bit more bite to it I guess. Other than that the plot was entertaining and worthwhile.

S.J. Bolton has a way of writing that catches the readers’ attention and gets the mind/imagination working. I love when a writer is able to do that. That is what makes reading fun to me. 

Her latest novel Lost is set to release on June 04, 2013.

Rating: 4 out of 5.


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