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Veterinary surgeon Clara Benning is young and intelligent, but practically a recluse. Disfigured by a childhood accident, she lives alone. But when a man dies following a supposed snake bite, Clara unravels sinister links to a barbaric ancient ritual, an abandoned house and a 50-year-old tragedy that left the survivors fiercely secretive.
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"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)
An idyllic village is thrown into turmoil in the startling, heart-racing new thriller from the author of Sacrifice.
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Book Description Bantam Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0593059239
Book Description Bantam Press, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0593059239
Book Description Bantam Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. UK 1st Edition 1st Impression Hardback Signed Publication dated (23 April 2009) and Lined "How did it all begin? Well, I suppose it would be the day I rescued a newborn baby from a poisonous snake." The book is as new in very fine unread condition. There is no pushing to the spine top or bottom, there are no knocks to the corners, the dust jacket is very fine and unmarked, (now protected in removerable cellophane wrap). The pages are very fine in unread condition. All my books are posted very well packed inside a box with plenty of bubble wrap around each book to ensure each book reaches you in perfect condtion. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-2541102758