A serial killer is being closely watched by one young boy.
Barney knows the killer will strike again soon. The victim will be another boy, just like him. He will drain the body of blood, and leave it on a Thames beach.
There will be no clues for detectives Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury to find.
There will be no warning about who will be next.
There will be no good reason for young policewoman Lacey Flint to become involved . . . And no chance that she can stay away.
SJ Bolton has done it again; I’m beginning to wonder if this woman can do no wrong! Like This, For Ever is another crime thriller that will keep you guessing until you turn the final page. Play along as you read and I guarantee you won’t get it right first time! Join in the fun – if you can call it that – and if you think you can do better than Lacey Flint? Prove it!
How do you describe Lacey in one word? Why restrict yourself to one word when a hundred could quite easily sum her up. Lacey is without doubt one of my favourite leading ladies in literature in a very long time. Talk about breaking the mold when they made her. Lacey is a young woman who has most definitely endured pain, hardship, love, loss, conflict, success and without question failure. She is stoic – perhaps my favourite word that describes our protagonist – resolute, dependable – yeah right – and colourful. One thing she certainly isn’t is predictable.
The great thing about Lacey is that she is completely unhinged, and although you have a fair idea what to expect you still keep reading and hoping something good comes of her. She really took the lead in this story for me, everyone else played their part of course but Lacey takes antagonising to a completely new level. She upsets and alienates most characters along the way – even those trying to help – but there’s only one person she trusts implicitly and for those of you who have read previous SJ Bolton novels it’s not who you think it is. A wonderful bit of writing.
There are so many wonderful voices in this book, it’s a complex and multi layered read that grips you from the very beginning with a haunting visit to the shrink. Who’s voice are we listening to? You’ll have to read to find out! The book is so much more than one main character however, Like This, For Ever is a wonderfully woven thriller that entertains throughout and you never know quite what’s going to happen around the corner. The way SJ Bolton has crafted this story is nothing short of sensational and is without question one of my favourite reads of the year so far.
Not only that but if you read the book late at night be prepared to be afraid, very afraid. Twice my mobile went off indicating a message had arrived and twice I nearly had a heart attack! Not only that I poured myself a glass of wine when I began reading and for an hour I totally forgot that I had an alcoholic beverage to my right – now that’s what I call a good read!!
Brilliant, captivating and bloody – Like This, For Ever is another rip roaring thriller that satisfies on so many levels. The only problem I have is that I have so long to wait for the next instalment. Bravo Sharon, bravo.
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Press (11 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0593069161
- ISBN-13: 978-0593069165