Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton
'A real race-through read. Bolton's writing is pacy, and features a brilliant twist I wish I'd written.' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You (in Shortlist)
'For once, the description "impossible to put down" is fully merited, for this is an absolute page-turner' Daily Mail
'With Dead Woman Walking, Sharon Bolton exceeds her own high standards of excellence. It grips from the start . . . The plot merges skilfully, with many splendid twists along the way' The Times
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor.
She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime.
Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . .
'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters' Peter James
'Crepuscular, uncanny mystery' Guardian
'Bolton establishes a forbidding atmosphere . . . A slippery, devious narrative in which things are not always what they seem' Crime Scene