Stery What unfolds is a story religious fanaticism greed and than a touch of madnessWith out a doubt Sharon J Bolton has a rare gift and this book is one of her giftsHighly recommended45 stars A very njoyable murder mystery 45 starsClara is a wildlife Vet Who Has Hidden Herself who has hidden herself in a rural village in England and avoids people as much as possible This is because she is scarred on one side of her face and is sick of people staring
Judging And Being Horrible and being horrible herStrange things start happening in her village and people are dying which forces Clara to confront her fears and her foesThis book is not without it flaws a bit rambling in places and somewhat far fetched but I really Gender Justice enjoyed it and the narrator was very good I liked Claraven though she could be very trying at timesWarning do not read this if you don t like snakescreepy This is a story about a country vet although because it is written by the scarily brilliant Sharon Bolton it is as far from the cozy blandness of James Herriot as it s possible to beBecause of a childhood accident Clara Benning suffered a facial disfigurement and has subseuently tried to keep her human interactions to a minimum However she is a highly talented and dedicated vet Clara lives in a remote village on the DorsetDevon border but the semblance of rural idyll is soon shattered when the village is infested by snakes not just native grass snakes and adders but a highly venomous tropical snake too The whole phenomenon seems related to a large local family the Witchers a bizarre religious cult and the burning down of the parish church in 1958 It seems impossible for Clara to know whom to trust neither her neighbour a senior policeman nor a local renowned herpetologistAfter a series of unforeseen plot twists the story builds to a thrilling climax during a severe storm which has cut off all power to the village and blocked the access roadsThis novel bears all the hallmarks of classic Sharon Bolton an unusual and Generations and Collective Memory endearing heroine a remote and secretive location haunted by the past a complex yet credible plot and plenty of moments of high drama In a strange way it s also made me sympathetic towards snakes Dear ReaderI ll be the first to admit that noI didn t do my homework on this one If I had known beforehand that snakes played a huge part in this storyyesyou read that correctly then I m not sure I d have read it Why did I buy it I hear you ask Simply because it was written by the wordsmith that is SJ Bolton Do I regret my impulsive purchase Not in the leastas believe if or not I found this story very interesting and deeply compelling Clara Benninga wildlife vetlives in a small villageunder the radarpreferring the company of species of the four legged variety rather than the two Disfigured due to a childhood accidentshe has carved out anxistence rather than the life that any twenty something should be living Strange incidents rattle her sedate routine with the appearance of snakessome harmlesssome xtremely poisonousfound in the homes of her neighbours When the deaths of two lderly people are investigatedeyebrows are raised when it s discovered that their deaths were caused not by a snake bite but byClara s help is sought and so begins a wonderful adventure involving incidents from the pasta ceremony that took place in a church in 1958 and the myriad conseuences of such This was an intriguing storybeautifully told with highly descriptive passages that swept the reader from their own home and supplanted them in the depths of the mysterious vents as Clara and Matt delved deeper into memories and histories that some believedwere best left forgotten What of the Witcher clanthe Reverend Fain Was there an. ?óżeczku dziecka jest wąż A Clara o wężach wie wszystkoLecz to dopiero początek Węże atakują w kolejnych domach A potem umiera pierwszy człowiek Ale Clara wie że to nie wąż był zabójcąW wiosce narasta strach Ożywają budzące grozę pogłoski o pradawnym rytuale i tragicznym pożarze sprzed lat Pytania Clary ,
Another great book by SJ Bolton this one is REALLY A 35 STAR RATING FOR ME BUT a 35 star rating me but I t have that option and it s closer to a 4 star than a 3 star book As always I can connect well with the characters in the book specially Clara who is central to the book I find that it s Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America easy to read her books and the pace of the book cracks along The research done into snakes for this book is impressive and I am now fairly well versed in many things snake related I mightven be able to know what type of snake I was facing in my bedroom God forbid I did find towards the nd some scenes a little bit unrealistic like Clara taking on major detective work herself rather than calling the police for involvement not sure if all vets would go to that xtreme nevertheless it s a cracking good read Unlike some who have reviewed this book the final outcome was not clear to me I think it could have Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) ended in a number of ways This is the second of SJ Bolton s books I have read and I did prefer Blood Harvest for it s slightly creepylement The book is very well written and I am looking forward to reading of SJ s books in the future If you like a good read with a focus on mystery with strong characters then this one is for you Rating 45 starsAs my brother said when he was little me no ikey nakes They give me major heebie jeebies They make me shudder I can t ven look at them on TV and only a madman would ven suggest I go into a reptile houseSo knowing this book has snakes as a main character whatever made me read it The answer is simple SJ Bolton I ve read two of her tension filled books this year Sacrifice and Blood Harvest and she s become one of my fave authors Snakes or not I wasn t going to miss out on a thirdThat said I could have bailed arly on when view spoilerone house was infested with 39 of the buggers hide spoiler Absolutely loved this slick and vividly portrayed thriller I was highly invested in the characters and thought about them for some time after finished the book The main characters were well developed from the beautiful but damaged Clara the mysterious Mr North and the hunky and capable Matt I could have gone on reading about all of them forever I appreciated how well researched this work was The reptilian imagery was so well done it will make you wary of what could be slithering around over in the corner You will definitely want to look under your bed before you try to go to sleep after reading this one Rating Clarification 375 StarsRECIPE FOR A MODERN GOTHIC THRILLERTake 1 seriously sweet sleeping babyadd 1 2 lethal Papuan Tiapan snakesfold in 1 decrepit old spooky house in the bucolic English countrysideadd 1 pissed off Mute Swanand top with a cupful of seriously deranged snake handling wackjobsRead without ceasing for 1 7 hours time varies by cook and VOILA you have one seriously happy reader This was an interesting tale of murder fanatical religious fervour and xotic poisonous snakes in England no lessThe pace is a slow methodical build up to the final moment of truth Sharon J Bolton s writing is so Foraging for Survival engrossing that it s a pleasure sit back and watch thevents unfoldWhen there is an infestation of Adders Grass Snakes and the odd Taipan in a small English village Clara Benning the reclusive vet of an animal hospital is called in to investigate the cause of the infestationElderly people are dying and the cause of death seems to be snake bits At the same time peoples houses are being infested by snakes As hard as Clara tries she s finding it almost impossible to understand why the snakes are acting so out of characterClara with help from an Fragments eminent snakexpert and a neighbour who happens to be a police officer starts to untangle the my. Ukryta wśród wzgórz i wrzosowisk spokojna wioska na południu AngliiIdealne miejsce dla kogoś kto sam chce się ukryć Jak Clara BenningMłoda weterynarz czuje się tu bezpieczna Rzadko widuje ludzi I ciekawskie spojrzenia na swoją okrutnie okaleczoną twarzNagle jej samotność zostaje brutalnie przerwana U sąsiadów w Ulfred Witcher born into this community and if sowhere does he reside today Is he the one responsible for the recent deathsis it his face Clara has seenhis strange voice she has heard muttering indecipherable nothingsor is there someone Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries elsewith dark and shadowy motivesa master puppeteer at work This was annthralling storyone that urged me onwards to discover what xactly was happening and why Yessnakes play a pivotal role in this story but you should not let that deter you from what isa highly satisfying and intriguing read Highly recommended Another xcellent novel by SJ Bolton Some other reviews of this book find this novel a little slow paced but i really njoyed it i paced but I really njoyed it I njoy fast paced novels but when a book is written so well I am also happy to take my time and njoy it with no longing for it to finish In this novel a vet named Clara Benning who was disfigured as a child and has become a bit of a reclusive due to her disfigurement The small town where she lives starts xperiencing strange happenings with snakes invading the homes of many residents Clare is called on to help where people have been attacked and also to capture the loose snakes
When people start to die the investigation turns to a murder huntThis is a well people start to die the investigation turns to a murder huntThis is a well novel that perhaps could do with a good dit but I was completely ok with it Full of good characters and dialogue although maybe my one criticism is it does lack a touch of realism in places But don t let that stop you from njoying a very good fictional read I really should read of this authors work This was my first standalone novel by Sharon Bolton and also my PIFM READ for our group A Good Thriller for the month of JanuaryI m finding this one difficult to review On one hand it wasn t as uick
Moving As Her Lacey Flintas her Lacey Flint as you can tell by the fact it took me 10 days to finish it on the other the story was intriguing and compelling nough to have me keep pushing forward due to the Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy encouragement of friends who have read this before me It definitely picked up in the second halfClara Benning is a vet who was disfigured as a child and is therefore reclusive Living in a small town in England the village beginsxperiencing very bizarre scenarios with snakes invading the homes of many residents The neighbors call in Clara as an xpert to comment on the weird happenings and at first she is able to xplain away some of the behavior of the large groups of snakes found But people start dying and things get odd as the days pass Will Clara and the police be able to solve who is truly behind these attacksThis Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader ended up being a pretty disturbing read on many levels You have a story that includes snakes this alone made it hard for me to read at night alone religious fervor stories of various animal attacks and finally the revelation behind what caused Clara s disfigurement Honestly if the story had moved just a little uickly and had cut a littlextra fluff out I likely would have given this 5 stars This was a uniue read for me as I really can t recall Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead experiencing a thriller revolving around snakes I was impressed with the character development and growth Claraxperienced from beginning to Bryozoan Evolution end I didn t connect with her immediately and Injoyed warming to her as the story drew on I was a little disappointed in how there didn t seem to be resolution in one of her relationships at the Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) end There was something thrown in at the climax that was never resolved fully which ticked me off a bit Here you have this strong female character who has never depended on anyone getting all wishy washy on me at thend Overall another strong plot from SJ Bolton but Lacey Flint still is her reigning female character in my opinion. Dbijają się od muru milczenia Nawet gdy morderca uderza znowuClara musi przełamać swoje własne lęki by razem z policjantem i Silvers Edge ekscentrycznymkspertem herpetologiem zaangażować się w śledztwo które staje się coraz bardziej niebezpieczne i coraz bardziej osobisteI odsłania przerażającą historię nienawiści i zems.