Having read the Lacey Flint series by Sharon Bolton I am a big fan of her writing so was eager to try Blood Harvest (not part of the Lacey Flint series).
The Fletcher’s have just moved to a small town with the 3 children; Tom who is 10, Joe who is 6 and Millie who is 2. Their new home is situated near the moors and is build near 2 churches, one old and abandoned and the replacement built next door.
The move goes well, and all is good until Tom sees a strange girl wandering the churchyard. She seems to be obsessed with the Fletcher children, especially the youngest, Millie. Only Tom and Joe have seen her, so their parents think that they are making it up.
The small town also has a new vicar called Harry. While people are friendly, he is not made to feel welcome. There are strange things happening within the church and the whole town seem to have some very old and bizarre traditions.
When Dr Evi Oliver starts to see a new patient from the town, Gillian, whose young daughter died in a house fire, things start to take a bad turn.
With all the strange happenings within the town and mysterious child deaths it falls to Evi and Harry to get to the bottom of it before another child can get hurt or die.
Blood Harvest is yet another great story by Sharon Bolton. It is thrilling, eerie and scary and her writing style brings you to the edge and back before finally revealing the unexpected twist. This book will keep you guessing and you will find it very hard to put it down.
With some great characters that have depth, strange childlike figures wondering around a town that holds some horrible secrets, Blood Harvest is a book that will keep you up all night and just when you think you have figured out who is the murderer you will be forced to change your mind again.
RRP: £7.99 (paperback) / £3.99 (Kindle edition).
Available to buy from Amazon here.
For more information about Sharon Bolton and her books visit www.sharonbolton.com.