Post Script: A Dark And Twisted Tide – Sharon Bolton

A Dark and Twisted Tide

Lacey Flint Series, Book 4

Sharon Bolton

Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593069189



Something’s in the water… The twisty, chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Like This, For Ever.


Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that’s what she thought.


Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won’t leave Lacey alone.


When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can’t resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths? And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey?


Someone is watching Lacey Flint closely.


Someone who knows exactly what makes her tick . . .



*Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the author of six critically acclaimed novels: this is her seventh novel and features the popular DC Lacey Flint and DI Mark Joesbury.


She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Dagger in the Library.


Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son. For more information about her and her books, or to check out her addictive blog, visit


You can also join her on Facebook at


My View:

I am very pleased to have made the acquaintance of Lacey Flint and Sharon Bolton; this crime fiction novel is very well executed with a mix of myth, suspense, contemporary issues and of course some disturbing crimes. I have a vivid picture in my head of sheer type fabric swirling loosely, fluidly, poetically, in murky water, beckoning me whenever I think of this book…I cannot get that image out of my head! Bolton excels at setting the scene and providing an abundance of realistic and engaging characters.


I really enjoyed getting to know Lacey Flint and wish I had read the earlier book in this series – though the not having read them did not stop my enjoyment of this narrative, I just want to know the main characters better and follow them on their journeys. I look forward to reading more by this author in the near future.


4 thoughts on “Post Script: A Dark And Twisted Tide – Sharon Bolton

  1. Carol – I’ll be really interested to know what you think of the first book in this series. I think Bolton has a lot of talent, and I’m glad she’s keeping up with Lacey Flint’s story.

  2. Well worth reading them all, Carol – though for me, I wasn’t quite so keen on the first one – good but not great. But from the second one on, I was completely hooked and they’re a must-read for me now. ‘Dead Scared’ was one of the most genuinely scary books I’ve ever read. I’ll be starting this one tomorrow hopefully! 🙂

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