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The Public Are Interesting To Explore Now You See Me public are interesting to explore Now You See Me classed as crime fiction I do like crime but I love it when it has strong psychological themes as well as some good twists and turns One review that I read thought there was nothing original in Now You See Me that this story has been told before I think that is true of many books the old how many plots are there uestion Hey there is a murder there is a iller there is a person trying to find the Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, killer and preventilling This simple story can be new depending on how the author chooses to get you from point killing This simple story can be "New Depending On How The Author Chooses " depending on how the author chooses get you from point point I think SJ s plotting and writing is excellent and well thought out She herself states that she leads you a bit in Now You See Me and she d be surprised if you could not figure out a few things for yourself Yes I did but this made me think about the character of Lacey comparing her to people in my own life who sometimes make me step back and wonder about who they really are I also loved the back story of the homeless which is termed sleeping rough It almost worries me how well Bolton writes these scenes This worry also relates to the theme of rape and violence to women If this is not enough there s a bit of history regarding Jack the Ripper which should interest fans of this long unsolved case There s also a bit of music running throughout the story and one particular song that will The Family Plan keep sounding in my head as the story fades and I m on to something new One point to ponder Flint states We were taught in training that it s human instinct to turn left rather than right and that with no other motivation people will head to their left Now I always thought that we look left and turn right when entering a venue I wonder if this is due to our different driving habitsBolton says she does not intend toeep Flint going forever Her fans might demand she does I hope she sticks to her guns and maybe does one or two which allows for fleshing out the character and her relationships to a natural end Bolton has written stand alone books I enjoyed Sacrifice and will definitely seek out the others as well as any new ones she writes Usually when there is even a mention of Jack the Ripper in a book s description I uickly add it to my to read list This time I hesitated for bit because this was a modern copy cat Jack the Ripper Part of the enjoyment I get from reading fiction novels based on Jack s murder spree is because of when the A Family Practice killings took place London 1888 Horse drawn carriages clip clopping down dark cobbled streets the man in the in the black cloak and hat disappearing into the fog Scotland Yard working with only eye witnesses and hand written letters possibly sent by the murderer No cell phones no internet no DNA but this was one of those times when the cover of the book called to me and I thought I would give it a chance NOW YOU SEE ME did not disappointLondon 2011 After interviewing a potential witness in a rape case DC Lacey Flint walks out to her car and stumbles upon a dying woman Geraldine Jones Later a letter is sent to the office of a local reporter Dear Miss BosstonIeep on hearing Saucy Jacky is back How I have laughed Is it trueIf it is I hope the police are clever and on the right trackAsk DC Flint for me Did the lady sueal No time to clip her ears but plenty of times for funny little gamesYours trulyA friendHope you like the red proper stuffThe A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity killer is re creating the crimes of Jack the Ripper and Geraldine Jones is only the firstMany fiction novels have been based on the Jack the Ripper Killings but this one definitely has a style of it s own Not just the modern twist there is so much going on than just the murders Lacey Flint is a complex dark character and I found her back story just as riveting as the mystery she is trying to solve I have read Now You See Me NYSM an embarrassing number of times The superb plotting fascinating characters and spooky settingseep drawing me back in Of course the problem with re reading this book is that I never have the shivery thrill of the first time I don t care It s still worth it With my first reading Bolton Celebrity Bachelor kept me guessing throughout the book until I figured something out and then realized no I had not On subseuent readings I read for the pure pleasure of language plotting and characterization NYSM preceded all of those Gone Girl Bad on a Train With a Terrible Marriage books apologies to someone outshining all of those supposed twisty turny books Ms Bolton is the James Bond of twisty writers Nobody does it better DC Lacey Flint is the only witness to the death of a woman who dies in her arms She is re assigned to the Lewisham nick so she can continue doing he. S are anything than a sadisticiller’s game not even Lacey whom the For Better and Worse killer seems to be taunting specifically However as they investigate the details of the case start reminding her and of a part of her past she’d rathereep hidden And the only way to do that is to catch the iller hersel. Rescuing the Texans Heart know Lahey Flint better A Jack the Ripper copycat is murdering women in London and like the original Ripper is taunting the press and the cops The copycat seems to be focusing atte Thank you Brenda for the wonderful recommendation of this book I could have eaten this up in one day if this week hadn t been so busy This book is the first in the Lacey Flint series and it started and ended with a bang Clearly I m late to the party and most everyone has read this book already but I m happy to have joined in Without giving too much away this novel is based around the fact that a Jack the Ripper copy cat is on the loose and it is up to the MIT to stop him As the book progresses we begin to learn about Lacey s past and her own secrets There is a little romance as well I enjoyed it because it wasn t over the top or distracting from the story The ending had so many twists and turns I think I have whiplash but I enjoyed every second I would immediately recommend this book to anyone looking for a new suspensethrillermystery series without a ton of books to catch up on there s only 4 so far 5 if you count the short story I ve already reuested the next in the series and am excited to continue Lacey s story As treacherous and as uncertain as the rough edges of the cobblestone streets in the infamous Whitechapel district Shadows of a dark figure much to the likes of Jack around every cornerNow here s where I d like to walk around inside the mind of the very talented Sharon Bolton Oooh Or maybe notSharon Bolton introduces us to her uite complicated character Lacey Flint a young detective constable working the crime scenes of London The intense story grabs you from the first pages as Lacey comes upon the savage attack of a young woman With only moments of life beating within her the young woman grabs the doorhandle Clever Diabolical and ChillingWhen a young women is brutally attacked by an unknown assailant DC Lacey Flint gets to her just before she takes her last breath dying in her arms Following the murder journalist Emma Boston comes forward claiming to have received a letter at home seemingly from theiller She personally brings it to Lacey not the police The reason becomes clear very uickly Dear Miss Bosston I Wrangled (Whitehorse, MT: Chisholm Cattle Co., keep on hearing Saucy Jack is back How I have laughed Is it true If it is I hope the police are clever and on the right track Ask DC Flint for me did the lady sueal No time to clip her ears but plenty time for funny little games Yours truly A friend Hope you like the proper red stuff The letter is then compared to the first letter Jack the ripper sent to the police in 1888 Dear Boss Ieep on hearing the police have got me but they won t fix me just yet I have laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track That joke about leather apron give me such fits I am down on whores and I won t uit ripping them till I do get buckled Grand work the last job was I gave the lady no time to sueal How can they catch me now I love my work and want to start again You will soon hear of me with my funny little games I saved some of the proper red stuff in a ginger beer bottle over the last job to right with but it went thick like glue and I can t use it Red ink is fit enough I hope Ha ha The next job I do I shall clip the lady s ear off and send to the police officers just for jolly wouldn t you Keep this letter back till I do a bit work then give it out straight My nife s so nice and sharp I want to get to work right away if I get a chan. One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex Lacey Flint a young detective constable stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building’s darkened parking lot Within twenty four hours a reporter receives an anonymous letter that point.
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Bolton Þ 4 DownloadCe Good luck Yours trulyJack the Ripper Don t MIND ME GIVING THE TRADE NAMEIN THE SHORT NOTE me giving the trade nameIn the short note through Emma s front door in the early hours of Saturday morning twenty two words had been directly lifted from the original letter When he d finished going through it Joesbury drew a big circle round the misspelling of Emma Boston s name Dear Miss Bosston Christ muttered Tulloch Bastard s sent us a Dear Boss letter said Joesbury in case one of us hadn t got it From the look in Tulloch s face and the ache at the back of my jaw that usually means I m about to vomit it seemed fair to say we both had Sharon J Bolton has done it AGAIN with Now You See Me Book One In The Lacey Flint Book one in the Lacey Flint is a diabolical and chilling masterpiece written around the legendary and infamous Jack the Ripper But don t let put you off While there are parallels Sharon J Bolton has cleverly twisted this into an unputdownable story all it s own She will have you guessing in one direction only to send you off on a completely different tangent altogether Over and over again Word to the wise Don t start this book if you have somewhere to be You won t get there I have so much faith in Sharon J Boltonthat I have already purchased all of the Lacey Flint novels and I can t wait to dive in A iller is mimicking Jack the Ripper mirroring his Un hros pour Rayne (Delta Force Heroes t. 1) kill dates from long ago Truth or smokescreen A deadly game of cat and mouse is taking place but who is playing whom Deftly plotted with characters into which you can really sink your teeth view spoileror slice up with anife hide spoiler 4 Jack was a real man but he s become a myth A well crafted crime procedural fast paced and grippingThis is the first book in the Lacey Flint series by Sharon Bolton After interviewing a reluctant witness one dark evening Lacey is horrified to find a woman slumped over her car door bleeding profusely This woman then dies in her arms At first this seems like a murder case Lacey s first one in fact however when a reporter receives a letter pre fixed Dear Boss hand delivered and written in red ink suspected blood it is pointing to a Jack the Ripper copycat When these letters mention Lacey by name she is swept head long into the investigation trying to reveal the Mine to Take (Nine Circles, killer while alsoeeping her own dark secrets buriedLacey as a character was rather complex however the writing of this character was very engaging and His L.A. Cinderella kept me wondering and guessing to Lacey s own secrets and agendas often secreted through hints and admissions through out the book Lacey was relatable to some manner her obsession with true crime mirrored that of my own when I was a teenagernow Sharon Bolton did a great job at portraying a character who was new to murder work especially that of a serialiller and working with a new team who some seem mistrustful of her Bolton shows Lacey s doubts and the debates within herself for the sanity at A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, keeping her job finding theiller and The Baby They Both Loved keeping hold of her secret past As this book centres around a possible copy cat of Jack the Ripper Sharon Bolton does a great job at providing a comprehensive and informative view of the suspected Jack the Ripper crimes form 1888 However be warned some of the deaths in this were highly graphic and torturous for the victims making an unpleasant readI have given this book 4 stars as some parts I was easily able to guess or figure out parts of the plot before the characters did so it was slightly annoying when it took time for the characters to eventually figure it outAnother thing I didn t particularly enjoy was the relationship between Mark Joesbury and Lacey Flint I felt Mark was rather unlikeable in my opinion treated Lacey badly and the relationship between the two seemed under developed compared to the pace the book was moving at especially scenes involving the two characters I m becoming a big fan of SJ Bolton It s not that there s anything terribly new here but I like the way this woman thinks and puts a story together Interestingly I read Dead Scared the second Lacey Flint outing first What made me go back and read the first Now You See Me was the excellent interview and talk with the author on The Readers July 2nd Part of The Readers Summer Reading Club the first segment was a talk with SJ Bolton intrigued me to go back and set the Lacey Flint character in my mind I postponed the last segment of the podcast loaded with spoilers until after I read the book That I read Dead Scared first didn t hamper my enjoyment of either but I did learn things about Lacey that I didn tnow in Now You See Me The character Lacey Flint and her interaction with other members of the London Police is what makes the read for me The mindset of a female policewoman her means of detection S out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper’s first murder a letter that calls out Lacey by name If it’s real and they have a iller bent on re creating London’s bloody past history shows they have just five days until the next attemptNo one believes the connection. .
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