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Sharon Bolton

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Sharon J Bolton was born and brought up in Lancashire, the eldest of three daughters. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an actress and a dancer, studying ballet, tap and jazz from a young age and reading drama at Loughborough University. During her Loughborough years she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

She spent her early career in marketing and PR before returning to full-time education to study for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Warwick University, where she met her husband, Andrew. They moved to London and Sharon held a number of PR posts in the City, including working at The British Insurance and Investment Brokers' Association, The Solicitors Indemnity Fund and (as a temporary contract) National Savings. She left the City to work freelance, to start a family and to write.

She and Andrew now live in a village in the Chiltern Hills, not far from Oxford, with their son and the latest addition to the family: Lupe, the lop-eared lurcher. Her daily life revolves around the school run, walking the dog and those ever-looming publishing deadlines.

Genres: Mystery
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2010) : Blood Harvest
Macavity Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : Little Black Lies

Sharon Bolton recommends
Thin Ice (2016)
(Gunnhildur Mystery, book 5)
Quentin Bates
"As chilling as an Icelandic winter."
The Night Visitor (2017)
Lucy Atkins
"Creepy, tense and unnerving."
The House (2017)
Simon Lelic
The Day of the Accident (2018)
Nuala Ellwood
"Compelling and intriguing, right from the very first page."
The Silent Patient (2019)
Alex Michaelides
"Genuinely chilling and with a real sucker punch of a twist."

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