Blood Harvest

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St. Martin's Press, Jun 8, 2010 - Fiction - 432 pages
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The Fletchers' beautiful new house is everything they dreamed it would be. Built between two churches in Heptonclough, a small village on the moors that time forgot, it ought to be paradise for this young family of five, but they barely have a chance to settle in before they find that they're anything but welcome. Someone seems to be trying to drive them away--at first with silly pranks but then with threats that become increasingly dangerous, especially to the oldest child, ten-year-old Tom Fletcher, who begins to believe that someone is always watching him.

The adults in Tom's life are trying to help, including his parents; the vicar next door, younger and more dashing than you'd expect a vicar to be; and a therapist, Evi Oliver, who believes him more than she wants to. But there are other clues that something isn't quite right in Heptonclough, including the mysterious accidental deaths of three toddlers over the last ten years. It is not until Tom's siblings, two-year-old Milly and five-year-old Joe Fletcher, go missing in turn that the little village's evil secret turns the Fletchers' dreams into a nightmare.

With Sacrifice, Awakening, and now Blood Harvest, S. J. Bolton displays time and time again her remarkable talent as a beguiling storyteller, a master of thrills, and the mistress of her own brand of modern Gothic tale.

 

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

The Fetchers' built their new home in a graveyard or at least on the edge. Skeletons of three young girls were found by the wall separating their property from the church. Things is the village are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN DUTCH I'm a fan! After reading Sacrifice and Awakening, Blood Harvest is her third fantastic book! I love the way her books give you the idea that there must be some sort of creature which is ... Read full review

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SHARON BOLTON grew up in Lancashire, England, and now lives near Oxford with her family. An ITW and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, her fascination with British folklore, especially the dark and haunting side of those legends, fuels her writing. This is her third novel. Sharon Bolton was previously published as S.J. Bolton.

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