When a Cambridge student dramatically attempts to take her own life, DI Mark Joesbury realizes that the university has developed an unhealthy record of young people committing suicide in extraordinary ways. Against huge personal misgivings, Joesbury sends young policewoman DC Lacey Flint to Cambridge, with a brief to work under-cover, posing as a depression-prone, vulnerable student. Psychiatrist Evi Oliver is the only person in Cambridge who knows who Lacey really is - or so they both hope. But as the two women dig deeper into the darker side of university life, they discover a terrifying trend ...And when Lacey starts experiencing the same disturbing nightmares reported by the dead girls, she knows that she is next.
Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. 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 the author and her books, or to check out her addictive blog, visit You can also join her on at
"S. J. Bolton is changing the face of crime fiction - if you only read one crime novel this year, make it this" -- Tess Gerritsen "Spine-tingling suspense!" Lisa Gardner "A darling of the crime fiction world, S J Bolton's thriller is terse, unflinching and one you might think twice about reading before bed" Stylist Magazine "Mesmerising" The Times "Treading a fine line between horror and thriller ... seriously rich yet relentlessly disturbing" Daily Mirror
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Lacey Flint Series, Book 2