Awakening: A Novel

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Clara Benning, a veterinary surgeon in charge of a wildlife hospital in a small English village, is young and intelligent, but nearly a recluse. Disfigured by a childhood accident, she generally prefers the company of animals to people. But when a local man dies following a supposed snakebite, Clara's expertise is needed. She's chilled to learn that the victim's postmortem shows a higher concentration of venom than could ever be found in a single snake—and that therefore the killer must be human.

Assisted by a soft-spoken neighbor and an eccentric reptile expert, Clara unravels sinister links to an abandoned house, an ancient ritual, and a fifty-year-old tragedy that has left the survivors secretive. But for someone the truth must remain buried in the past—even if they have to kill to keep it there.

Awakening is a disturbing tale of dark secrets and insidious rituals that will have readers unable to stop for a breath until they've reach the stunning climax of this extraordinary read from the author of the acclaimed debut novel Sacrifice.

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About the author

SHARON BOLTON grew up in Lancashire, England, and now lives near Oxford with her family. Awakening, her second novel, is inspired by her fascination with British folklore. Sharon Bolton was previously published as S.J. Bolton.
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Publisher
Minotaur Books
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Published on
Feb 5, 2013
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781250037916
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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