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"On leave from the London police force after a traumatic ordeal at Oxford College, Lacey Flint resolves to set aside her feelings to help when children from her community, kids linked to her 10-year-old motherless next-door neighbor, are targeted by a brutal serial killer. By the award-winning author of Dead Scared."

McMillan Palgrave

Like everyone reading the newspapers these days, 10-year-old Barney Roberts knows the killer will strike again soon. The victim will be another boy, just like him. The body will be drained of blood, and left somewhere on a Thames beach. There will be no clues for London detectives Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury to find. There will be no warning about who will be next. There will be no real reason for Barney's friend and neighbor, Lacey Flint, on leave from her job as a London police detective, to become involved…and no chance that she can stay away. With the clock ticking, the violence escalating, and young lives at stake, Lacey and Barney both know they can't afford a single wrong step if they hope to make it through alive.

S.J. Bolton, an award-winning author of five novels, delivers her most compelling novel to date, in which a fragile police detective and a courageous, lonely eleven-year-old boy must work together to unmask a killer. Lost provides all of the pulse-pounding suspense, beautifully drawn characters, and intricate plotting thriller fans could hope for—and more.

Please note, this title is published in the UK as Like This For Ever.

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On leave from the London police force after a traumatic ordeal at Oxford College, Lacey Flint resolves to help when children from her community who are linked to her ten-year-old motherless next-door neighbor are targeted by a brutal serial killer.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250028563
Branch Call Number: M FICTION BOLTON
Characteristics: 391 p


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Jul 21, 2017

Note: I read the book as it was titled in the UK, "Like This, For Ever."
Another winner by S.J. Bolton. She's a master at keeping the reader guessing until the final pages. At several points during the book, I thought I had the killer identified. ("Oh, it's him!" "Oh, wait, all the clues point to her!" "Oh, wait...!") I love every minute of reading Bolton's novels and can hardly tear myself away, and when one ends, the only solace is knowing I still have other of her books to read. May she write "for ever."

19coco55 Sep 16, 2014

the new book in the series is under her "real" name
Sharon Bolton
"A Dark and Twisted Tide"
4th book of the Lacy Flint series.

Jul 30, 2014

S J Bolton is an accomplished writer, whose unique styles offers the reader suspense, intrigue, and the flair for the unexpected.
This recent tale was good to excellent, until the end where the story goes from the bizzare to the psuedo Twilight Zone in terms of the; psychology of a child being a killer, prison friend with expertise and wisdom to analyse writings that solve the crime, other uneccessary far reaching scenerios while plaus- ible seem unrealistic. Also, on two separate ocassions Bolton has relied on other book (Jack The Ripper & The Lost Boys) as themes, and/or story lines for her writings. Finally, what parent would allow their 11 year old daughter to go to a sleepover where ther are 5 boys (1,14yrs and 4, 9-11)?

Dec 11, 2013

Like This For Ever and "Lost" are the same story. Different titles but the same book ???
One an English publisher the other an American Publisher.
I did enjoy Like This For Ever!

Dec 07, 2013

Like This For Ever and "Lost" are the same story. Different titles but the same book ???

I did enjoy Like This For Ever!

Oct 27, 2013

How nice that there's a lesbian couple; but they live hundreds of miles apart; and when they are together, one just pats the other's hand; and out of the blue, one wants to have a baby. The most asexual lesbian couple imaginable.

sjmitra Jul 10, 2013

An uneven writer at best, SJ Bolton's recent thriller is not as good as Now You See Me but definitely much, much better than the boring Dead Scared.

Jun 26, 2013

Another great book by SJ Bolton! Loved it!!!


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