Book Review: Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton (Spoiler-Free!)

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Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.

She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.

Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . .


I read this book a while ago now, and I’ve just been so behind with writing up reviews! Despite some time having passed since I read this book, I can still remember vividly how much I loved it. I read through it so quickly because it was one of those that I just could not bring myself to put down!

The characters are really interesting. Both the protagonist and the antagonist were brilliantly written, and I constantly found myself wanting to know more about them. Isabel, Jessica’s sister, was also an intriguing character. Without spoiling anything, there were things that she had done throughout her life that I needed to know more about. Bolton wrote several characters in Dead Woman Walking that were mysterious and left me needing to keep reading. The way the antagonist is written is also great, he’s dark, yet there are things about him that really surprised me.

The plot was the perfect speed for me. Sometimes with Thrillers I’ll find the author either dives into it too quickly, or it’s too much of a slowburn for me. This was not the case at all with Dead Woman Walking. There were twists that left me shocked, and I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. This book was without a doubt one of my favourite reads of 2017!

Overall, Dead Woman Walking was a very enjoyable read, and has definitely made me want to check out some of Sharon Barton’s other books. I give it 5 stars.


I’d like to thank Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of Dead Woman Walking in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

-Books&Belle xx



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