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Awakening by S. J. Bolton

Synopsis (from the publisher): 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. Print and/or Kindle Edition Barnes&Noble NookBook Abe Books The Book Depository: Free Worldwide Shipping Biblio Alibris Books-a-Million

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Awakening by S. J. Bolton

Awakening by S. J. Bolton

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-38114-1
Publication Date: June 2009
List Price: $25.95

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