Sharon Bolton in conversation with Helen Pike

“A delightfully dark game of consequences.” The Times (Thriller of the Month)

Sharon is the award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author of thirteen thrillers, described by that newspaper as being ‘unable to write a sentence not suffused with menace.”

Her latest book, The Pact, is set in a prestigious, independent Oxford school and sees six young friends dealing with the life-long consequences of a reckless, drug-fuelled mistake.

Sharon will be in conversation with the Master of Magdalen College School, Helen Pike, but insists that any similarities between her fictional school and MCS are entirely superficial.

The Pact is shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming steel dagger for the best thriller of 2021. Sharon has previously won Amazon UK’s Best New Read, the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark award and the CWA Dagger in the Library.



Jun 28 2022


6:00 pm

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