The Craftsman

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100133396
Released: Oct 16, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250300447
Narrator/s: Nathalie Buscombe
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Sharon Bolton returns with her creepiest standalone yet, following a young cop trying to trace the disappearances of a small town's teenagers. Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago in a small village in Lancashire. Like something out of a nightmare, the victims were buried alive. Florence was able to solve the mystery and get a confession out of Larry before more children were murdered., and he spent the rest of his life in prison. But now, decades later, he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Is someone copying the original murders? Or did she get it wrong all those years ago? When her own son goes missing under similar circumstances, the case not only gets reopened...?t gets personal. In master of suspense Sharon Bolton's latest thriller, listeners will confirm their deepest fears and meet the only protagonist who can face them. Praise for The Craftsman: "The Craftsman is a brilliant blend of rich crime thriller with a hint of the gothic. Dark, disturbing and with women who totally rock, with The Craftsman Sharon Bolton has proven herself to be a master Craftsman herself. Buy it. Read it. Tell your friends. Then sleep with the light on."-Sarah Pinborough "Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, The Craftsman will have you spellbound."-JP Delaney

Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2018

All formats/editions

Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Product Number EB00719388
Released: Oct 16, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250300041

Professional reviews

"Bolton's compelling crime drama is given a terrific narration by Nathalie Buscombe. Returning to Lancashire in 1999 to attend the funeral of a convicted child murderer, Assistant Police Commissioner Florence Lovelady finds a recently crafted clay effigy of herself, much like the ones buried with the murdered teenagers 31 years earlier. She questions whether Larry Glassbrook really was guilty of the crimes or the killer is still loose. In flashbacks to 1969, Buscombe re-creates the details of the horrific case through Florence's perspective when she was a young constable subjected to sexist remarks and vicious misogyny by her male colleagues. Buscombe builds tension while subtly revealing the town's bizarre characters, including witches--both good and evil. Clear your calendar. You won't want to stop listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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