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Summary

Devoted father or merciless killer?

His secrets are buried with him.

Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares the victims were buried...alive.

Larry confessed to the crimes; it was an open and shut case. But now he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play?

©2018 Sharon Bolton (P)2018 Orion

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Disappointed - not up to usual standard

I felt the book should have ended a few chapters from the actual end. The story got sillier and sillier with massive plot holes.

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Best of the best

I've read all of Sharon Bolton's work and eagerly pre order them. This is the best by far and I hope the 30 year gap in this story will allow her to write some more cases starring WPC Lovelady. Excellent exciting story from start to finish and kept me guessing throughout.

The narration of the main character was oddly stilted like someone reading not acting however in this story it gives the feeling of the policewoman testifying from written notes and is less obvious with the other characters.

Really can't go wrong with this whether you've read any of her previous work or not.

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Not her best

I was really enjoying this one until the last hour or so when it went completely off track. It’s almost as if the author couldn’t think what to do with the ending and lost the plot, in all senses. The narrator did a great job.

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Narrator so flat

Couldn’t finish this book by miss Bolton returned it the narrator sounded like a machine not enough effort put into narration.please go away and listen to Johnathan keebles narrations

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metallic reading

As a fan of Sharon Bolton I was really looking forward to this book, but it played, I found I wasn't listening. The readers voice was almost computerised, no tone, no range to her voice - and I lived up near Pendle so I know that this is not the way they speak. And when I picked up witchcraft - well, I really began to think she'd lost it - sorry witches everywhere, but this was sensationalism. Luckily, I wasn't listening to the end, so I'll be able to buy the book instead, but this is now four books which have been huge disappointments to me. I'll carry on looking, but this was just awful and I don't think I missed very much hoovering, boiling kettles, doing the washing planting roses or having a shower while it was playing

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