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The Craftsman

Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)
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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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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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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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Enthralling

I was hooked into this story from the beginning to the end. An amazing author

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Gripping

Excellent storyline. Keeps you guessing till the end. Couldnt stop listening. Liked the narrator too.

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Love this book

I have lessoned to this book twice now and and still love it.
It’s so good and you can picture the story in your mind ( well I can ) I feel like am watching from a distance what’s going on in the town.
Sharon has a great writing technique that seems too draw you into the book and you feel like your part of it.
I know at the end of the year I will be leasing again to this book.
It’s nice to hear such a strong leading lady.


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Chilling and believable.

Excellent reading of a well written whodunnit. The plot is complex, but not too difficult to follow, with a spooky supernatural twist.

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well written

The story is for me original it entwines a the local witch history of pendle and a murder investigation set in the late 60s. The narrative is well written and flows well. The only short fall for me was that the answers were obvious.

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Brilliant!

Another brilliant novel from Sharon Bolton. Great story and great narration too. Why do we enjoy such spine chilling horror stories! I've read all Sharon's books and love every one of them. I will be keeping a eager watch out for her next book :-)

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Brilliant

What a great book, Kept me guessing till the near end. I didn't want it to end..Narrator great too..

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Have I missed something

Don’t know if I missed anything or fell sleep at some time but I still do not know why they took three children and buried them alive?