The Craftsman (Hardback)
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The Craftsman (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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'Buy it. Read it. Tell your friends.' - Sarah Pinborough

'Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, The Craftsman will have you spellbound.' - JP Delaney

'An absolutely terrific crime novel that takes your darkest fear and makes it reality.' - Elly Griffiths

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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?

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Praise for The Craftsman

'Grisly and comeplling.' - Sarah Hilary

'Utterly terrifying and gripping.' - Sabine Durrant, author of TAKE ME IN

'An original, dark, and twisted tale and the words just sparkle on the page.' - Niki Mackay

'I dare you to read it after dark. The Craftsman is a blood-chilling thriller that will cast a spell on you.' - Mark Edwards,No.1 Kindle bestseller

'Fabulous, utterly unique storyline, that will effortlessly stand out in the crowd of thrillers. It'll give you the creeps.' - Helen Fields

'Pitch perfect creepiness, air punching female empowerment and sinister mysteries kept me hooked to the very last page.' - Holly Seddon

'The Craftsman goes to some very dark places, and will have readers looking nervously over their shoulders with every page they turn.' - Mick Herron

'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

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409174110
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 242 x 172 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Craftsman is one of those rare books that hooked me on page one, and didn't let go until the final sentence. Engaging, compulsive reading. Sharon Bolton at her best. * Rachel Abbott *
Just finished The Craftsman and it is Sharon Bolton at her absolute finest. Beautifully dark and disturbing, I won't sleep well tonight. * Jenny Blackhurst *
Sharon Bolton raises the bar with each new book. The Craftsman goes to some very dark places, and will have readers looking nervously over their shoulders with every page they turn. * Mick Herron *
I was obsessed with The Craftsman, reading it every snatched moment I could. Pitch perfect creepiness, air punching female empowerment and sinister mysteries kept me hooked to the very last page. * Holly Seddon *
Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, THE CRAFTSMAN will have you spellbound. * JP Delaney *
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 *
Sharon is a master of her craft. The Craftsman is an absolutely terrific crime novel that takes your darkest fear and makes it reality. * Elly Griffiths *
Grisly and compelling. I was so pleased to hear it's the start of a new series as it's top notch. * Sarah Hilary *
I dare you to read it after dark. The Craftsman is a blood-chilling thriller that will cast a spell on you. * Mark Edwards, No.1 Kindle bestseller *
Utterly terrifying and gripping. * Sabine Durrant, author of TAKE ME IN *
A masterclass in the craft of writing. Fabulous, utterly unique storyline, that will effortlessly stand out in the crowd of thrillers. Also, it'll give you the creeps, and I don't say that lightly. * Helen Fields *
Sharon Bolton is an absolute master and I've read, and loved, her other books, but this is a whole new level. This is the work of a writer at the absolute top of her game. The Craftsman is an original, dark, and twisted tale and the words just sparkle on the page. * Niki Mackay *
Sharon Bolton's army of fans will be storming bookshops for this one. * Belinda Bauer *
Filled with intrigue and suspense. The Craftsman is spellbinding. * Clare Mackintosh *
[The Craftsman] will have you gripped -- Nina Pottell * PRIMA MAGAZINE *
A chilling novel of witchcraft and suspense -- Fanny Blake * WOMAN & HOME *
Bolton is at her best -- Barry Forshaw * GUARDIAN *
[The Craftsman] reads like something by Gladys Mitchell is she were demonically possessed -- Jake Kerridge * S MAGAZINE, SUNDAY EXPRESS *
This beautifully written story, which includes a richly woven seam of witchcraft and folklore, will keep you up at night. -- Deirdre O'Brien * Sunday Mirror *
Sharon Bolton's most chilling novel yet * CHOICE MAGAZINE *
Unpredictable, unsettling, utterly addictive and with a twist in the tail that will leave you gasping, The Craftsman is unique, bold and brilliant... but best read before dark! * Lancashire Post *

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“Haunting!”

This has to be one of the best books that I've read of Sharon Bolton and definitely one of the best/creepiest books that I have read this year.
This book flips between the present and the 70s. Children have... More

Hardback edition
23rd November 2017
Helpful? Upvote 43

“Oh What an ending!”

So the only question is why have I not read more by Sharon Bolton?
Who knows because everyone I pick up is totally brilliant!
The ending in this book is superb!!

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
6th December 2017
Helpful? Upvote 28
Nicole @WstonesHemel

“In 1969, Pendle Hill Watches!”

I have not had the pleasure of Sharon Bolton's amazing crime novels yet I feel silly.
30 years after the disappearance and discovery of teenagers bodies in coffins. The young constable having earned her stripes... More

Hardback edition
6 similar books recommended
24th February 2018
Helpful? Upvote 14

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