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The Craftsman

Written by: Sharon Bolton
Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Sharon Bolton returns with her creepiest stand-alone 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...it 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. 

©2018 Sharon Bolton (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

What the critics say

"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, author)

"Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, The Craftsman will have you spellbound." (JP Delaney, author)

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  • Michelle
  • 2018-10-23

Couldn’t stop listening

This is one of those books that I had to make an effort not to listen to constantly. It had me from the first ten minutes (probably sooner). The characters are well developed and well portrayed. I don’t like to try to figure out a book’s outcome, but some authors make that easy without much effort. I was able to stay blissful unaware up until the very satisfying end. Great book. Off to find another by this author.

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  • Stephanie Wingard
  • 2019-02-25

Surprising read

I only got this book because my daughter had to read it in high school. I found myself really enjoying the entire book! It was intense and thrilling. The narrator was great and at times I forgot it was one person reading.. she did a great job at performing all of the characters. WAY surprising and unexpended ending and it was a FEEL REALLY good ending... not the kind where it leaves you saying..." Awwww she should have"........ It ends more like .. "Holy cow, she really just did that"....

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  • Kimberly
  • 2018-12-20

Darkly Twisted

Intriguing story well read. This darkly twisted story will keep you in its thrall from start to finish.

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  • Katie h
  • 2018-12-10

amazing!

This is exactly why Sharon is my favorite author. I am so sad I finished the book.