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The Craftsman

The Craftsman

From bestselling crime writer Sharon Bolton comes a startling tour de force, hailed in the national press as ‘Bolton at her best’.

OLD ENEMIES… NEW CRIMES

Thirty years ago, WPC Florence Lovelady’s career was made when she arrested coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook for three shocking murders.

Larry confessed; it was an open and shut case. But now he’s dead, and events from the past are repeating themselves.

The town Florence left behind still has many secrets. Will she finally uncover the truth? Or will time run out for her first?

‘Filled with intrigue and suspense. The Craftsman is spellbinding.’
– Clare Mackintosh

‘Sharon Bolton at her absolute finest. Beautifully dark and disturbing.’ – Jenny Blackhurst

‘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

‘Grisly and compelling.’ – Sarah Hilary

Utterly terrifying and gripping.’ – Sabine Durrant

‘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

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd May 2018

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409174141

Reviews

Filled with intrigue and suspense. The Craftsman is spellbinding.
Clare Mackintosh
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
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
Darkly gothic and brilliantly original, THE CRAFTSMAN will have you spellbound.
JP Delaney
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
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
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 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 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
Sharon Bolton's army of fans will be storming bookshops for this one.
Belinda Bauer
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
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
Utterly terrifying and gripping.
Sabine Durrant, author of TAKE ME IN
[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!
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