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The Craftsman

The Craftsman

He makes his living from death.
But is he capable of murder?

Award-winning writer Sharon Bolton is back with her most gripping, suspenseful and chilling novel yet. THE CRAFTSMAN is the first in a series and has been optioned for TV by the hit team behind KILLING EVE.

Florence Lovelady’s career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares, the victims were buried, but while they were still alive.

Larry confessed 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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd May 2018

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781409174141


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
Utterly terrifying and gripping.
Sabine Durrant, author of TAKE ME IN
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
[The Craftsman] will have you gripped
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
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
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
Filled with intrigue and suspense. The Craftsman is spellbinding.
Clare Mackintosh
A chilling novel of witchcraft and suspense
Fanny Blake, WOMAN & HOME
Sharon Bolton's army of fans will be storming bookshops for this one.
Belinda Bauer
[The Craftsman] reads like something by Gladys Mitchell is she were demonically possessed
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
Grisly and compelling. I was so pleased to hear it's the start of a new series as it's top notch.
Sarah Hilary
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 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
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
Bolton is at her best
Barry Forshaw, GUARDIAN
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
Sharon Bolton's most chilling novel yet