Mini Review : The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

Devoted Father Or Merciless Killer?

His Secrets are Buried with him..

I loved this book! I really wanted to read something with witches in it and when I started reading this I had no idea about the witchcraft storyline it was fantastic! I love how the main bulk of the story took place in the 60’s it was really interesting to see how police work was done back and so eye-opening to see how women were treated, particularly smart women who don’t take too kindly to being told what to do!


“August, 1999 
On the hottest day of the year, Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, the convicted murderer she arrested thirty years earlier. A master carpenter and funeral director, Larry imprisoned his victims, alive, in the caskets he made himself. Clay effigies found entombed with their bodies suggested a motive beyond the worst human depravity.

June, 1969 
13-year-old Patsy Wood has been missing for two days, the third teenager to disappear in as many months. New to the Lancashire police force and struggling to fit in, WPC Lovelady is sent to investigate an unlikely report from school children claiming to have heard a voice calling for help. A voice from deep within a recent grave.

August, 1999 
As she tries to lay her ghosts to rest, Florence is drawn back to the Glassbrooks’ old house, in the shadow of Pendle Hill, where she once lodged with the family. She is chilled by the discovery of another effigy – one bearing a remarkable resemblance to herself. Is the killer still at large? Is Florence once again in terrible danger? Or, this time, could the fate in store be worse than even her darkest imaginings?”

I just loved this book it’s not your standard detective story, I didn’t want to put it down at all and I would certainly be interested in reading more of Sharon’s books.

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