The Craftsman

The Craftsman

Catching him will make her career - and change her forever. 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 e Catching him will make her career - and change her forever. August, 1999 On the hottest day of the year, Assis...

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Title:The Craftsman
Author:Sharon J. Bolton
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B06ZXW5254
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Craftsman Reviews

  • Liz
    Oct 16, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Oct 11, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    Well, if Daisy in Chains serves as any indication, I?m pretty positive this will also be a great read! ?? *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

  • Debra
    Sep 03, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

  • Brenda
    Jun 14, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

  • Judy
    Oct 04, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

  • Malia
    Sep 23, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    Well, if Daisy in Chains serves as any indication, I?m pretty positive this will also be a great read! ?? *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    4.5 Stars. THE CRAFTSMAN is a story about women and witches, coffins and caskets and a few very unlucky living who are taken during the dark phase of the moon. WPC Florence Lovelady is young, but educated, a hard worker and clever....and the only woman on the force in 1969. She works i...

    The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton is a thriller that is told in two different timelines during the book. The story begins in 1999 with the funeral of a once convicted murderer but also flashes back to the past in 1969 when the murders had occurred that Larry Grassbrook had spent the la...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    So f?n good!!! This might be my favorite Bolton book so far! I absolutely loved this one! We start out in 1999 with Florence coming back to town with her son, to the funeral of a murderer. One that she had put away in 1969 after he had killed 3 teenagers. Going back to the killers...

    3.5 stars I am stuck between 3 and 4 stars for this one. The first two-thirds were really good and gripping, but then towards the end, it lost me a little, I have to say. The story was compelling, the characters well developed and the writing engaging, but there were certain aspects t...

  • Luffy
    May 07, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

  • Carol
    Sep 29, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    Well, if Daisy in Chains serves as any indication, I?m pretty positive this will also be a great read! ?? *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    4.5 Stars. THE CRAFTSMAN is a story about women and witches, coffins and caskets and a few very unlucky living who are taken during the dark phase of the moon. WPC Florence Lovelady is young, but educated, a hard worker and clever....and the only woman on the force in 1969. She works i...

  • Linda
    Aug 19, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    May 31, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

  • Zoeytron
    Sep 04, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Aug 25, 2017

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

  • Holly
    Oct 01, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    Well, if Daisy in Chains serves as any indication, I?m pretty positive this will also be a great read! ?? *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    4.5 Stars. THE CRAFTSMAN is a story about women and witches, coffins and caskets and a few very unlucky living who are taken during the dark phase of the moon. WPC Florence Lovelady is young, but educated, a hard worker and clever....and the only woman on the force in 1969. She works i...

    The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton is a thriller that is told in two different timelines during the book. The story begins in 1999 with the funeral of a once convicted murderer but also flashes back to the past in 1969 when the murders had occurred that Larry Grassbrook had spent the la...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

    So f?n good!!! This might be my favorite Bolton book so far! I absolutely loved this one! We start out in 1999 with Florence coming back to town with her son, to the funeral of a murderer. One that she had put away in 1969 after he had killed 3 teenagers. Going back to the killers...

  • Sandy
    Aug 12, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

  • Christine
    Aug 19, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

  • Rachel Hall
    Apr 22, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    Well, if Daisy in Chains serves as any indication, I?m pretty positive this will also be a great read! ?? *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    4.5 Stars. THE CRAFTSMAN is a story about women and witches, coffins and caskets and a few very unlucky living who are taken during the dark phase of the moon. WPC Florence Lovelady is young, but educated, a hard worker and clever....and the only woman on the force in 1969. She works i...

    The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton is a thriller that is told in two different timelines during the book. The story begins in 1999 with the funeral of a once convicted murderer but also flashes back to the past in 1969 when the murders had occurred that Larry Grassbrook had spent the la...

    The Craftsman marks the first in a trilogy that acclaimed author Sharon Bolton readily concedes that she has always wanted to write and pays testament to her Lancastrian heritage and a north of England tainted by a legacy of savagery that witnessed the Pendle Witch Trials, the Moors Mu...

  • Emma
    Feb 14, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

  • Meredith
    Aug 28, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

  • Lisa
    Aug 01, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

  • Mandy White
    Apr 22, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

  • Miriam Smith
    Apr 14, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

  • Carrie
    Oct 16, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

    This was a creepy thriller involving children buried alive in a small town in Lancashire. This place is known as Pendle Hill and is the site of some of the most famous witch trials in England during the 1600s. It was really fast-paced and hard to put down. The writing was well-done and...

    WOW...Sharon Bolton that was one amazing book!! I just loved this dark and creepy book so much that I did not want it to end. I have been a fan of Sharon Bolton's for a while now - I big fan of the Lacey Flint series. I read the short story "Alive" which definitely got me excited fo...

    Well, if Daisy in Chains serves as any indication, I?m pretty positive this will also be a great read! ?? *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    4.5 Stars. THE CRAFTSMAN is a story about women and witches, coffins and caskets and a few very unlucky living who are taken during the dark phase of the moon. WPC Florence Lovelady is young, but educated, a hard worker and clever....and the only woman on the force in 1969. She works i...

    The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton is a thriller that is told in two different timelines during the book. The story begins in 1999 with the funeral of a once convicted murderer but also flashes back to the past in 1969 when the murders had occurred that Larry Grassbrook had spent the la...

  • Paromjit
    Mar 08, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Oct 15, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

    This may be the best book Ms Bolton has written to date. It is CERTAINLY the creepiest keep you up all night subtly scary novel I have read in a long time. Set in the 70?s and later on the cusp of the new millennium, the story follows Florence, a policewoman in a small northern to...

    Beware the witch. In Pendle, myth has it that women are baptised twice: once in the traditional fashion, then again in the local waters of the tarn to a much darker master... but is it witchcraft behind the live burials of three teenagers? This is the question WPC Florence Lovel...

    If you thought Sharon Bolton was a brilliant author well let me tell you she has out done herself with The Craftsmen firstly let me say the cover when I picked it up was so creepy but beautiful Gold embossed with a coffin in the background doesn't that creep you out? Let me say it wa...

    Sharon Bolton starts this book with a note to readers explaining the basis for the book. It?s clearly personal for her. The setting is in Lancashire, where Bolton was born and raised with the legend of the Pendle Witch Trials. As I was reading, it became apparent to me that I was goi...

    It is proof of Sharon Bolton?s artistic genius that I can enjoy stories featuring my greatest fears, snakes in Awakening and burial alive here in Bolton?s newest detective novel, The Craftsman. In 1969 Florence Lovelady, a 22 year-old Woman Police Constable (as they were then calle...

    Whoa! That was one awesome read.....and because I can?t help myself! Holy Shooty Balls that was some book!! Chilling, gripping & unputdownable! I absolutely loved this book and it was definitely my kind of story! I love creepy suspenseful books with supernatural aspects to ...

  • Kendall
    Sep 03, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

  • Michelle
    Oct 10, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

  • Maureen Carden
    Jun 02, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

    With The Craftsman I think Sharon Bolton has jumped into Stephen King territory of horror and left him behind. Shocking and heartbreaking, this is a compelling story of a place, a people and a great many tragedies. It is also the story of a love that will last for eternity. The Crafts...

  • Pauline
    Jul 08, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

    4.5 stars, rounded up Bolton gets it all right here. The story, the characters, the atmosphere. The area was known for witch trials in the 17 century and a belief in witches still permeates the current century. In 1969, young teenagers are going missing and are found to have been ...

    4.5 stars When I?m asked to recommend great crime/mystery books, this author is always on the list. If she wrote a book on installing linoleum, I?d read it. In this outing she branches off in a new direction, adding magic & supernatural elements to the usual mix of crime, my...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. The ins and outs of coffins and caskets, clay effigies, abandoned bee hives, and the wonder of small things.  Patterns, phases of the moon, and a librarian with big yellow teeth and frightening eyebrows.  Thirty years have pa...

    I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it because we were told who the murder was from the start. The story started slowly telling the tale from thirty years ago but then things got interesting especially when the story jumped to 1999. I'm glad I didn't give up, it was we...

  • Dennis
    Aug 22, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...

    Honestly, my own mind scares the crackers out of me sometimes. And the extremely talented Sharon Bolton just handed off her latest offering served with a double heaping scoop of CREEP on steroids. She's outdone herself in this one, folks. Welcome to the crackling side of things that...

    My first piping hot book of Sharon J. Bolton. I was mesmerized by the sophistication of the story and I was galled by the author's will to push the envelope on the ancient horrors that the depraved parts of mankind can wield. Florence Lovelady is a very much recognizable character. ...

    Sharon Bolton has a little gem on her hands with The Craftsman! When I first heard she was switching publishers in order to write a very different book near and dear to her heart, I was worried. Especially when I heard it involved witchcraft. Not my thing. I found out it IS my thing th...

    Sharon Bolton has climbed her way up my favorite list of authors! Sharon does it again with this one my friends! What a RIDE!! As always, what a unique and extremely well written web of suspense that Bolton has crafted here with elements of supernatural and witchcraft! I LOVED the ...

    Wow!!! What an absolutely perfect book to read during the Halloween season! The atmosphere and darkness seem to seep out of the pages. I'll be honest and say that it took me a beat before I became completely gripped. I was a bit confused in the beginning but once I got my bearings ...

    ALL THE STARS! Sharon Bolton's latest release, The Craftsman is her best yet. I am so ready for you all to get hooked by her newest tale?witchcraft, serial killers, children being buried alive?WHAT?! The story starts off in 1999, where serial killer Larry Glassbrook is being l...

  • Lucy Langford
    Sep 17, 2018

    4.5 stars CHILLING! Superbly crafted psychological thriller about children being buried alive in a small town rumored to have ties to witchcraft. This is an atmospheric, suspenseful, twisty read filled with elements of the supernatural. Witchcraft and gender norms play subtle...

    Sharon Bolton takes us into her northern home territory, Lancashire, inhospitable, unpredictable, often savage, horrifying, but heartbreakingly and wonderfully beautiful. She draws on the areas history of witches with the Pendle witch trials, folklore, legend, and its fear and macabre ...

    "The Craftsman is the story of women, and witches. Of the children we love and must protect. And of the men who fear us." -Sharon Bolton Holy Crap! This is the rare book which had my mouth hanging open at the end! SHOCKING! The Craftsman is a perfectly crafted tale in which Bolto...

    Wow! Oh how I enjoyed "The Craftsman" by popular and well respected author Sharon Bolton. Excellently written, well plotted and superbly crafted, this is an 'unputdownable' book that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I was particularly interested in the open letter at the st...

    4.5***** ?I wonder what words his headstone might carry: Loving husband, devoted father, merciless killer? It's August 1999 and Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of Larry Glassbrook, a convicted killer she arrested 30 years prior for the murders of three teenagers. These ...