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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

  • Susanne Strong
    Oct 27, 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars. A suspenseful, chilling and ?witchy? story! This novel follows Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady who, as a new police officer in 1969, helped put convicted murderer Larry Glassbrook in prison. Larry, the local funeral director, was found guilty of murdering...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Oct 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    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...

    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...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Oct 27, 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Oct 25, 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars. A suspenseful, chilling and ?witchy? story! This novel follows Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady who, as a new police officer in 1969, helped put convicted murderer Larry Glassbrook in prison. Larry, the local funeral director, was found guilty of murdering...

    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...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Oct 27, 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, Bolto...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Nov 21, 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars. A suspenseful, chilling and ?witchy? story! This novel follows Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady who, as a new police officer in 1969, helped put convicted murderer Larry Glassbrook in prison. Larry, the local funeral director, was found guilty of murdering...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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 ...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Oct 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars. A suspenseful, chilling and ?witchy? story! This novel follows Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady who, as a new police officer in 1969, helped put convicted murderer Larry Glassbrook in prison. Larry, the local funeral director, was found guilty of murdering...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    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...

  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Oct 21, 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

  • 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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    Sharon Bolton is a favorite author for me and I was really excited to add The Craftsman to the Traveling Sisters group reads. Seven Traveling Sisters joined in on this sister read and a couple sisters have now added Sharon Bolton to there list of favorite authors. The Craftsman has ...

    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...

    RTC... *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    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...

    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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    3.5 Pendle Hill in Lancashire, the site of witches, and one of the most famous witch trials in 1612. Bolton gives us a creepy read, just in time for Halloween. Witches, ghosties, voices from a grave, and things that go bump in the night. Opens with a personal letter from Bolton, explai...

    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 ...

    A new detective and the first female on the force, a town haunted by a merciless killer, children going missing only to be found in the most horrifying manner, and a mysterious darkness around the town that can only be described as not of this world? The Craftsman had me convinced...

    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...

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down) Chilling, Disturbing & Absolutely Unputdownable! A Perfect Atmospheric Read for this Time of Year! In Pendle Hill, Lancashire, children go missing, one by one, never to be seen again - that is, until WPC Lovelady discovers their bodies. This is a t...

    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...

    4.5* Do you believe in magic? Dark Magic? If you?ve ever had the good fortune to read anything from Sharon Bolton, then you know how innovative her writing can be. How descriptive her prose is. A simple thriller blossoms into a literary gem. This one is among her best! Assis...

    FIVE SHINY STARS Deserves a lot more stars!! The book is set right at the year of August 1999 and earlier in June of 1969. The book is set in Northern New England where witchcraft is practiced. In August of the year of 1999, Florence Lovelady goes to the funeral of Larry Glass...

    4.5, a casket and a coffin are DEFINITELY NOT the same thing stars!!! Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! Creepy. Sinister. Haunting. These are the words that come to mind when I think about reading The Crafstman by Sharon Bolton. A true master of her craft, 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...

    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 ...

    The Craftsman is a chilling, atmospheric read involving magic, witches, power, evil & missing children. Did that grab your attention? It absolutely grabbed mine too! 1969 - Florence Lovelady is a young police officer struggling to be accepted by her fellow officers in Lancashir...

    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 ...