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The Craftsman

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Sharon Bolton returns with her creepiest standalone yet, following a young cop trying to trace the disappearances of a small town's teenagers.

Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago in a small village in Lancashire. Like something out of a nightmare, the victims were buried alive. Florence was able to solve the mystery and get a confession out of Larry before more children were murdered., and he spent the rest of his life in prison.

But now, decades later, he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Is someone copying the original murders? Or did she get it wrong all those years ago? When her own son goes missing under similar circumstances, the case not only gets reopened... it gets personal.

In master of suspense Sharon Bolton's latest thriller, readers will find a page-turner to confirm their deepest fears and the only protagonist who can face them.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Craftsman is one of those rare books that hooked me on page one, and didn't let go until the final sentence. Engaging, compulsive reading. Sharon Bolton at her best." - Rachel Abbott

"Just finished The Craftsman and it is Sharon Bolton at her absolute finest. Beautifully dark and disturbing, I won't sleep well tonight." - Jenny Blackhurst

"Sharon Bolton raises the bar with each new book. The Craftsman goes to some very dark places, and will have readers looking nervously over their shoulders with every page they turn." - Mick Herron

"I was obsessed with The Craftsman, reading it every snatched moment I could. Pitch perfect creepiness, air punching female empowerment and sinister mysteries kept me hooked to the very last page." - Holly Seddon


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Used availability for S J Bolton's The Craftsman

Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Craftsman: A Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-4328-6151-4 / 978-1-4328-6151-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Craftsman: A Novel
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-250-30003-7 / 978-1-250-30003-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-4091-7411-5 / 978-1-4091-7411-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Craftsman: The most chilling book you'll read this year
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-4091-7413-1 / 978-1-4091-7413-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
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1945 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-4091-7412-3 / 978-1-4091-7412-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Craftsman: A Novel
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-250-30045-2 / 978-1-250-30045-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Orion
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-4450-7470-2 / 978-1-4450-7470-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Craftsman
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
ISBN: 1-4450-7471-0 / 978-1-4450-7471-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Craftsman: A Novel
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Craftsman: The most chilling book you'll read this year
Author(s): Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU