The Craftsman ★★★★★ Sharon Bolton, Orion, R275
Thirty years ago, Florence Lovelady made her name when she solved the mystery behind a series of teen coffin murders. But now their killer Larry Glassbrook is as dead as the children he buried alive. So when a teen goes missing, with the same tell-tale signs as Glassbrook’s work, Lovelady is forced to reopen the case. Is it a copycat? Or did she apprehend the wrong man 30 years ago? This chilling novel pulls readers in and does not let go as the story twists and turns. There are modern-day witches, devious cricket players and a wise grave digger, all with a fascinating role to play. Captivating.