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The Sculptress by Minette Walters
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bookshelves: mystery, audio-book

I really enjoyed this, although a mystery that involves a violent murder is a little strange to listen to as an audio book. Minette Walters is an excellent writer of (usually violent) mysteries, and I think this one of her best books.

Author Rosalind Leigh is about to be dumped by her publisher unless she takes on a sensationalistic assignment - to write about the convicted murderer Olive Martin, who butchered her mother and sister with an axe. While Roz is initially repulsed by the assignment, she rapidly becomes intrigued by Olive, and the strange circumstances surrounding the murders. Add one mysterious retired policeman, Roz's own tragic past, and you've got a very engaging whodunnit-all-those-years-ago.

I've made it sound very cliched and paint-by-numbers, which it's not - the characterisations are wonderful, and Roz's pursuit of the truth is genuinely quite thrilling. I'm going to read some more of Walters' earlier books.
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Reading Progress

November 20, 2007 – Shelved
January 30, 2008 – Shelved as: mystery
January 30, 2008 – Shelved as: audio-book
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February 1, 2008 – Finished Reading

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