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10 thoughts on “The Sculptress

  1. says:

    This hardcover edition is signed by Minette Walters.


  2. says:

    A chilling story from a master of the crime suspense genre A monstrously obese woman is in prison having confessed and pled guilty to the murder and brutal dismembering of her mother and younger sister some years previously A writer, who is dealing with emotional damages of her own, is assigned by her publisher to write a book about the affair She uncovers several discrepancies between the confession and the facts in the case which lead her to dig ever deeper until she finally reveals the truth and sets a great miscarriage of justice right Or, is that what happens With Ms Walters we are never sure This is the fourth story of hers I have recently read and I can now say she is incredibly gifted at doling out the relevant information in such a way that one is always caught by surprise by the ending Maybe not in total, but the fine details are kept close to the vest right up until the last paragraph In this particular case, we are left with the uneasy feeling that maybe the truth is still hidden, or has been twisted to suit We are not sure whether another travesty has not been set in motion Ms Walters sleuths are rarely the professionals that populate other crime novels There are usually policemen involved, but not as the prime movers She always seems to use a regular Joe or Jane with multiple layers of damage and mistrust, and rampant insecurities to ferret out the truth This tale is no different Part of the joy of reading Ms Walters is becoming acquainted with her protagonist They are always presented with their warts and blemishes in full view and we are all the ready to accept them as fellow seekers of truth because they are so 3 dimensional I have a couple of her books on my shelf I shall soon have to begin looking for Long may she write


  3. says:

    I don t care what anyone thinks, I LOVE this author s work Disturbing, yup Gory, yup Dark, dark, dark Does this mean I m mentally sick, probably, but I don t mind because this woman knows her ____ Could not put this book down Thought about it for days afterwards That my friend are the signs of a great book.


  4. says:

    This is an okay book if you can ignore it s occasional far fetchedness Convoluted, improbable plot Unlikely characters doing unlikely things in unlikely circumstances Rosalind Leigh is commissioned to write a book about Olive Martin, an obese woman known as The Sculptress, after hacking up her mother and sister with an ax and rearranging the pieces Now she carves little wax figurines in her prison cell, including one of Rosalind after their first interview Olive convinces Rosalind that she did not commit the crime, in spite of her own confession and a mountain of evidence Initially, I was quite interested in Olive and her mindset, the reasons as to why she may or may not have committed the atrocity, and the influences on her However, beyond that, the heroine Rosalind was an embarrassment and her love interest was simply ridiculous Too many conveniences thinly disguised as apparent twists and turns Towards the end, when the tension should be building, it becomes confusing and the story oddly boring I didn t find the ending as dissatisfying as others did It s a pretty clear whodunitthe question is whether they ll get away with it I realize this book won the Edgar Award, but if it s the best Minette Walters has to offer, then I think I ll pass on the rest.


  5. says:

    I picked this up having a vague memory of really enjoying the drama that was screened a fair few years ago and wanting to read something a bit dark without scaring the poo out of myself.I started off really enjoying it, it was the right side of acceptable trash and kept my attention ticking along.Then Ros met the policeman and it all got rather annoying rather quickly Olive, The Sculptress of the title almost vanished from the book as we were dragged along by rather tedius, predictable and utterly unnecessary sub plots.I would have enjoyed the book alot if it had focussed entirely on The Sculptress and Ros instead of shifting focus to a banal failing resturant storyline and an eye rollingly dull love story Rather than feeling like Ros had been submerged by the mind of a psychopath and was tackling the personal psychological trauma this would inevitably bring, it was like watching someone skip about on a Famous Five adventure, bungling burglars and all, ending up with the dream man, dream house and dream book deal at the end of it A good read, but it s just left me wanting to read Silence of The Lambs again.


  6. says:

    Crackling good mystery, one of the best I ve ever read In early 1990 s England author Roz Leigh investigates the gruesome murders of a mother and daughter six years before All the journalists W s have been answered except WHY the murders were committed So at the behest of her boss, Roz sets out to find motivation She plans to write a book on this case Why did the murderess, Olive Martin, confess so quickly Roz finds inconsistencies and niggling questions She sets out to prove the girl s innocence and that Olive has been wrongly imprisoned, with the aid of a retired policeman turned restauranteur I liked the psychological aspect, revealed gradually through Roz s interviews for her book The Sculptress is a nickname for Olive in prison because of Olive s habit of molding clay figures possibly for voodoo Highly recommended.


  7. says:

    Se va este libro para mi top 10 de este a o 2016.La verdad se encuentra en un radio muy limitado, pero los errores son inmensos Para qu leer la escultora 1 La manera en que es narrada la historia es diferente y muy cruda, a trav s de confesiones y entrevistas, la historias se vuelve escalofriante y dura.2 Las personajes protag nicas, tienen una personalidad firme y eso hacen que tengan car cter 3 La cr tica que hace a las apariencias en la sociedad y a las minor as es muy bien sustentado.4 Los elementos detectivescos y de novela negra al principio te pueden desconcertar, pero son importantes para esos giros de tramas que te dejaran helado.5 Las escenas de asesinato son fr as y monstruosas.6 Tiene un final estupendo.


  8. says:

    Chilling If this book doesn t frighten you, then you don t know that many monsters who just happens to be humans.


  9. says:

    Minette Walters second novel This author is a natural storyteller and hardly puts a single foot wrong in her complex, psychological plotting Her characterisation has tightened up considerably with this second book A riveting read I romped through it in an afternoon, unfortunately Yet another case of wishing I could learn, somehow, how to read slowly.


  10. says:

    Una novela en la que no todo es lo que parece o s Olive ha confesado un crimen horrible ha matado a su madre y a su hermana una familia mod lica, una hermana hermosa y caritativa, ella mentirosa y horrible.Y entra en escena Roz con una vida personal turbulenta y en la que para seguir trabajando se le exige escribir un libro sobre la matanza cometida por Olive.Un misterio que se adentra en la psicolog a tenebrosa de Olive y que las apariencias son solo apariencias.trepidante, un libro de 4,5 estrellas.


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The Sculptress download The Sculptress, read online The Sculptress, kindle ebook The Sculptress, The Sculptress 898a5c3835cc Everyone Knows About Olive Martin, The Huge And Menacing Woman Who Was Found Five Years Ago With The Carved Up Bodies Of Her Mother And Younger Sister Everyone Knows How She Pleaded Guilty To Murder At Her Trial And Everyone Knows Not To Anger The Sculptress Even Now That She Is Safely Locked In Prison For A Minimum Of Twenty Five Years When Journalist Rosalind Leigh Accepts A Commission To Write A Book About Olive, She Finds Herself Wondering What Lies Behind All These Facts That Everyone Knows When Roz First Visits Her In Prison, She Finds That Olive Is Not Quite What She Expected And If As Roz Is Repeatedly Warned Olive Lies About Almost Everything, Then Why Did She Confess So Readily To Two Hideous Murders Roz May Well Wonder The Deeper She Is Drawn Into The Shadowy, Disturbing World Of The Sculptress, The Firmly She Is Convinced That Olive Is Hiding Something Perhaps Even Her Innocence But Whom Could Olive Be Protecting, And Why Desperate To Forget The Tragedy In Her Own Past, Roz Hurls Herself Into The Investigation With A Determination Bordering On Obsession And When She Finds Herself Attracted To The Very Policeman Who Arrested Olive, She Begins To Wonder If Perhaps The Case Hasn T Taken Over Her Life But Nothing Can Shake Roz From Her Purpose Not A Community That Wants Olive Locked Away And Forgotten, Not An Attack On Her Own Life, And Not The Thought Of What Might Ultimately Happen If She Helps To Set The Sculptress Free