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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Minette Walters Narrator: Sharon Williams Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mathilda Gillespie's body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a utility knife. But what shocked Dr. Sarah Blakeney the most was the rusted metal cage obscuring the dead woman's face - a medieval instrument of torture called a scold's bridle grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelmas daises. What happened at Cedar House in the tortured hours before Mathilda's death?

Detective Sergeant Cooper, an elderly policeman nearing retirement, is under pressure from his superiors to bring in a verdict of suicide. And even Mathilda's daughter and granddaughter insist that illness drove her to commit the desperate, final act. Only Sarah and her husband, Jack, refuse to believe that the Mathilda they knew would have taken her own life. Then comes the reading of Mathilda's Last Will and Testament, which shocks her family into a stunned and bitter silence. For Dr. Sarah Blakeney has inherited everything. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Martina | 2/5/2014

    " Walters can be very strange, but creepy good at the same time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brooke | 2/2/2014

    " I picked this book up at a thrift store for 10 cents, its definitely worth the read, or the 10 cents anyways. It is written by a Brittish author, which makes it interesting as far as terminology used and the dialog. The story leaves you guessing "who done it" with a few twist and turns. The use of the Scolds Bridle in a crime with a dark history was neat in a crime mystery novel. This novel did make me a little interested in checking out something else by Minette Walters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 2/1/2014

    " I read this on a study abroad in Austria...it was one of the only books in the library where I was at (in english) and I found it to be a great mystery...loooking back on it, it might not have been that great, but at the time it served its purpose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack Goodstein | 1/25/2014

    " Solution to the murder is a bit difficult to believe, but the story is engrossing. "

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About the Author
Author Minette Walters

Minette Walters is a British mystery writer. After studying at Trevelyan College, University of Durham, she began writing in 1987 with The Ice House, and followed this with The Sculptress, which received the 1994 Edgar Award for Best Novel. She has been published in 35 countries and won many awards. The Sculptress has been adapted for television in a BBC series starring Pauline Quirke. Her novels The Ice House, The Echo, The Dark Room, and The Scold’s Bridle have also been adapted by the BBC.