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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,913 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Minette Walters Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Everyone knows 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 25 years.

When Rosalind Leigh accepts a commission to write a book about Olive, she finds herself wondering what lies behind all of 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? The deeper she is drawn into the shadowy world of the Sculptress, the more firmly she is convinced that Olive is hiding something - perhaps even her innocence. But whom could Olive be protecting - and why? Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 2/19/2014

    " Intriguing!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adithyajones | 1/27/2014

    " A great mystery with depth in characterization and with enough twists and turns to keep you on edge of the seat.I loved Walter's writing and loved the ending where enough clues were left out to keep the readers guessing what really happened and the possibility of an alternate ending.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherine | 1/27/2014

    " I finished it only in two days. I actually couldn't sleep!! Such a magnificent piece. It's amazing,, kept me wondering till the very end.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/22/2014

    " A bit gruesome but difficult to put down until finished! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 1/21/2014

    " I enjoyed this book although it dragged on a bit towards the end and it got a bit confusing .. But all in all an enjoyable read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grizsdina | 1/17/2014

    " In general I don`like suspense novels that much but this almost changed my opinion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " Excellent. Second book I have read by Minette Walters. Had me thinking about the characters after I had finished. That is a sign of a good book. Will read more by MW. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed this.. Good thriller-crime story - keeps you going "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/6/2014

    " I found myself creeped out a bit along the way, but I couldn't stop reading. I had to find out what was true. This isn't a book I'd return to time and time again, but I found it well written, full of imaginative twists and definitely thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/1/2014

    " my favorite mysteries "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 11/30/2013

    " Definitely a chilling tale but jumped through so many hoops as to make it seem implausible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 11/27/2013

    " Thanks Sarah. I'll read more of this author. She kept me guessing all the way through the book. Even the ending had me wondering if Olive was guilty or not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 11/16/2013

    " I thought it was a good book but I'm still debating on the who-dunnit... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack Goodstein | 11/11/2013

    " Nicely done, although the very end revelations could have been presented more dramatically. Most of the story is a real page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/26/2013

    " Complex, psychologically dark, repelling & fascinating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Meyer | 7/24/2013

    " Another good one by Minette "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dupsie Oriyomi | 4/26/2013

    " It's alright, very confusing in the middle but i dont see myself reading this book again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah | 4/12/2013

    " What I learned from this book...British people do everything better. This isn't much more than a crime procedural, but it has so much more depth than any James Patterson novel I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy Price | 3/29/2013

    " Listened on tape while sewing, would never have spent the time to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ole | 12/29/2012

    " I read this book while i was locked out from my appartment.. Didn not have that high expectations to it - but i really liked it.. Besides being a great story, the book also holds some truth about the complexity of human behaviour and about life itself.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 7/18/2012

    " Liked the story and the end made me shiver "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodie | 2/9/2012

    " Kind of a disappointment. I like the way the clues were weaved throughout the story, but the final reveal was very clumsily done. My biggest problem was that I didn't care enough about anything or anyone in the story, so also did not care whether Olive did it or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndsay | 12/23/2011

    " One of my all time favourite authours but this one while AMAZING is one of my lesser favourites of hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annika | 9/30/2011

    " Really scary book. In a way like a train accident when you are transfixed on a spot, not able to move, but wanting to help, feeling ashamed to watch but not beeing able to look away... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie Mclaren | 8/4/2011

    " Not bad. Murder mystery with lots of twists. Some things were a bit cliche, but overall a light, easy read and entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connye | 7/27/2011

    " I liked the ambiguity sustained throughout the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda Kelly | 6/4/2011

    " I think her books are great and this one was televised as well and that was a good adaptation as well... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 5/3/2011

    " Not bad. Murder mystery with lots of twists. Some things were a bit cliche, but overall a light, easy read and entertaining "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryll | 3/16/2011

    " Fantastic! I can't wait to check out her other books because this was one of the best mystery/thrillers I've read. Its great strength is its depiction of the psychological ambiguities that reside in all of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 3/12/2011

    " Very good suspense.. well written , it was difficult to put down after the first chapters...
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annika | 3/8/2011

    " Really scary book. In a way like a train accident when you are transfixed on a spot, not able to move, but wanting to help, feeling ashamed to watch but not beeing able to look away... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 *nicole* | 1/19/2011

    " silly book club read. but it was good enough to read, so there's that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherine | 12/2/2010

    " I finished it only in two days. I actually couldn't sleep!! Such a magnificent piece. It's amazing,, kept me wondering till the very end.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriella | 10/30/2010

    " After the epilogue, I had to go back and re-read some. This book was good to the last sentence! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 10/14/2010

    " Listened on tape while sewing, would never have spent the time to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 8/26/2010

    " British mystery. Really good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liesbeth | 6/26/2010

    " Enjoyable read but not as scary as some of Walters other books. I was a tad disappointed it wasn't the page turner I expected. Still, a decent read which will keep you guessing till near the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 6/19/2010

    " I almost went with 4 stars. It was a good book that kept you reading longer in the night than you wanted to. A good general who done it with a twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/15/2010

    " Complex, psychologically dark, repelling & fascinating! "

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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 thirty-five 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.

About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.