The Sculptress Author:Minette Walters In prison, they call her the Sculptress for the strange figurines she carves-- symbols of the day she hacked her mother and sister to pieces and reassembled them in a blood-drenched jigsaw. Sullen, menacing, grotesquely fat, Olive Martin is burned-out journalist Rosalind Leigh's only hope of getting a new book published. — But as she interviews O... more »live in her cell, Roz finds flaws in the Sculptress's confession. Is she really guilty as she insists? Drawn into Olive's world of obsessive lies and love, nothing can stop Roz's pursuit of the chilling, convoluted truth. Not the tidy suburbanites who would rather forget the murders, not an attack on her life-- not even the thought of what might happen if the Sculptress went free...« less
Very good investigation by a reporter into deaths that were brutal. Keep the reader's interest throughout, the ending was very hard to guess-in fact, I had not called it. I will read more by this author.
"Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense." Great writing drew me into this story, and the intricate maze of guilt and innocence kept my attention all the way through. If you love a good mystery in the Ruth Rendall tradition (not a cozy tale), you might like it too. Great that those on the trail are not connected to law inforcement.