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The Scold's Bridle - Reviews

'This third mystery should solidify her position as one of the most impressive new talents in the field. It's an English village mystery with a difference, about an old woman found dead in her bath with a scold's bridle - a medieval muzzle used to silence nagging women -- over her head. Walters, who is often compared with Ruth Rendell and PD James, is perhaps even more compulsively readable.'
Denver Post

'What her books have in common is an atmosphere of tantalising, uncertain but overpowering menace... Like her first novel, THE ICE HOUSE, her latest takes place in an English village, complete with the usual trimmings. But it is far from cosy. The trappings may be the big house, sleepy coppers, teeming family secrets and lots of gossiping; but the execution is edgy and very disturbing...(Minette Walters) is a rare talent possessed of unnerving imagination.'
The Times

'powerful and absorbing, with a neatly dovetailed plot and characters who stick in the mind.'
Daily Mail

A novel that marries intelligent romance with acute suspense.'
The Express

It is, of course, superbly written'
The Sunday Telegraph

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