Witchfinder's Sister

Ebook edition released 25/04/2017

by Beth Underdown

Witchfinder's Sister Synopsis

';This is a novel for our times. . . . The Witchfinder's Sister [lays] bare the visceral horror of what a witch hunt truly is.'The New York Times Book Review(Editors' Choice) ';Vivid and terrifying.'Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the TrainandInto the Water';Connects nicely with such dystopian classics as 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale.'Booklist Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five years she has been gone, the boy she knew has become a man of influence and wealthbut more has changed than merely his fortunes. Alice fears that even as the cruel burns of a childhood accident still mark his face, something terrible has scarred Matthew's soul. There is a new darkness in the town, toofrightened whispers are stirring in the streets, and Alice's blood runs cold with dread when she discovers that Matthew is a ruthless hunter of suspected witches. Torn between devotion to her brother and horror at what he's become, Alice is desperate to interveneand deathly afraid of the consequences. But as Matthew's reign of terror spreads, Alice must choose between her safety and her soul. Alone and surrounded by suspicious eyes, Alice seeks out the fuel firing her brother's brutal missionand is drawn into the Hopkins family's past. There she finds secrets nested within secrets: and at their heart, the poisonous truth. Only by putting her own life and liberty in peril can she defeat this darkest of evilsbefore more innocent women are forced to the gallows. Inspired by the real-life story of notorious ';Witchfinder General' Matthew Hopkins, Beth Underdown's thrilling debut novel blends spellbinding history with echoes of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Talefor a truly haunting reading experience.Praise for The Witchfinder's Sister';Entertaining and thought-provokingwith a valuable message for our own times.'The Washington Post ';Highly recommended.'Library Journal (starred review)

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ISBN: 9781524774028
Publication date: 25th April 2017
Author: Beth Underdown
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: Ebook

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