The Witchfinder's Sister

Kobo ebook | March 2, 2017

byBeth Underdown

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'VIVID AND TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
'At once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller' Patrick Gale
'A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water

'The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six...'

1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives.

But home is no longer a place of safety. Matthew has changed, and there are rumours spreading through the town: whispers of witchcraft, and of a great book, in which he is gathering women's names.

To what lengths will Matthew's obsession drive him?
And what choice will Alice make, when she finds herself at the very heart of his plan?

Based on the true story of the man known as the Witchfinder General, this exquisitely rendered novel transports you to a time and place almost unimaginable, where survival might mean betraying those closest to you, and danger lurks outside every door.

'A richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat

'Anyone who liked Cecilia Ekback's Wolf Winter is going to love this' Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

'Beth Underdown grips us from the outset and won't let go...at once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller' Patrick Gale, author of Notes from an Exhibition

'A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water

'Beth Underdown cleverly creates a compelling atmosphere of dread and claustrophobia... Even from the distance of nearly four hundred years, her Matthew Hopkins is a genuinely frightening monster' Kate Riordan

'Superb: dark, terrifying and utterly compelling' Tracy Borman

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'VIVID AND TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train'At once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller' Patrick Gale'A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water'The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 2, 2017Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241978068

ISBN - 13:9780241978061

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