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The Vanishing Witch

The Vanishing Witch

Step back in time with Karen Maitland, author of the hugely popular Company of Liars. This dark tale is sure to thrill fans of The Witchfinder’s Sister and C. J. Sansom with its chilling recreation of the Peasants’ Revolt.

**Includes an exclusive preview of Karen’s new medieval thriller, A Gathering of Ghosts**

A gem, crafted in the darkness … Maitland has produced another gripping tale, from a darker age, which has surprising resonances with the present’ Independent on Sunday

By the pricking of my thumbs …

Lincoln, 1380. A raven-haired widow is newly arrived in John of Gaunt’s city, with her two unnaturally beautiful children in tow.

The widow Catlin seems kind, helping wool merchant Robert of Bassingham care for his ill wife. Surely it makes sense for Catlin and her family to move into Robert’s home?

But when first Robert’s wife – and then others – start dying unnatural deaths, the whispers turn to witchcraft. The reign of Richard II brings bloody revolution, but does it also give shelter to the black arts?

And which is more deadly for the innocents of Lincoln?

What readers are saying about The Vanishing Witch:

Engrossing, enchanting and mysterious – this book kept my mind busy from start to finish’

Compulsive reading. Thoroughly researched, highly informative and just a downright good story!’

Magical and mysterious. Against this fascinating historical background, Maitland weaves a sinister tale of witchcraft, betrayal and terror
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 14th August 2014

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472215024

Reviews

Karen Maitland truly is the Doyenne of medieval fiction ... A tempting, beguiling and truly bewitching read
beadyjansbooks.blogspot.co.uk
Beautifully written with an uncanny eye for detail
jaffareadstoo.blogspot.co.uk
Maitland has created a rich and believable medieval world with extraordinary attention to detail and finely wrought prose; her huge, deftly drawn cast of characters spring vividly to life
Sunday Express
Just put it on your list to read. You won't regret it at all
thislifeofliterature.wordpress.com
[Karen Maitland's] devotion to period detail coupled with her talent for conveying emotion ... provides a sturdy skeleton on which to build a strong story with some unexpected twists and gasps
thebookbag.co.uk
A riveting, page-turning whopper of a book that had me captivated - in fact, positively bewitched - from the start. Blending history, superstition, folklore, murder, mystery and witchcraft sublimely, this ... is an absolute must-read
thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.co.uk
I relished the colour, the meticulously researched detail and strong characters
Fanny Blake, Woman & Home
Glorious stuff, intriguing and thrilling... a great story well told
Lovereading.co.uk
A gem, crafted in the darkness ... Maitland has produced another gripping tale, from a darker age, which has surprising resonances with the present
Independent on Sunday
An immensely powerful tale ... This is masterly storytelling, generous to the reader from start to finish
forwinternights.wordpress.com
A wonderfully Gothic atmosphere... Maitland has produced another gripping tale, from a darker age, which has surprising resonances with the present
Independent