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The Vanishing Witch

The Vanishing Witch

The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland, author of the hugely popular Company of Liars, will thrill fans of The Witchfinder’s Sister and His Bloody Project with its chilling recreation of the Peasants’ Revolt.

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?

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 14th August 2014

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781472216731

Reviews

A ripping tale ... full of colour and detail
Daily Telegraph on The Gallows Curse
Passion and peril. A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists
Dail Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice
Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre in this atmospheric tale of treachery and magic
Marie Claire on Company of Liars
Glorious ... a thrillingly horrible vision of the Dark Ages
Metro on The Owl Killers
Bawdy and brutal
Simon Mayo on The Gallows Curse
A richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler such as Henry James
Daily Express on Company of Liars
Teeming, invigorating
Guardian on The Falcons of Fire and Ice
Scarily good. Imagine The Wicker Man crossed with The Birds
Marie Claire on The Owl Killers