A haunting novel of betrayal
A sleepy Wiltshire village is rudely awakened when a man is found murdered. His widow and a local teenage girl join forces to root out the killer in this engrossing story of betrayal, secrets and lies.
Plucky heroines and tangled secrets kept hidden for generations make for an involving tale of passion and deceit.
An enormously talented writer
I've loved all of Katherine Webb's books
Webb has a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love
Brilliant and absorbing drama
Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful
A truly gifted writer of historical fiction
Katherine Webb is such a reliably good storyteller and this beguiling mystery, set so vividly in the glorious Wiltshire countryside, is no exception. It will keep you guessing right to the end.
This isn't your usual country house mystery. It's a vivid portrait of rural life at a time of great change, especially for the women. In its Wiltshire setting and depth of research, it reminded me of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, but Katherine's wonderful descriptions and characters make it sing. And I guarantee that the ending will surprise. Her legion of fans will be delighted with this immersive, beautifully written tale of secrets and betrayals that echo down the generations
Katherine's writing is rich, vivid and evocative and her characters breathtakingly real