'A strong and moving debut.' -- Image Magazine
'A very fine novel... this is a remarkably accomplished telling of a truly shocking tale.'
-- The Daily Express
'Kent has created a vividly realised historical portrait... Absolutely compelling.' -- The Daily Mail
'The reader carries away from the book a sense of recaptured lives echoing down the centuries.'
-- Historical Novels Review
'The richness of the text...the intimate characterisation lends itself to a perfect "curl up by the fire " read'
-- Newbooks magazine
'[Martha is] a woman of courage, integrity and individuality who maintains her innocence even though it costs her her life.' -- The Daily Express
`Absorbing, and satisfyingly rich in historical details'
-- The Bookseller