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Perfect Halloween Read!!
on 15 October 2012
Sadie Asquith is a freelance journalist who decides she is going to write a book about the Essex Witch Hunts, in which 500 women were tried and many of whom lost their lives.
Throughout the book we learn the appalling ways in which women were treated by power hungry men who lorded it over young girls, exploiting them in the most horrific ways in order to get them to confess to witchcraft, sometimes against themselves and in some cases against their loved ones. Once they had confessed to this `crime', they were either hung in front of a heckling crowd, or `swum'.
Sadie's research brings some shocking details to light and she knows that she's on to something highly explosive! Will Sadie live to tell the tale?
This book had me hooked from the very beginning, so much so I was unable to put it down and finished it in just over 2 days! I loved how the characters literally came to life throughout the book. Any horror fans out there will LOVE this book!
Love ghost stories? Then this is definitely the book for you! The PERFECT Halloween read.