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This review is from: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton (Paperback)
The Redemption of Alexander Seaton was a fantastic read. There is a great deal of historical atmosphere in the book yet it still retains the ability to work as a good thriller. There are elements of murder, witchcraft, espionage, religious persecution and a very clear depiction of a 17th Century strict religious town. In that way it did remind me a little in descriptions of Hawthorne's A Scarlet Letter, though this time with a male protagonist.
Alexander Seaton at 26 was a great deal younger a character than I expected that he would be, but the character I had hoped he would be in the novel was present in the guise of the doctor and that made for a good addition to the plot.
I do agree with the previous reviewer that recommended that a map be included with the story, for the first few chapters you do tend to grapple with the location of the position of the sea, the guarded town gates, the actual village and the more rural areas where the victims were located.