From the three million copy bestselling author of Lady of Hay comes the big new novel by the bestselling author of WHISPERS IN THE SAND is a gripping tale of witchcraft and romance, past and present, as her modern-day characters are caught up in a battle that has been raging for hundreds of years.
The parish of Manningtree and Mistley has a dark history.
In 1644, Cromwell's Witchfinder General tortured scores of women there, including Liza the herbalist, whose cottage still stands.
Some say the spirits of his victims still haunt the old shop on the High Street...Emma Dickson gave up her high-flying career to live in Liza's cottage, but as Halloween approaches, visions of a terrible past are driving her to madness.
In despair, Emma turns to the local rector for help, but he, too, is in the grip of something inexplicably dangerous...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages, maps
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 19/02/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007288632