Witch Hunt, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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A chilling, haunting ghost story that delves into the dark past of the 16th century Essex witch trials.Sadie Asquith has been fascinated by the dark past of Essex's witch hunts for as long as she can remember. And for good reason: between 1560 and 1680, over 500 women were tried for witchcraft in the county of Essex.

But as she researches a book on the subject, Sadie experiences strange, ghostly visions.

She hears noises at night, a sobbing sound that follows her, and black moths appear from nowhere.

It's as if, by digging up the truth about the witch hunts, she has opened an unearthly connection to the women treated so cruelly and killed centuries before.And something else in the modern world is after her too: Sadie is sure she's being followed, her flat is burgled and she finds clues that reveal her own past isn't all that she believed.

Can she find peace for the witches of Essex's history and can she find a safe path for herself?For fans of Christopher Ransom and Susan Hill.So scary you'll sleep with the lights on...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 446 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9781847562692

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A chilling, haunting ghost story that delves into the dark past of the 16th century Essex witch trials in England.

Sadie Asquith has been fascinated by the dark past of Essex’s witch hunts for as long as she can remember. And for good reason: between 1560 and 1680, over 500 women were tried for witchcraft in the county of Essex. But as she researches a book on the subject, Sadie experiences strange, ghostly visions. She hears noises at night, a sobbing sound that follows her, and black moths appear from nowhere. It’s as if, by digging up the truth about the witch hunts, she has opened an unearthly connection to the women treated so cruelly and killed centuries before.

And something else in the modern world is after her too: Sadie is sure she’s being followed, her flat is burgled and she finds clues that reveal her own past isn’t all that she believed. Can she find peace for the witches of Essex’s history and can she find a safe path for herself?

So scary you’ll sleep with the lights on…


Pfft! What a disappointment, premise was fine but I just didn't enjoy the book.

On a totally superfical level I can't stand "whacky" heroines, or characters that are so dense even though they are tech savvy the don't know how to do a screenshot, witches using facebook and jaw droppingly awful endings...On the plus side it did make me look up psychogeography.....


If you are interested in anything to do with the Witch Trials read The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson, The Last Witchfinder: A Novel by James Morrow, The Burning Time by Carol Matas, Witch Child by Celia Rees etc

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Sadie has beeb fascinated by the Essex witch hunts, but when she delves deeper she starts to experience some very ghostly goings on.My Thoughts:I have to be honest and say I know very little about the Essex witch hunts. I do know who Matthew Hopkins was but again know very little. If I have read about any witch trials I tend to have picked books about the Pendle witches.This book seemed to be very informative and it is quite obvious that the author had done plenty research. The story was ok but turned out for a bit predictable with the outcone. There were some spooky elements but not enough for me to feel creeped out. Sadie was quite a good character and I would liked to have seen her in more books, perhaps like a Nancy Drew type character chasing the supernatural. I did think the book was a little repetitive at times and I felt that at times the story was going a little flat. However I plodded on to the predictable outcome feeling that overall it wasn't too bad.An ok read that held my interest

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