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'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl. Gripping and full of surprises'BBC History'Books of the Year'

A marriage. A murder. One of them will hang for it.

Autumn, 1615.

Frances Carr is imprisoned in a cold, lightless room.

She is accused of murder.

In a cell nearby is her co-accused - her husband Robert.

Kept apart and alone, Frances can only tell her side of the story.

How did she come to be here?

Can she somehow prove her innocence?

And what lengths will she go to to save herself?

'A gripping psychological thriller. Readers will be awake deep into the night, trying to untangle the truth' The Times 'Books of the Year'

'Engaging, vivid and revelling in historical detail' Sarah Perry, bestselling author of The Essex Serpent

'A tale of intrigue and ambition, this is a rich and fascinating book'Guardian

'Immaculately detailed, dark, clever and compulsive'Daily Mail

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A Jacobean GONE GIRL. Dark and deeply satisfying, a tale of monstrous intrigue and murder." - M J Carter

"Exquisite. The reveal is terrifying." - Toby Clements

"A riveting tale that kept me reading into the night. Beautifully written and realised." - Kate Hamer

"A twisting tale of power, poison and intrigue. Historical fiction with the pull of a psychological thriller." - Anna Mazzola

"A toxic blend of glamour, intrigue and ambition." - Andrew Taylor

"A thoroughly compelling tale of sexually-charged intrigue and murder. Once started, impossible to put down." - Minette Walters

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