'Are you frightened of dying, Issy?'
Issy doesn't know where she came from or who she is. Night after night, she has the same nightmare: she burns in a fire and at the heart of the flames is a face she dare not look at. Fear and superstition are everywhere. She must run - from the Witch-finder, from the evil hag who wants her, from those she loves and maybe even from her own true nature...
"A writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight"
"Brutally honest...this remarkable historical novel erupts into life from the very first page"
"Haunting, absorbing, sometimes shocking, and beautifully told...Burgess seamlessly blends history with his invented elements."
"Carnegie-prize winning Melvin Burgess brings the past to life in this atmospheric story of witchcraft in seventeenth-century England."
"A real page-turner . . . written with a tough, compelling clarity"