Reviews

  • 'A compelling debut from a gifted storyteller'

    author of The Essex Serpent
  • Beth Underdown grips us from the outset...at once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller

    Patrick Gale
  • A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel

    Ian McGuire
  • Chilling, gripping, terrifying and exquisitely written

    Susan Barker
  • Atmospheric and filled with foreboding, it's a novel that draws you under its spell

    Stylist
  • A haunting, brooding debut

    Psychologies
  • A chilling, creeping novel with parallels to more modern forms of witch-hunts

    Red
  • 'Anyone who liked Cecilia Ekback's Wolf Winter is going to love this. [It's] about tiny braveries and small courage... a real David and Goliath story, but far less straightforward'

    Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
  • Beth Underdown cleverly creates a compelling atmosphere of dread and claustrophobia... Even from the distance of nearly four hundred years, her Matthew Hopkins is a genuinely frightening monster

    Kate Riordan, author of The Girl in the Photograph
  • 'A clever, pacey read that blends truth and fiction'

    The Times