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The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown
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Apr 25, 2017 | ISBN 9781524774004 | 637 Minutes

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“Beth Underdown brilliantly meditates on the notion of a ‘witch hunt’ in this sharp work of historical fiction. It’s a prescient dystopia that should remind readers of The Handmaid’s Tale: A witch story to match the political climate of 2017.”Entertainment Weekly

“This is a novel for our times. . . . The Witchfinder’s Sister [lays] bare the visceral horror of what a witch hunt truly is.”The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice)

“Entertaining and thought-provoking—with a valuable message for our own times.”—The Washington Post

“This satisfyingly suspenseful book should appeal strongly to readers who enjoyed other witchcraft-themed historical fiction; it will also attract those who like such novels as Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist that feature female protagonists resisting restrictive social roles to do a little sleuthing about the men in their lives. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Underdown’s well-researched, believable chronicle of persecution brings its era alive and will have readers rapt. . . . The Crucible is the obvious read-alike for this book. It also connects nicely with such dystopian classics as 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale.”Booklist

“A well-written dramatization of witch hunting in Europe during the seventeenth century . . . An entertaining yarn for readers who can’t get enough of the subject matter.”—Publishers Weekly

“Vivid and terrifying.”—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

“Beth Underdown conjures a mesmerizing tale. The Witchfinder’s Sister will draw you into the terrifying world of England’s witch hunts. Read it late into the night, but don’t expect to sleep afterward!”—Paula Brackston, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter

“Gripping . . . The Witchfinder’s Sister gives a long-forgotten historical tragedy a fresh, feminist spin. Beth Underdown, by providing us with this intelligent, sympathetic protagonist, allows us to see inside the hearts of both monster and victims while never letting us forget that throughout history women’s stories have too often been told by men.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue

“A tense, surprising, and elegantly crafted novel.”—Ian McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of The North Water

“Bone-chilling and meticulously researched, The Witchfinder’s Sister brings home the true terror of a witch hunt.”—Mary Sharratt, award-winning author of Daughters of the Witching Hill

“A richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel.”—Kate Hamer, author ofThe Girl in the Red Coat

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