First glimpse of the cover for my new novel, The Cursed Wife, which will be published by Pan Macmillan on 8 March 2018 …
Curses cannot be silenced
Mary lives a contented life as wife to a wealthy merchant in Elizabethan London. But there’s a part of her past she can’t forget . . . As a small girl she was cursed for causing the death of a vagrant child, a curse that predicts that she will hang.
Sometimes the happiest households are not what they seem, and Mary’s carefully curated world begins to falter. Mary’s whole life is based on a lie. Is she the woman her husband believes her to be?
One rainy day she ventures to London’s Cheapside, where her past catches up with her . . . Suddenly the lies and deception she has so fought to hide begin to claw to the surface.
The Cursed Wife is a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London, from Pamela Hartshorne, author of The Edge of Dark.