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The new Victorian chiller from the author of Radio 2 Book Club pick The Silent Companions sees a teenage seamstress convinced she can control people’s fates through the clothes she makes for them.

Dorothea and Ruth. Ruth and Dorothea. 

Prison visitor and prisoner. Powerful and powerless. 

Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea is asked to visit Ruth as part of her charitable works, she could not be more delighted. Her first encounter with a murderer will provide the perfect opportunity to explore Dorothea’s fascination with phrenology and test her theories that the shape of a person’s skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. 

But the story Ruth has to tell - of bitterness and betrayal, of death and destruction - will shake Dorothea’s belief in rationality and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad or a murderer?

©2018 Laura Purcell (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • J. Grear
  • 13-10-2018

Disappointing

The performance was, on the whole, good but there's an issue with the recording in that it picks up the narrator's breaths and swallows. it makes for an uncomfortable listen at many points... a little squeltchy. The book itself is enjoyable enough although not as good as The Silent Companions. The twist is heavily telegraphed well in advance so that by the time the characters work out what's going on you're intensely frustrated that it's taken them so long.

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  • sj irving
  • 17-03-2019

ok but not exceptional or one I'd recommend

entertaining but not one I'll be reading again or recommending. narrator struggled with male characters

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  • Kerry Boughton
  • 11-12-2018

brilliant

I will admit to selecting this book for its cover, but having been terrible at reading recently I have found this to have renewed my vigour. An excellent story with good twists and turns, nice to see a genuinely good historical novel with strong female protagonists that isn't a dreary love story!

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  • Ms. Vanessa W
  • 04-11-2020

Really enjoyed this one!

A slowly evolving story which is quite different. Well written and well narrated, worth a listen.

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  • Squirrel Nutkins
  • 28-01-2020

Fantastic

I loved this, was gripped all the way through. Original story, will look for more by this author.

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  • Kayleigh Bradley
  • 16-10-2018

fascinating chilling story

read beautiful in a voice you good listen to for days. which I have! did not want to stop this recording of this thrilling story and it's vivid characters

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  • carol strong uk Wales
  • 05-03-2019

Fantastic listen

I absolutely enjoyed this book.It was well read and the story in my opinion was thought provoking I have never listened to Laura Percell before but I will now keep a lookout for other novels by her .I would recommend this book 100%

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  • Mrs Charlotte Gaeta
  • 15-10-2020

Great book

Great book and excellently read, I will read more from this author and look for more titles read by this actress.

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  • Docretro
  • 29-09-2020

Haunting!

I couldn’t stop listening to this book. Brilliant up until the last. Will definitely be looking for more by this author.

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  • Patrick Dowman
  • 06-09-2020

Compulsive

I found it compulsive. Beautififully, written and read with a wonderfully original story line. I quarrel only with the last few sentences which seem to contradict the message of the final chapter.

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