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The Witch's Trinity

Erika Mailman

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

A gripping tale of betrayal and persecution set in the witch trials in sixteenth-century Germany.

Some words can kill . . . To Gude s son and grandchildren it could mean the loss of a loved one.
To Gude it could mean torture and death at the stake.
And to Gude s daughter-in-law it could mean one less mouth to feed. In a time when famine is rife and panic spreading, people resort to desperate measures in order to survive. So when Gude is accused of witchcraft by her daughter-in-law she must find the strength to clear her name and save her life . . .

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Praise for The Witch's Trinity

  • A gripping, well-told story of faith and truth. - Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner

  • Gripping debut - Elle

  • This is a stunning debut... Viscerally scary, gripping and written in beautiful, sparse prose, it's a seriously good read - Sainsbury's magazine

  • Mailman generates a real sense of dread for Gude's fate . . . One of Mailman's ancestors was accused of witchcraft in 1600s New England, which adds piquancy to the plot . . . Mailman creditably forces the pace, giving the snouty friar pride of place in an unusual denouement. - Financial Times

  • Not for the faint-hearted, Mailman ratchets up the tension and the images of torture as Gude fights to escape an horrendous fate. Gripping. - Marie Claire

  • This terrifying, gripping novel shows how desperation spawns wickedness. - The Times

  • A centuries-old tale with modern resonance - Guardian

  • Beautifully executed - Historical Novels Review

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Erika Mailman

Erika Mailman was born in Vermont to a German-American family. She is a descendent of a woman who stood trial for witchcraft in 1600s Massachusetts, three decades before the Salem witch trials. She has a Masters degree in Creative Writing, and now lives in Oakland, California.

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