A page-turning historical mystery full of twists and turns from the author of The Wicked Cometh.
From the author of The Wicked Cometh comes a dark, page-turning tale of passion and romance in the darkest of places. . .
'Carlin can tell a good story' Observer
After the death of his mother, young Alwin of Whittaker leaves the only home he has ever known to seek answers about his unknown father through a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
On the journey, Alwin falls in with a band of violent and marauding soldiers and is witness to their terrible crimes. When Alwin later joins up with a group of pilgrims, he must hide his identity . . . but he is not the only one with secrets to keep. Rosamund, a young woman travelling the same path, has much to conceal too.
The journey to discovering who he really is will lead Alwin into great danger and great passion. These are dark times, and through them, Alwin must shine a light.
Will the revelations to come destroy everything that came before?
Praise for Laura Carlin and The Wicked Cometh:
'Contains lovely, lyrical writing . . . and a heady romance at its heart' Sunday Express
'A deliciously dark confection of a novel' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
'[Carlin's] female characters are both of their time, while also being witty and modern' Stylist
'Carlin [is] one to watch' Culture Fly
Carlin can tell a good story - Observer
[Carlin's] female characters are both of their time, while also being witty and modern - Stylist
Carlin [is] one to watch - Culture Fly
Laura Carlin left school at 16 to work in retail banking and it was only after leaving her job to write full-time that she discovered her passion for storytelling and exploring pockets of history through fiction. She lives in a book-filled house in beautiful rural Derbyshire with her family (and a very naughty cat). When she's not writing she enjoys walking in the surrounding Peak District. Her debut novel, The Wicked Cometh, was published in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Award and longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the 2018 HWA Debut Crown. Requiem for a Knave is her second novel.