The heartbreaking saga from the fastest-selling historical fiction writer in the UK.
A feature on Old Wives' Tales is not exactly the assignment to make Kate Mallory's pulse race. She fancies herself an investigative journalist and crime reporter and has the stories under her belt to prove it. But her research throws up a vital clue to the series of arson attacks and gruesome murders that is baffling the Darlaston police force.
Teaming up once more with Richard Torrey, the enigmatic man whose tough exterior conceals his intuitive psychic powers, Kate gets on the trail of a story too good to miss. But it will lead her into a deadly encounter with a ruthless woman, a coven of Satanists - and Evil incarnate.
Meg Hutchinson's tales enthral - Bolton Evening News on The Judas Touch
Hutchinson knows how to spin a good yarn - Birmingham Evening Mail on The Deverell Woman
The mistress of simmering sagas - Peterborough Evening Telegraph on Peppercorn Woman
Meg Hutchinson's storytelling skills are attracting a bigger and bigger audience - Newcastle Evening Chronicle on No Place For a Woman
Meg Hutchinson lived for sixty years in Wednesbury, where her parents and grandparents spent all their lives. Her passion for storytelling reaped dividends, with her novels regularly appearing in bestseller lists. She was the undisputed queen of the clogs and shawls saga. Passionate about history, her meticulous research provided an authentic context to the action-packed narratives set in the Black Country. She died in February 2010.