'A HIGH-FINISH PERFORMANCE' Observer (New Faces of Fiction)
'DARK WEIRD AND GLORIOUSLY FEMINIST' Elle UK (Best New Books For 2016)
'A BOLDNESS RARE IN A FIRST NOVEL' Mail on Sunday
'A STRANGE, UNSETTLING STORY' The Times
'ONE TO WATCH' Guardian
'A STORY OF DISPASSIONATE, BLOODY BRILLIANCE' Sunday Express
'ONE OF THE HOTTEST DEBUT NOVELISTS OF THE YEAR' Glamour
'A GRIPPING, GIRL-POWER STORY' Sun
'A CRACKING READ' Cathy Rentzenbrink, Prima
'A SPIRITED, DARK DEBUT' Woman & Home
'STRANGE, DARK AND UTTERLY MESMERIC' Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites
'A MASTERFUL STORYTELLER' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
'BEWITCHING' Antonia Hodgson, bestselling author of The Devil in the Marshalsea
'A TRIUMPH' Erin Kelly, author of The Poison Tree
Georgian London, in the summer of 1763.
At nineteen, Anne Jaccob, the elder daughter of well-to-do parents, meets Fub the butcher's apprentice and is awakened to the possibilities of joy and passion. Anne lives a sheltered life: her home is a miserable place and her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub.
But Anne is an unusual young woman and is determined to pursue her own happiness in her own way... even if that means getting a little blood on her hands.