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Monday, 1 August 2016

August Book Post



Set in London in 1837, Anna Mazzola's THE UNSEEING is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Perfect for any reader of Sarah Waters or Antonia Hodgson.

'With this intricately woven tale of trust, self-trust and deceit, Anna Mazzola brings a gritty realism to Victorian London. Beautifully written and cleverly plotted, this is a stunning debut, ranked amongst the best' MANDA SCOTT 

After Sarah petitions for mercy, Edmund Fleetwood is appointed to investigate and consider whether justice has been done. Idealistic, but struggling with his own demons, Edmund is determined to seek out the truth. Yet Sarah refuses to help him, neither lying nor adding anything to the evidence gathered in court. Edmund knows she's hiding something, but needs to discover just why she's maintaining her silence. For how can it be that someone would willingly go to their own death

Nice surprise in the post this morning as this beauty arrived.  I had forgotten I'd requested it from BookBridgr, so it was nice to see it landing through the letterbox this morning!  It's definitely another book where I was seduced by the cover, and anything with a needle on, as I'm such a big fan of cross stitch, then that immediately captures my attention!

I've heard lots of good things about this story so am eager to start reading this as soon as I can!  Have you read it?!  Would love to hear what others think about it!  I'm finding myself drawn to more unusual plots/books recently as I just think it adds so much more to the reading experience! Or maybe I'm just becoming more twisted and darker as I get older!!!! ;)

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