The Wicked Cometh (Hardback)
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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 01/02/2018
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 'We have no need to protect ourselves from the bad sort
because we are the bad sort . . .'

'This newspaper has taken note that the past month has been remarkable for the prevalence of cases where men, women and children are declared missing. Scarcely a week passes without the occurrence of an incident of this type' - The Morning Herald, Tuesday 13 September 1831

Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and the city's vulnerable poor are disappearing from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible.

When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock.

But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new life and both she and Rebekah are lured into the most sinister of investigations, dragging them into the blackest heart of a city where something more depraved than either of them could ever imagine is lurking. . .

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473661370
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Carlin can tell a good story . . . the murky atmosphere and likable characters keep the attention engaged throughout' - Observer

'Fans of vintage Sarah Waters will love this chilling novel' - Red Magazine

'A deliciously dark confection of a novel' - Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

'A delightful romp. I can't wait to see what Carlin writes next' - Lauren James, author of The Next Together

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“Mystery and intrigue...”

3.5* I was intrigued by the premise of this book and drawn to the beautiful cover. This Victorian tale follows Hester White who is taken on a journey out of the slums, into the world of the mysterious Rebekah Brock... More

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“Dark and wicked side of London...”

A Victorian settings, mysterious disappearances and a family with a dark secret.

This atmospheric historical debut takes us through the darkest part of London with an interesting storyline to start with. When we came... More

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Emma Smith at Bedford

“A book of two halves for me”

This was very much a book of two halves for me. I struggled to get into it and didn’t overly enjoy the first half, but the second half really grabbed me and I couldn’t put it down. This book ticked a lot of boxes for... More

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