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The Wicked Cometh (Paperback)
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The Wicked Cometh (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 10/01/2019
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We have no need to protect ourselves from the bad sort because WE are the bad sort...

The year is 1831. Down murky alleyways, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and London's vulnerable poor are disappearing from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape these slums by any means possible.

When a chance encounter thrusts Hester into the beguiling world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life. But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new existence, and lure her into the most sinister of investigations. As she finds herself dragged into the blackest heart of the city, little does she know that something more depraved than she could ever imagine is lurking...

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473661394
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This deliciously dark confection of a novel has as many twists and turns as the London backstreets of its setting and I devoured it in two sittings!' - Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

'Contains lovely lyrical writing... and a heady romance at its heart.' - The Sunday Express

'Carlin's great at conjuring up an image of darkest 1800s London, while her female characters are both of their time, while also being witty and modern.' - Stylist

'Satisfying.' - The Times

'Splendidly diverting... Spirited and highly readable.' - Irish Times

'The darkest corners of Georgian London are gleefully drawn in this brilliant story.' - Emerald Street

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

'Laura Carlin earns every single comparison to Sarah Waters she's going to get. It's a sterling, historical, dark, twisty novel.' - Kaite Welsh, Radio 4 Open Book

'A captivating debut that brings the squalid and sinister Georgian London to life... will appeal to fans of vintage gothic a la Wilkie Collins and Sarah Waters.' -  BookRiot

'Charming and a delight to read. An added bonus is that the cover of this book is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.' - Yorkshire Post

'Historical fiction with a lesbian slant usually begs comparison with Sarah Waters, but Carlin is more than up to the task as she carefully weaves an eerie, evocative tale where no one can be trusted and everyone - even Hester herself - has secrets.' - DIVA Magazine 

'Richly detailed with well-drawn characters and evocative language, The Wicked Cometh is an entertaining piece of Victoriana-style literature that's sure to label Carlin as one to watch.' - Culture Fly

'You can almost taste the gin and the soot... but we reckon you'll be enjoying it too much to care.' - The Metro

'Carlin can tell a good story.' - The Observer

'Contains lovely, lyrical writing... and a heady romance at its heart.' - Sunday Express

'Beguiling.' - Stylist

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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

Hardback edition
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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

Hardback edition
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“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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