How far would you go to save yourself when the truth can’t set you free?
Besse Craw is a young mother whose husband has mysteriously vanished. And in a time when women were powerless, she is accused of witchcraft, abused by her employer, and destined to lose her daughter, her freedom and her life.
Set during the infamous North Berwick Witch Trials, that saw many persecuted, tortured and killed, Besse uncovers long-held secrets as she fights for justice and truth in a world of suspicion and lies.
"Turns back time to the turbulent and terrifying tale of a young woman caught up in the 16th century North Berwick witch trials... powerful."
~Nora McElhone, Dundee Courier
"A love-letter to independent, strong women who live life on their own terms, the novel explores the power dynamic of a patriarchal society that seeks to blame those who dare to challenge it."
~Sally McDonald, Sunday Post
"This book is a really cracking good read, an absolutely excellent description of a time and of a historic situation in North Berwick. You’ve really achieved a wonderful atmosphere… Absolutely essential reading."
~Breege Smyth, Oban FM
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