Released on 22 February 2018.

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The Cursed Wife

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Curses cannot be silenced . . .

Mary lives a contented life as wife to a wealthy merchant in Elizabethan London. But there's a part of her past she can’t forget . . . As a small girl she was cursed for causing the death of a vagrant child, a curse that predicts that she will hang.

Sometimes the happiest households are not what they seem, and Mary's carefully curated world begins to falter. Mary’s whole life is based on a lie. Is she the woman her husband believes her to be?

One rainy day she ventures to London's Cheapside, where her past catches up with her . . . Suddenly the lies and deception she has so fought to hide begin to claw to the surface.

The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne is a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London.

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It is set in Tudor York, which is a glorious evocative setting. And if you love history, romance and ghosts, you'll love this [Time's Echo]
Deborah Swift
[A novel] with real energy, as the story strides the centuries [The Memory of Midnight]
The Press
York author Hartshorne weaves her own bit of magic with this bewitching tale [Time's Echo]
Northern Echo