The Darkest Shore

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The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

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The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

    The Darkest Shore is a Major Achievement for Karen Brooks: See Why Here

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    The Darkest Shore is a Major Achievement for Karen Brooks: See Why Here

      The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

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      3 March 2020

      The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

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        The Darkest Shore
        Author
        Karen Brooks
        Publisher
        Harlequin
        Released
        24 February, 2020

        Synopsis

        The independent women of Scotland stand up to a witch hunt, male fury and the power of the Church in a battle for survival in this compelling historical novel based on true events in early eighteenth century Scotland. 1703: The wild east coast of Scotland. Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who defy custom like Sorcha has are called to account.It is dangerous to be a clever woman who 'doesn't know her place' in Pittenweem - a town rife with superstition. So, when a young local falls victim to witchcraft, the Reverend Cowper and the townsfolk know who to blame. What follows for Sorcha and her friends is a terrifying battle, not only for their souls, but for their lives, as they are pitted against the villagers' fear, a malevolent man and the might of the church.Based on the shocking true story of the witch hunt of Pittenweem, this multi-layered novel is a beautifully written historical tale of the strength of women united against a common foe, by one of Australia's finest writers.
        Karen Brooks
        About the author

        Karen Brooks

        Karen Brooks is the author of eleven books, an academic of more than twenty years' experience, a newspaper columnist and social commentator, and has appeared regularly on national TV and radio. Before turning to academia, she was an army officer for five years, and prior to that dabbled in acting.She lives in Hobart, Tasmania, in a beautiful stone house with its own marvellous history. When she's not writing, she's helping her husband Stephen in his brewery, Captain Bligh's Ale and Cider, or cooking for family and friends, travelling, cuddling and walking her dogs, stroking her cats, or curled up with a great book and dreaming of more stories.

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