Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill  at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   

   This week I am waiting for: The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland
(I've never read anything by this author, but have heard so many good things and decided its time to jump on this bandwagon)

Hardcover, 480 pages

Expected publication: August 14th 2014 by Headline Review

 Take one wealthy merchant. Add one charming widow. And one dying wife.

The reign of Richard II is troubled, the poor are about to become poorer still and landowners are lining their pockets. It's a case of every man for himself, whatever his status or wealth. But in a world where nothing can be taken at face value, who can you trust?

The dour wool merchant?

His impulsive son?

The stepdaughter with the hypnotic eyes?

Or the raven-haired widow clutching her necklace of bloodstones?

And when people start dying unnatural deaths and the peasants decide it's time to fight back, it's all too easy to spy witchcraft at every turn.

What are you waiting for? 


  1. Haven't read anything by the author either, so hope you enjoy it! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  2. What an awesome pick!
    I really hope you are going to enjoy it :)


  3. Hadn't heard about this one but it sounds really good! thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my pick

  4. Ooooh, this sounds great. I like the witchcraft element thrown in - I haven't read a book involving witches in a long time! Nice pick :)
    Here's my pick!