The Honey and the Sting
E C Fremantle
‘A lush, thrilling page-turner humming with its own exquisite dark beauty. I loved it!’ Eve Chase, author of The Glass House
‘Fremantle builds the tension with delicious skill in this page-turning thriller’ Times
The compelling, transfixing novel about the bond between three sisters from the author of The Poison Bed
**PRE-ORDER DISOBEDIENT, THE GRIPPING NEW NOVEL FROM ELIZABETH FREMANTLE**
Three ways to fall . . .
George Villiers is rich, powerful and has the King’s ear. Doctor’s daughter Hester is a mere servant – to be cast aside when he has done with her, especially since she is pregnant.
Returning to her family, Hester vows that Villiers will never lay eyes on their son. She and her sisters Melis and Hope will protect the boy.
But Villiers is a man who will not be defied. He will claim his son – and the secret letters he believes Hester has stolen.
What can three defenceless women do against one very powerful man?
Yet secret letters are a weakness – and, in the right hands, a weapon . . .
‘Rich and fascinating’ Guardian
‘Wonderfully inventive and darkly satisfying, this story of three sisters resonates with myth and mystery’ Andrew Taylor, bestselling author of The Ashes of London
‘Gripping and page-turning. Propels a trio of vivid women towards their complex destinies . . . Hugely enjoyable’ V.B. Grey, author of the forthcoming Tell Me How It Ends
Fremantle builds the tension with delicious skill in this page-turning thriller. She is excellent on the precariousness of life for history's powerless women * Times * A powerful reimagining of the most dramatic murder of Stuart England. Wonderfully inventive and darkly satisfying, this story of three sisters resonates with myth -- Andrew Taylor * bestselling author of The Ashes of London * A lush, thrilling page-turner humming with its own exquisite dark beauty. I loved it! -- Eve Chase * author of The Glass House * Gripping and page-turning. Propels a trio of vivid women towards their complex destinies, while making their world as fresh and immediate as our own. Hugely enjoyable * author of Tell Me How It Ends * A pacey plot, tension, and occasional flirts with the supernatural make this historical fiction engaging . . . It leaves you wanting more of Melis, who has eerie and often accurate visions of the future * Sunday Post * We follow three sisters in a maze of twists and turns in 1628 England. Grabs your attention * i * Pacey, immersive, and beautifully written. Takes women at the margins of history and makes us care about their stories * bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal * One of Britain's foremost writers of historical fiction . . . a masterful Hitchcockian thriller * Aspects of History *
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