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The Wicked Cometh - Laura Carlin

The Wicked Cometh - Laura Carlin

Title: The Wicked Cometh

Author:  Laura Carlin

ISBN:  9781473661370

Weight:  703g

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The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

‘We have no need to protect ourselves from the bad sort because WE are the bad sort…’

Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and the city’s vulnerable poor are disappearing from the streets.  Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible.

When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock.

But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new life and both she and Rebekah are lured into the most sinister of investigations, dragging them into the blackest heart of a city where something more depraved than either of them could ever imagine is lurking…

A compelling page-turner from a gifted new voice in historical fiction, The Wicked Cometh is the perfect read for fans of The Witchfinder’s Sister, Fingersmith and The Essex Serpent.

Peer & Press Reviews

A captivating debut that brings the squalid and sinister Georgian London to life… will appeal to fans of vintage gothic à la Wilkie Collins and Sarah Waters.


Splendidly diverting…  Spirited and highly readable.

Irish Times

This deliciously dark confection of a novel has as many twists and turns as the London backstreets of its setting and I devoured it in two sittings!

Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Wicked Cometh
Sub title A Novel of Darkest London
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2019 – longlist

BAMB Readers Awards 2018 – shortlist (breakthrough author)

Book Stats
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9781473661370
ISBN 10 1473661374
Format Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages 337
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 143 x 31mm
Image and Design Credits
Cover images Shutterstock (flowers)
Mary Evans Picture Library (Cheapside, London)

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