The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne is a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London.
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.
Pamela Hartshorne is a historian as well as an award-winning romance writer. She lives in York, and continues to draw inspiration from her PhD research to write about the 16th century, in fact and in fiction. Time's Echo, her first novel written under her real name, was shortlisted for awards on both sides of the Atlantic.