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Three sisters. Three secrets. Three ways to fall. 

Forcibly seduced by George Villiers, duke of Buckingham and the king's favourite, doctor's daughter Hester was cast aside to raise her illegitimate son, Rafe, alone and in secret. She hopes never to see his father again.  

Melis' visions cause disquiet and talk. She sees what others can't - and what has yet to be. She'd be denounced as a witch if Hester wasn't so carefully protective.  

Young Hope's beauty marks her out, drawing unwelcome attention to the family. Yet she cannot always resist others' advances. And her sisters cannot always be on their guard.  

So when the powerful duke decides to claim his son against Hester's wishes, the sisters find themselves almost friendless and at his mercy. But are their secrets their undoing or their salvation? Because in the right hands, a secret is the deadliest weapon of all....

©2020 E C Fremantle (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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brilliant and enthralling

I loved this book. A real page turner. Would highly recommend. I could not wait to find out what happens next and loved the characters

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An absorbing listen!

I thoroughly enjoyed this! Haunting and rich in historical detail, I wanted it to be true!!

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A proper story 🙂

A wonderful story with good well developed characters all pulled together beautifully by excellent narration from Melody Grove.
An Unmissable listen.

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Excellent!

I greatly enjoyed this book, both the writing and the performance were assured and confident!

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Highly recommend.

This really drew me in and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent, clear narration, well drawn characters and a believable plot. The phrase 'Girl Power springs to mind .

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Beautifully told, relevant and unpredictable

The narration is clear and calm, I liked the voices she chose for the individual characters and the story is written with incredible attention to detail. A very interesting historical fiction novel. Definitely recommend.

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Good Story line

It was good but I did struggle with what the implication was towards her son at the very end.
It was a bit predictable but still an easy listen with a good use of the English language. The Narration was brilliant.

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Not a great story. Nothing much happens.

Not for me. Well enough written but I kept waiting for someting to happen. Nothing really did. The characters were cliches.