• The Wicked Cometh

  • By: Laura Carlin
  • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-01-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 2 out of 5 stars 2.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

'We have no need to protect ourselves from the bad sort because we ARE the bad sort....'
'This newspaper has taken note that the past month has been remarkable for the prevalence of cases where men, women and children are declared missing. Scarcely a week passes without the occurrence of an incident of this type.' (The Morning Herald, Tuesday 13 September 1831)
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....
©2018 Laura Carlin (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joanna Mitchell on 02-16-18

Astonishing. This one is not to be missed.

This story had me gripped from the word go. I bought it because of the narrator, of whom I am a huge fan. Sophie Ward’s narration is unbeatable, but the book itself is well paced, the characters varied and incredibly believable, the period detail has you right there in the thick of the action.

I believed every word, and felt washed along on the tide of Hester’s discovery of life, the world, herself and what it means to truly love. Every twist and turn of this book was perfectly executed. This book had me unable to press pause. It made me cry for a day and pray for a miracle. It lives within me still. This is one I will never forget.

I read a review that said it would be liked by fans of Sarah Waters, and as a somewhat jaded “Water-girl” I can say that I am thrilled that at last this genre may have found a voice that will propel it forward with love, not lust, something rare and long needed.

I eagerly await another offering from this author. These are characters I would love to meet again, but I believe I would enjoy meeting new friends penned so beautifully by Miss Carlin.

Please Miss, We Want Some More. Read for us, I beg you, by the outstandingly talented dreamboat Sophie Ward.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carol Corbett on 02-09-18

Beautifully written - a story that completely draws the listener in from start to finish.

Sophie Wards narration brings the whole story alive taking the listener back in time. Excellent!

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