Books By Karen

The Darkest Shore (2020)

The Darkest Shore (2020)

The Darkest Shore (published by HQ/Harper Collins Aus/NZ 2020)

The independent women of Scotland stand up to a witch hunt, male fury and the power of the Church in a battle for survival in this compelling historical novel based on true events in early eighteenth century Scotland.

 

1703: The wild east coast of Scotland.
Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who defy custom like Sorcha has are called to account.

 

It is dangerous to be a clever woman who ‘doesn’t know her place’ in Pittenweem – a town rife with superstition. So, when a young local falls victim to witchcraft, the Reverend Cowper and the townsfolk know who to blame. What follows for Sorcha and her friends is a terrifying battle, not only for their souls, but for their lives, as they are pitted against the villagers’ fear, a malevolent man and the might of the church.

 

Based on the shocking true story of the witch hunt of Pittenweem, this multi-layered novel is a beautifully written historical tale of the strength of women united against a common foe, by one of Australia’s finest writers.

 

‘Meticulously researched and historically compelling… this fast-paced novel is a dramatic spy thriller that shines a spotlight on the inner workings of Elizabethan England.’ – BOOKS+PUBLISHING on The Locksmith’s Daughter

 

Reviews:

 

Better Reads: https://www.betterreading.com.au/review/our-review/the-darkest-shore-by-karen-brooks-is-a-powerful-bewitching-read/

 

Theresa Smith Writes https://theresasmithwrites.com/2020/03/04/book-review-the-darkest-shore-by-karen-brooks/

 

Book’d Out: https://bookdout.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/review-the-darkest-shore-by-karen-brooks/

 

Mrs B Book Reviews: https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/new-release-book-review-the-darkest-shore-by-karen-brooks/

 

Tasmanian Bibliophile @Large: https://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/the-darkest-shore-by-karen-brooks/

 

Many more reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.com.au

 

Buy links:

 

Apple: https://books.apple.com/au/book/the-darkest-shore/id1478777173

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Darkest-Shore-Karen-Brooks/dp/1489277455

 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/the-darkest-shore

 

Publisher: https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781489277459/the-darkest-shore/

 

And all good bookstores:

 

Booktopia: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-darkest-shore-karen-brooks/book/9781489277459.html