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The Corset by Laura Purcell ★★★★★

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

Published : 20th September 2018

Publisher : Raven book

Format : Kindle, Audio, Hardback, Paperback, Audio cd

Genre : Victorian Horror



𝙈𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙧 𝙈𝙪𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙧 𝙑𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙢 𝙤𝙧 𝙑𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣. . .

Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she finds herself drawn to Ruth, a teenage seamstress - and self-confessed murderess - who nurses a dark and uncanny secret. A secret that is leading her straight to the gallows. As Ruth reveals her disturbing past to Dorothea, the fates of these two women entwine, and with every revelation, a new layer of doubt is cast... Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer?. . .


My Review...

If you love Victorian Thrillers then this book is just for you!! The Corset is utterly chilling and so beautifully written. I love Laura Purcell’s books, they hook you right in and leave you thinking long after. The narrative is shared by two young women in Victorian England, Dorothea, a wealthy heiress and Ruth, a seamstress, imprisoned for murdering her mistress. Dorothea, having an interest in the brain and how it works, visits women in jail and try’s to help them find god, and try to work out if evil can be cured! Ruth is an abused child, sold to a dress shop as a seamstress to pay off her mother’s debt. Ruth believes with every stitch she threads her thoughts, fears and feelings go into the fabric and affect those who wear her makes.. She believes that she is to blame for loved ones dying around her and focuses all her anger into her sewing... Dorothea is trapped within her heart, living with her father, in love with someone she is not supposed to love and fearing being married off to anyone her father can find before its to late... I loved this story and did not expect the ending at all!!!! I highly recommend you grab this book at any opportunity.


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About the author..

Laura Purcell is a former bookseller turned bestselling novelist.

Her first novel for Raven Books, The Silent Companions, won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award 2018 and featured in both the Zoe Ball and Radio 2 Book Clubs.

Laura has previously published historical fiction novels about the Hanoverian monarchs, Queen of Bedlam (2014) and Mistress of the Court (2015).

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Books by this author..

The Silent Companions

Bone China

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All books that I have added all include a purchase link when clicked on.

I hope you enjoyed reading my review.

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