The Traitor’s Wife


In this 2010 prequel to The Heretic’s Daughter, author Kathleen Kent further explores the lives of her ancestor Martha (Allen) Carrier, executed for witchcraft in 1692, and her husband, Thomas Carrier. In this captivating work of historical fiction, Kent imagines the couple’s courtship in Billerica, Massachusetts, Martha’s independence, and the mysterious past of the man she married. (paperback)

The Heretic’s Daughter was widely – and justly – praised for Kent’s lyrical writing and in-depth research, and both of those strengths are on display . . . A solid piece of historical fiction, beautifully written.” – Dallas Morning News

“…her narrative moves so swiftly that its intermittent moments of genuine pity and terror catch you with your guard down.” –New York Times Book Review

“Mixing history, love story, and suspense, Kent seamlessly blends true events with fiction to bring a fraught, endlessly fascinating period of American history to life.” –People


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