This book is definitely making quite a stir in the historical fiction community, and after reading it, I can see why. First, it is a gripping tale about a mute named Mear whose son was one of five young boys/men burned in a house fire that was deliberately set. Second, Mear is actually a woman, hiding from her secret past. And third, this is a marvellous whodunnit filled with twists and turns and plenty of medieval brutality.
Beautifully written, the author has weaved a brilliant tale that leaves the reader guessing to the very end chapters. Lovely first person narrative, rich descriptions, and a cast of colorful, unforgettable characters enthralled me from start to finish.
If you like a good mystery set in a fascinating historical era with plenty of heart-wrenching, emotional, and mysterious scenes, then this is one book not to miss. Definitely worth reading. I highly reommend it to everyone! Pick it up and give it a try – you’ll see why everyone is raving about it.