Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian audiobook

Hour of the Witch: A Novel

By Chris Bohjalian
Read by Grace Experience  and  various narrators

Random House Audio 9780385542432
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most page-turning of thrillers.” —Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Eternal   One of the Washington Post’s 20 Books to Read This Summer • A Real Simple Best New Book A young Puritan woman—faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul--plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant. Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A Real Simple Pick of Best New Books

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

An AARP Magazine Editors’ Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most page-turning of thrillers.” —Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Eternal   One of the Washington Post’s 20 Books to Read This Summer • A Real Simple Best New Book A young Puritan woman—faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul--plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant. Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hour of the Witch is a woman’s story, a romance, a history lesson, and a legal thriller, all of a piece.” Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
“Historical fiction at its best.” Washington Post
“A grab-you-by-the-throat suspense read that both historical fiction fans and thriller lovers will devour.” Real Simple
“An unputdownable revenge thriller.” BookReporter
“Classic Chris Bohjalian—moments of deep dread, extraordinary plot twists, and characters you love to root for paired with characters you love to hate.” Writer’s Digest

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Author

Author Bio: Chris Bohjalian

Author Bio: Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of more than twenty books, including several that made the New York Times bestselling list. His novel Midwives was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three of his novels have been made into movies.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English