Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft.
For more “witch-y” fiction, of both the magical and the wrongfully accused persuasion, check these out:
The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt