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First in a new series from Graham Masterton starring the apothecary's daughter Beatrice ScarletLondon 1750 Beatrice Scarlet is the apothecary's daughter She can mix medicines and herbs to save the lives of her neighbours but try as she might she can't save the lives of her par. Well knock me over with a feather If I had not known that Graham Masterton had written this book I never would have guessed He has taken his writing expertise into a whole other direction Graham is famous for his horror novels and his graphic crime series featuring Katie Maguire set in Cork Ireland but this historical horrorthriller really is something else altogetherI was totally sold on the synopsis London 1750 Beatrice Scarlet is the apothecary s daughter She can mix medicines and herbs to save the lives of her neighbours but try as she might she can t save the lives of her parents An orphan at just sixteen Beatrice marries a preacher and emigrates to AmericaNew Hampshire 1756 In the farming community where Beatrice now lives six pigs are found viciously slaughtered slices of looking glass embedded in their mouths According to scripture this is the work of Satan but Beatrice Scarlet suspects the hands of men As she closes in on the killer she must act uickly to unmask him or become the next victim herselfWe meet Beatrice at different stages in her life with the majority of the book based around her life in New Hampshire married to the local man of the cloth the local Preacher Her love for natural medicines salves liuids and healing through apothecary is somewhat at loggerheads with her husband s strong faith that the Lord God heals all Beatrice has seen too much and learned too much from her Father to just put her knowledge and skills asideThere is a menacing undercurrent in the book as strange and evil events start to disrupt this small and strongly God fearing community Beginning with sick and dying animals and escalating to brutal human death and suffering the town is asking itself if the devil himself is walking amongst them and what does he want in return why is he focusing on themWith Beatrice s husband driving the devil out with prayer and fervour Beatrice is using her mind to try to piece together a picture of what is going on that is destroying this town and sucking the life blood out of it It s an atmospheric story with some truly wonderful and creepy characters Some scenes are a bit gruesome but not that bad and if you think you know the ending think again you are probably going to be wrong I really enjoyed this book the plot is steady and it s a beautifully written book weaving in just enough of the darkness to keep the chills in your bones as you read it At times incredibly sad and at other times a book I wanted to scream at this one won t be forgotten in a hurry 45 stars for Scarlet Widow I like where Graham Masterton took this book I received a copy of this novel thank the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest reviewThanks for reading my review If you enjoyed it please leave me a like or a comment I love to interact with other book lovers For of my book reviews plenty of awesome books to win author interviews and features come over to join me for book fun at follow me on Twitter enuire about joining my reviewers team to enuire about my book publicity services

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E work of Satan but Beatrice Scarlet suspects the hands of men As she closes in on the killer she must act uickly to unmask him or become the next victim herselfOne of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time PETER JAMESOne of the few true masters JAMES HERBE. Ugh This was almost a DNF for me but I have to admit Masterton has created an interesting enough main character an apothecaries daughter and enough tension that you can t help but skim to the end to find out who the devil is However be warned This is a horror author And it shows There is little of emotion in the book few between characters and lots of horrific murders in gory detail Perhaps most disturbing is a graphic rape scene near the end It made little sense to me Especially since the love scenes between husband and wife were mediocre at best Why make the rape scene the most graphic What does this say about the author and what he thinks women want to read So I don t recommend this Only read if you like horror and gore and can handle that kind of treatment of women Glad this was a library book

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Ents An orphan at just sixteen Beatrice marries a preacher and emigrates to America New Hampshire 1756 In the farming community where Beatrice now lives six pigs are found viciously slaughtered; slices of looking glass embedded in their mouths According to scripture this is th. 115833Description London 1750 Beatrice Scarlet is the apothecary s daughter She can mix medicines and herbs to save the lives of her neighbours but try as she might she can t save the lives of her parents An orphan at just sixteen Beatrice marries a preacher and emigrates to America New Hampshire 1756 In the farming community where Beatrice now lives six pigs are found viciously slaughtered slices of looking glass embedded in their mouths According to scripture this is the work of Satan but Beatrice Scarlet suspects the hands of men As she closes in on the killer she must act uickly to unmask him or become the next victim herself Not all characters are fully fleshed however this is an acceptable mid range Hallowe en entry


10 thoughts on “Scarlet Widow

  1. says:

    Well knock me over with a feather If I had not known that Graham Masterton had written this book I never would have guess

  2. says:

    This is a superb historical horror fiction which I loved Graham Masterton is an expert writer in incorporating suspense and laying the groundwork for an intricately plotted thriller The story takes place in the 18th century and revolves around Beatrice who practices the art of the apothecary learnt from her fatherHer father was a renowned an

  3. says:

    25 stars This would have been 35 stars but I'm docking a whole star from this book because of the rape scene which I will talk about later When I picked up Scarlet Widow I was expecting something a lot milder; something along the lines of a mild historical mystery I probably should have done research especially on the author before I read t

  4. says:

    35 stars

  5. says:

    First in a new series from Graham Masterton introducing the apothecary's daughter Beatrice ScarletGraham Master

  6. says:

    115833Description London 1750 Beatrice Scarlet is the apothecary's daughter She can mix medicines and herbs to save the lives of her neighbours but try as she might she can't save the lives of her parents An orphan at just sixteen Beatrice marries a preacher and emigrates to America New Hampshire 1756 In the farming community where Beatrice now lives six pigs are found viciously slaughtered; slices of looking g

  7. says:

    Ugh This was almost a DNF for me but I have to admit Masterton has created an interesting enough main character an apothecaries daughter and enough tension that you can't help but skim to the end to find out who the devil is However be warned This is a horror author And it shows There is little of emotion in the book few between characters and lots of horrific murders in gory detail Perhaps most disturbing is a graphic

  8. says:

    I have only recently started to listen to audio books and boy was I in for a treat with this bookAbsolutely loved the story of which their are many reviews so I won't spoil the book for others by adding information I have n

  9. says:

    35🌟This book has given me problemsI found the first 15% of this read a little bit amateurish but pushed on because I was caught up in the premise The writing was uite simplistic and I nearly dnf it but I had read the blurb for the second book The Coven and really wanted to read that one so continued Then a funny thing happened t

  10. says:

    After being orphaned at 16 in the year 1750 Beatrice is sent to live with her aunt She then marries a preacher named Francis Scarlet who is bound for America They settle in New Hampshire When odd events begin happe