Kiran MIllwood Hargrave
Our Curators said...
I adored this book. Bold and atmospheric, it’s an absorbing read which carries you on the journey of a love story set in the midst of a community marred by suspicion and set to tear itself apart. It’s brilliantly concocted and told with a hugeness of heart that completely floored me. Anyone who loved Maggie O’Farrell’s bestselling novel, Hamnet, will, I think recognise in this novel the same skill of creating atmosphere, mystery and tenderness of feeling. Enormously, whole-heartedly recommended.
The LoveMyRead Team,- LoveMyRead
What the Critics are Saying
A gripping novel inspired by a real-life witch hunt. Hargrave's prose is visceral and immersive; the muddy, cold life and politics of a fishing village leap to vivid life. But her most vital insights are about the human heart: how terrifyingly quickly prejudices can turn into murder, and how desperately we need love and courage to oppose it. Beautiful and chilling
Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore
A book for our times ... Millwood Hargrave is a whirlwind, storm-building talent'
Daisy Johnson, Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of Everything Under
The Mercies took my breath away. A beautifully rendered portrait of a community, a landscape, a relationship, I read it with equal parts hope and dread. Kiran Millwood Hargrave has masterfully built up an incredible claustrophobic atmosphere, shot through with delicate intimacy. On finishing it I pressed the book to me, hoping to absorb some of her skill.'