“The Witchfinder’s Well” is a novel with historical accuracy and an excellent gripping style, with surprising twists and turns in the tale as the story unfolds. I am particularly keen on the strong elements of surrealism which give the story its unpredictability, thus offering full rein to the reader’s imagination, starting with Justine’s transportation from 2015 into 1560s England. The ensuing events make riveting reading and the descriptions of the witchfinder’s practices really highlight the power he, and doubtless real figures like him, had to whip up crowd enthusiasm, akin to mass hysteria, for the proposed punishment, giving little hope of a fair trial beforehand.
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in 16th Century British history, qualifying this by saying it is not based on the lives of royalty but on the aristocracy and the ordinary people of the era. I live in hope of a sequel, to gain further glimpses into the lives of the main characters who have caught my imagination, making me want to learn more about them.
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: FeedARead.com (29 January 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 178610718X
- ISBN-13: 978-1786107183
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 431 g
- Customer Reviews: 17 customer ratings