The Penmaker's Wife by Steve Robinson audiobook

The Penmaker's Wife

By Steve Robinson
Read by Clare Corbett

Brilliance Audio 9781542006255
8.30 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $25.99

    ISBN: 9781799708117

In Victorian England, a mother is on the run from her past—and the truth about what she did. Birmingham, 1880. Angelica Chastain has fled from London with her young son, William. She promises him a better life, far away from the terrors they left behind. Securing a job as a governess, Angelica captures the attention of wealthy widower Stanley Hampton. Soon they marry and the successful future Angelica envisaged for William starts to fall into place. But the past will not let Angelica go. As the people in her husband’s circle, once captivated by her charm, begin to question her motives, it becomes clear that forgetting where she came from—and who she ran from—is impossible. When tragedy threatens to expose her and destroy everything she’s built for herself and William, how far will she go to keep her secrets safe? And when does the love for one’s child tip over into dangerous obsession? Alias Grace meets Peaky Blinders in this tale of obsession, ambition and murder in Victorian England.

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Summary

Summary

In Victorian England, a mother is on the run from her past—and the truth about what she did.

Birmingham, 1880. Angelica Chastain has fled from London with her young son, William. She promises him a better life, far away from the terrors they left behind.

Securing a job as a governess, Angelica captures the attention of wealthy widower Stanley Hampton. Soon they marry and the successful future Angelica envisaged for William starts to fall into place.

But the past will not let Angelica go. As the people in her husband’s circle, once captivated by her charm, begin to question her motives, it becomes clear that forgetting where she came from—and who she ran from—is impossible.

When tragedy threatens to expose her and destroy everything she’s built for herself and William, how far will she go to keep her secrets safe? And when does the love for one’s child tip over into dangerous obsession?

Alias Grace meets Peaky Blinders in this tale of obsession, ambition and murder in Victorian England.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Clare Corbett delivers Angelica’s convoluted story of love, murder, and betrayal with all the precise period diction of the 1880s in place. She inhabits several points of view, making each devastatingly real…With controlled understatement, Corbett establishes a calculating woman capable of despicable acts. Robinson has written a chilling character-driven story, and Corbett offers a believable sociopath and her victims.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Steve Robinson

Author Bio: Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson is a London-based crime writer. He was sixteen when his first magazine article was published, and he has been writing ever since. A love for genealogy inspired his first bestselling series, the Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mysteries, and he is now expanding his writing to historical crime, another area he is passionate about.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English