The Wicked Cometh

The Wicked Cometh Review

The year is 1831

Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city's vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets.

Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible.

When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock. But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new life and both she and Rebekah are lured into the most sinister of investigations.

Hester and Rebekah find themselves crossing every boundary they've ever known in pursuit of truth, redemption and passion. But their trust in each other will be tested as a web of deceit begins to unspool, dragging them into the blackest heart of a city where something more depraved than either of them could ever imagine is lurking . . .

Title:The Wicked Cometh
Edition Language:English

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  • Paromjit

    Laura Carlin pulls us into the atmospheric, overflowing poverty, and the filthy, disease infested alleys and backstreets of 1830s London. In this distinctly Dickensian world, the young Hester White re...

  • Simon

    This is a fantastic gothic historical novel. We follow Hester White, a young woman keen to get out of the slums of London at any cost, from the capital out to mysterious mansions and back again. A nov...

  • Mandy

    This is the story of Hester White, who lives in London. The year is 1831 and life is hard. Hester was born into a family that was reasonably well off, but her parents both died when she was younger an...

  • Emma

    Despite some brilliance in the evocative and lyrically expressive style, the book spent far too long lost in itself and was resolved by an 'actually-this-is-what-happened' ending in the form of a repo...

  • Louise Wilson

    Hester White, is a bright young woman and is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible. Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve h...

  • Emma

    So the circle is closed; the merchants have become the goods.I enjoyed this story greatly. It was atmospheric and an interesting storyline. I didn't guess what was going on to well into the second hal...

  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    🌟🌟🌟STARS.ARC-ReviewRelease Date-8/2/18The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin is a middle of the fence story for me.It is set against the backdrop of the slums of London in 1831 and features Heste...

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The Wicked Cometh is a dark, gritty Victorian tale centering on heroine Hester White and her attempts to escape a life in the slums. All...

  • Lucy Banks

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.Lovely style of writing, intriguing topic, but meandering at times.Victorian setting, mysterious disappearances, a famil...

  • Umut Rados

    You may find this review on my blog too: https://umutreviews.wordpress.com/201...Wow, what a journey this book was! It took me by surprise with its beautiful writing, gothic atmosphere, mysteries, twi...