The Honey and the Sting
by E C Fremantle
Books > Fiction
‘A lush, thrilling page-turner humming with its own exquisite dark beauty. I loved it!’ Eve Chase, author of The Glass House
‘Fremantle builds the tension with delicious skill in this page-turning thriller’ Times
The compelling, transfixing novel about the bond between three sisters from the author of The Poison Bed
Three ways to fall . . .
George Villiers is rich, powerful and has the King’s ear. Doctor’s daughter Hester is a mere servant – to be cast aside when he has done with her, especially since she is pregnant.
Returning to her family, Hester vows that Villiers will never lay eyes on their son. She and her sisters Melis and Hope will protect the boy.
But Villiers is a man who will not be defied. He will claim his son – and the secret letters he believes Hester has stolen.
What can three defenceless women do against one very powerful man?
Yet secret letters are a weakness – and, in the right hands, a weapon . . .
‘Rich and fascinating’ Guardian
‘Wonderfully inventive and darkly satisfying, this story of three sisters resonates with myth and mystery’ Andrew Taylor, bestselling author of The Ashes of London
‘Gripping and page-turning. Propels a trio of vivid women towards their complex destinies . . . Hugely enjoyable’ V.B. Grey, author of the forthcoming Tell Me How It Ends