I can't put the book down Kay. It's brilliant.
by Caroline Strong
I loved it! It usually takes me a while to finish a book, but I read the whole thing in 24 hours – I couldn’t put it down!
by Katy McIntosh
Probably the best trial sequence I have ever read is towards the end of this wonderful book.
by Amazon Review
I love historical fiction/nonfiction and this book is why! It had all the elements you would want in a good book. The story line was engaging and flowed smoothly. The characters were carefully crafted to have their own individuality and a story of their own. The main character, Marie was beautifully written to show depth and personality, her story captured me from the first line. The book had touched on lots of subjects, women's rights, a little romance add in some mystery and intrigue. The book left me feeling for Marie and I would love to see a sequel to see how life turns out for the rest of the characters in this book!
About the author – Kay Patrick won a scholarship to RADA at sixteen. She acted in Theatre and Television, most notably in Dr Who alongside William Hartnell. She later switched to behind the camera, script editing, directing and producing in radio, theatre and television. Over a period of twenty years she has directed Coronation Street. She wrote an historical documentary -“A Strange and Fearful Thing” - for BBC Radio 4, but The Trial of Marie Montrecourt is her first novel.
'Long after I began writing this novel, my sister was diagnosed with dementia. I decided to contribute whatever proceeds came to me from its sale to Alzheimer’s Research UK, in the hope that in some small way it might help in the search for an understanding and cure of an illness that affects so many'.