Pub Date 18 Jun 2019
"For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession."—EW.com
"A masterly tour of history . . . a breathless thriller, alive with treachery, danger, atmosphere, and beauty.”—A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
"Mosse is a master storyteller, balancing thrilling suspense with complex characters."—Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe
France, 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE.
But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to stay alive.
As the religious divide deepens, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city.
All the while, the shadowy mistress of Puivert Château—obsessed with uncovering the secrets of a long-hidden document—strengthens her power and waits for the perfect time to strike...
"This is historical fiction to devour. Nobody does it like Kate Mosse."—Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Magpie Murders
"Mosse’s fans will relish this tale of secrets, love, and treachery."—Antonia Senior, The Times (UK)
"First-rate cloak and dagger excitement . . . Kate Mosse captures the details of life in the Languedoc region of France, famed for its beauty, but hiding many secrets, in this masterful novel."— Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero