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The Heretic’s Daughter
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The second enthralling book in this prize-winning series of historical mysteries.
‘Gripping and twisty, has everything a historical thriller ought to have and more,’ Awais Khan, author of No Honour
‘Lynes knows his history and writes with verve,’ Historical Novel Society
Seville, 1498. As the Inquisition’s grip on Andalucia tightens, Isaac and Isabel are forced to choose between family and faith. Will they survive the consequences of their choices?
Isaac seeks revenge on Torquemada for the murder of his wife and best friend. But he’s not the only one who wants The Grand Inquisitor dead. The King commands Isaac to investigate. If Isaac successfully prevents the assassination, he saves the man he hates. Fail and he will lose the King’s protection: the only thing keeping a heretic like Isaac alive. After a perilous journey to Granada, he confronts both Torquemada and the truth about himself.
Conflicted by her father’s heresy and distressed by his quest for vengeance, Isabel sets out to discover the truth. Feeling abandoned by her father, the trail takes her to the darkest places in Seville. She is unnerved by a shocking revelation and a surprising discovery about her real feelings. Can Isabel use what she has unearthed to save her father and their family?
The first book in the Isaac Alvarez Mysteries, Blood Libel, won a prize at the 2020 Emirates Literature Festival.
New York Times bestseller Sophie Hannah called it, ‘Immensely gripping, thoughtful, and very satisfying.’
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