The Fatal Key

The Fatal Key

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A powerful drama set around the Salem witch trials of 1692. When Susannah arrives from England to settle in colonial Salem, Massachusetts, to care for her motherless nieces, she falls passionately in love with Lucas, their father, a devout Puritan. But their affair sets in motion a chain of events that ultimately finds Susannah accused of witchcraft by her troubled niece Charity and her friends. Condemned to death and horribly maltreated in a cold and dingy prison cell, Susannah fears the worst. It's no help to her when Lucas tries to clear her name and declares publicly that he loves her; for he is then imprisoned too. Luckily Lucas is able to escape, and in the end Charity admits that she falsely accused Susannah, motivated by jealousy. But will Susannah herself still be alive when the hysteria finally evaporates and normal life resumes?
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 161 x 241 x 38mm | 639g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747269963
  • 9780747269960

About Megan Chance

A former television news photographer, Megan Chance lives near Seattle with her husband, a criminal defence attorney and writer, her young daughters and two dogs.
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