This novel was originally published under the title THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER.
In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin’s household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone. Thomas Carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of his part in the English Civil War. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether it be from the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves—in many forms—who hunt for blood. A love story and a tale of courage, THE TRAITOR’S WIFE confirms Kathleen Kent’s ability to craft powerful stories from the dramatic background of America’s earliest days.
“Kent has managed a muscular genre exercise; her narrative moves so swiftly that it’s intermittent moments of genuine pity and terror catch with your guard down.” – New York Times Book Review
“Vivid…mixing history, love story, and suspense, Kent seamlessly blends true events with fiction to bring a fraught, endlessly fascinating period of American history to life.” – People
“Kent has a unique talent for early American storytelling…she combines the steadfastness of well-researched historical fiction with the organic mien of oral storytelling.” – BookPage
“Beautifully written.” – Dallas Morning News
“Passionate and intelligent.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch