Witch Finder

By Ruth Warburton
ISBN: 9781444914467
Published: January 2014


London, 1880, and eighteen-year-old Luke Lexton is about to endure his initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum - the secretive brotherhood devoted to hunting witches, and the organisation that will help Luke take revenge on the witch who murdered his parents. His final test is to pick a name at random from the Book of Witches, a name he must track down and kill within a month, or face death himself.

Luke picks out sixteen-year-old Rosa Greenwood, a witch-girl living in rapidly fading grandeur on the west side of town. She's the last bargaining chip in her family's struggle to avoid bankruptcy and is about to be married off to the handsome, cruel, grotesquely rich Sebastian Knyvet - a powerful member of the Ealdwitan.

As Rosa and Luke get to know each other, Luke realises it will be impossible for him to kill Rosa, just as Rosa knows she will bring disgrace on her family if she does not marry Knyvet. But Knyvet is hiding dark secrets - including the key which will unlock the mystery of Luke's murdered parents. Torn between appeasing their elders and their love for each other, Rosa and Luke must each make their choice between life and death.

'Gorgeously romantic.' Amanda Craig, from The Times on A WITCH IN WINTER

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0 # corina 2017-04-25 07:31
i loved this book cant wait for the next one !!!!
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+2 # tara 2014-02-15 11:35
BEST BOOK EVER! I love this book to death it is amazing on how much emotion she(Ruth Warburton) puts in to the book. I would so recommend this to book to read if you love romance and magic because this book has it all, it's amazing.
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0 # Alexa 2014-02-28 13:27
I was wondering if you could tell me if this is similar to the witch in winter trilogy? I am aware that it is set in the same universe but is that where the simarlarities end?
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0 # BWB gal 2014-02-28 17:36
Hey Alexa,

It's set in the same universe but in Victorian times, so totally different characters :) It deals with the Ealdwitan a little and there are a couple of other background links, but otherwise it's a different story to Witch in Winter.

However if you liked Witch in Winter you will LOVE this. Hope that helps :)
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0 # Alexa 2014-02-28 17:46
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question, I am definitely going to read this as I absolutely loved the Witch in Winter series.

Thanks again,
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