The Dance Tree

ebook The BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick

By Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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The gripping historical novel from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies. The perfect book club read, as seen on BBC Two's Between the Covers.
'Exceptionally brilliant. Sensual, compelling' – Marian Keyes, author Again, Rachel

Set in an era of superstition and hysteria, and inspired by the true events of a doomed summer, The Dance Tree is an impassioned story of family secrets, forbidden love, and women pushed to the edge . . .
Lisbet is pregnant, and frightened she will lose this child, too, when the arrival of a stranger upends her world, and promises to change her understanding of love forever.
Ida's life seems simple – she is married, her family fully formed – but a buried secret threatens to destroy her peaceful existence.
Nethe has just returned from years in exile, punishment for a crime no one will name.
As a mysterious dance plague takes hold of the city of Strasbourg in the 1500s, all three women become entangled in a web of deceit and clandestine passion that has them dancing to a dangerous tune.
'Intriguing, haunting, beautiful' – Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne
'I absolutely loved this book' – Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den
'Extraordinary, enthralling' – Sunday Times

The Dance Tree