The Hangman's Daughter Reviews
"A brilliantly-researched and exciting story of a formative era of history when witches were hunted and the inquisitors had little belief in their methods beyond their effect in pacifying superstitious townspeople...The shocking motivations from unlikely players provide for a twist that will leave readers admiring this complex tale from a talented new voice." - Publishers Weekly
"The translator has done very well by the author; both setting and characters are vividly drawn, making for a compelling read . . . Based on the author's research into his own family history, this novel offers a rare glimpse into a less commonly seen historical setting. If you liked Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, give this a try." - Library Journal
"This novel has been popular in Germany since its 2008 publication there, and it's easy to see why ... [Pötzsch] does an excellent job of telling the story and supplying the historical backdrop. And his characters ... are extremely well drawn and believable. Kudos, too, to translator Chadeayne, who retains the story's German flavor while rendering the text in smooth and highly readable English. Readers of historical fiction should find this very much to their liking." - Booklist
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