Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Karen reviews The Black Hours by Alison Williams

Another great review – thank you Karen and thank you Rosie 🙂

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Today’s book review comes from Karen, she blogs at


Karen chose to read and review The Black Hours by Alison Williams

The Black Hours - Alison Williams The Black Hours – Alison Williams

My Opinion

The book introduces you to Alice, a 17-year-old girl and her grandmother Maggie. Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General accuses them of witchcraft. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With The Black Hours, Alison Williams has created a compelling story of women accused of witchcraft and their Puritan prosecutor Matthew Hopkins. The Black Hours is a story based on historic events, Matthew Hopkins’ activities were done ‘in God’s name’, and show some pitch black hours of history, indeed; 200-300 women had to die. Alison Williams did a thorough research and elaborated a gripping read. It is a story that grips…

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  1. I have this book to read and it looks great. Am a huge fan of this period in history. Any one remember the Hammer House of Horror film Witchfinder General with Vicnent Price in the lead role?


    1. i do vaguely remember him in this although he’s the quintessential baddie in so many things 🙂 I think lots of people think of him when they think of the Witchfinder General. Surprisingly there haven’t been that many films about Matthew Hopkins. Hope you like the book 🙂


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