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The Betrayal of Thomas True by A.J. West

The Betrayal of Thomas True by A.J. West


It is the year 1715, and Thomas True has arrived on old London Bridge with a dangerous secret.

One night, lost amongst the squalor of London's hidden back streets, he finds himself drawn into the outrageous underworld of the molly houses.   Meanwhile, carpenter Gabriel Griffin struggles to hide his double life as Lotty, the molly's stoic guard. When a young man is found murdered, he realises there is a rat amongst them, betraying their secrets to a pair of murderous Justices.

Can Gabriel unmask the traitor before they hang? Can he save hapless Thomas from peril, and their own forbidden love?   Set amidst the buried streets of Georgian London, The Betrayal of Thomas True is a brutal and devastating thriller, where love must overcome evil, and the only true sin is betrayal…


 ‘Quite simply divine – historical, a thriller, comedic, fantastical and, above all, a love story that had me in all sorts of tears’ Jennie Godfrey  

‘A clever mystery, a powerful love story … affected me more than anything I’ve read in a long time’ Gareth Brown

'Plunges readers into the dark, treacherous streets of Georgian London in this epic adventure of love in a time of danger – a must-read for lovers of gritty, thrilling, historical fiction. An absolute page-turner!’ Hallie Rubenhold   

  • Details

    Imprint: Orenda Books

    Publication Date: 4th July 2024

    ISBN: 9781916788152

    Format: Hardback

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