Atmospheric and tense, with clever plot twists that keep coming each time you think you’ve guessed what’s going on, this is a great read. Along the way you will also pick up more about how the slave trade worked in Georgian England than you ever knew before.
‘The West India lobby is a bunch of old women, and they always were. There will be a scandal, but it will be short-lived. People will forget. They won’t waste their pity upon a boatload of Negroes halfway across the world. Pounds, shillings and pence, that’s what will count at the end of the day. The price of tobacco, the price of sugar. Nothing more.’