This book is amazing! The research that Ms Clifford has put into this book is astounding. The details of the case of Maria Glenn’s abduction and all the characters involved are very thorough. It’s hard to believe that this is a true story, as the plot is full of twists and turns and the characters are all larger than life. Even the family name of Bowditch sounds like it comes from a Thomas Hardy novel. I would really recommend this book to lovers of social history. The events are set in the Regency period and it’s interesting to read about how people lived in those days.