The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola. Published by Sourcebooks

In 1837, seamstress and mother Sarah Gale was sentenced to hang for aiding and abetting a man murder his fiancée. Sarah confronts attorney Edmund Fleetwood, telling him he must help free her, even as she refuses to testify about the mountain of evidence against her. Fleetwood, a man with his own dark past, begins to look into Gale’s life and how she managed to survive the dark and gritty streets of London. The most fascinating aspect of this book is the terrible conditions poor women were forced to live under at the time, with no voice and no money, they were swept aside like so much trash and left to sink or swim. Meticulously researched, this is a sobering look at a real life crime story

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