The Whipping of Martha Philipson
In 1727 Martha Philipson died an agonising death following a brutal and humiliating public flogging for stealing a bodice. Nearly 300 years later, Journalist Kathy Watson, a descendant of Martha, sets out to research her family tree -- only to become embroiled in a deranged quest for vengeance. This offbeat story of love and hate, tenderness and brutality, is full of tragi-comic twists and turns, as Kathy recruits trusted friends to assist in the kidnap of two descendants of Martha's judge and jailer. "To do unto them ..." That's all Kathy wants. Nothing more, nothing less. Kathy and her victims, Claire and Sally, have much in common: they are young, fit, and very strong willed. Each has something the other wants. Each is determined to get what they want. Each is willing to go to any lengths to get it. Even if it means ... committing murder.
Published: 13 June 2014