Outlander Season 7 teaser spoilers: Is Claire hanged in the Outlander books?

Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ
Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ /

The Outlander Season 7 teaser is out, and it ends in a shocking way. We see Claire Fraser with a noose around her neck. Does this happen in the books?

Just before Christmas, Sassenachs everywhere were treated to the teaser trailer for Outlander Season 7. It was a great Christmas gift, along with the summer 2023 premiere season. Now we’re just waiting for summer to get here already!

The teaser has a lot going on within it. The ending is something that stands out to most. Claire is stood with a noose around her neck. Is this the end of Claire Fraser? Does this even happen in the books?

Is Claire hanged in the Outlander books?

Let’s get to the main question show-first or show-only fans are going to ask. Does this happen in the Outlander books? The simple answer is no.

However, this is where we get into some major spoilers. We’re looking at A Breath of Snow and Ashes for this part of the story. When Claire is accused of murdering Malva Christie, she does end up in a jail cell. This eventually leads to her being on a ship with Governor Martin, and she does run the risk of being eventually hanged for her crime.

It just doesn’t get that far. Tom Christie says that he killed his daughter. Claire is allowed to leave the ship with Jamie and Tom stays behind, presumably hanged for murder instead.

If I’m honest, reading it didn’t leave me worrying too much for Claire. There was always a way of her getting out of the situation. Even on the ship, it wasn’t too far out from the harbor. There was always a chance that Jamie could find a way to save her.

If Claire had a noose around her neck, the stakes would have been much higher. For the sake of the TV series, I don’t blame the writers for taking this approach. I would have, even when writing the book. I’m sure we’ll see the storyline play out the same since Tom did accompany Claire to the prison cell at the very end of Outlander Season 6.

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