The Poison Garden (Hardback)Alex Marwood (author)
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'I devoured The Poison Garden . . . Gripping and utterly convincing, it's Alex Marwood at the top of her (already impressive) game' JOJO MOYES
Where Romy grew up, if someone died you never spoke of them again.
Now twenty-two, she has recently escaped the toxic confines of the cult she was raised in. But Romy is young, pregnant and completely alone - and if she is to keep herself safe in this new world, she has some important lessons to learn.
Like how there are some people you can trust, and some you must fear. And about who her family really is, and why her mother ran away from them all those years ago.
And that you can't walk away from a dark past without expecting it to catch up with you...
Shocking, tense and sharply written, The Poison Garden is the gripping new novel from the international bestseller and Edgar award-winning Alex Marwood.
Readers love The Poison Garden:
'Terrifying and unsettling, as if a harbinger for our times . . . Thrilling' LISA BALLANTYNE
'This superbly eerie psychological thriller confirms Alex Marwood's reputation as the Queen of Unease' FRANCIS WHEEN, author of Strange Days Indeed
'Absolutely chilling . . . Another brilliant, shockingly dark book from a master storyteller' SAM BLAKE
'I really loved Alex Marwood's dark, tense (and disturbingly real) The Poison Garden . . . you want this for your summer reading' STELLA DUFFY
'A dark and disturbing look at life inside a cult . . . I was transfixed' NetGalley reviewer
'A story that will chill you to the bone . . . This is a must-read' NetGalley reviewer
'Compulsive reading, this is an addictive suspenseful psychological thriller like no other' NetGalley reviewer
'I was hooked from the first page and found it very hard to put down' NetGalley reviewer
'For me, this was the perfect book. Intricate and captivating' NetGalley reviewer
'This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected' NetGalley reviewer
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 627 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 44 mm
Marwood is one of the superstars of UK crime fiction and this pitch-black novel, which tackles the fallout from a mass suicide, is one of her best * i newspaper *
This superbly eerie psychological thriller confirms Alex Marwood's reputation as the Queen of Unease -- Francis Wheen, author of Strange Days Indeed
I devoured The Poison Garden . . . Gripping and utterly convincing, it's Alex Marwood at the top of her (already impressive) game -- Jojo Moyes
Highly imaginative, full of pace and appealing characters, The Poison Garden is one of the cleverest and most chilling thrillers of recent years * Literary Review *
Suspenseful and distinctive, The Poison Garden is a powerful and character-driven study of obsession -- Martin Edwards
Absolutely chilling. Alex Marwood's characters are hauntingly real - evil is always just below the surface. Another brilliant, shockingly dark book from a master storyteller -- Sam Blake
Dark and shocking, this will chill you to the bone -- Heat Magazine
Gripping... an Edgar winner for her The Wicked Girls, Marwood again shows a mastery at creating new worlds * Washington Post *
Marwood's novels offer superbly executed masterclasses in compelling and stupendously creepy mysteries * Crime Reads *
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