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The Poison Garden

by Alex Marwood

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery Family Drama Star Books Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Poison Garden

Different, provocative and a very special read indeed, The Poison Garden has taken root in my thoughts and will stay with me for some time. Romy grew up in a cult in Wales, having lost all the people who meant so much to her, she now has to learn to survive. Alex Marwood is an award winning author and former journalist, and she succeeded in bringing an almost unimaginable scenario to vivid, incredibly intense life. Romy is one of the most intruiging characters I’ve met, and I say met, as I feel as though I know her intimately. As I read, Romy became me, or I became her, she touched my heart, and still sits in my thoughts. The Poison Garden is completely fascinating, the more I read, the more involved and consumed I became. I read this fabulous novel in one sitting with my senses on full alert, once finished I sat in a booky stupor. Highly recommended and chosen as one of our LoveReading Star Books, and a book of the month, this is a book that we really want to shout about. 


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The Poison Garden Synopsis

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.

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The Poison Garden Press Reviews

Dark and shocking, this will chill you to the bone -- Heat Magazine 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 Suspenseful and distinctive, The Poison Garden is a powerful and character-driven study of obsession -- Martin Edwards 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

I devoured The Poison Garden . . . Gripping and utterly convincing, it's Alex Marwood at the top of her (already impressive) game -- Jojo Moyes This superbly eerie psychological thriller confirms Alex Marwood's reputation as the Queen of Unease -- Francis Wheen, author of Strange Days Indeed 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

Highly imaginative, yet consistently believable, this wonderful dystopian novel is both terrifying and unsettling as if a harbinger for our times. A well written and thrilling read -- Lisa Ballantyne 

'I devoured The Poison Garden . . . Gripping and utterly convincing, it's Alex Marwood at the top of her (already impressive) game' JOJO MOYES 

Praise for international bestseller ALEX MARWOOD:

'So good I wish I'd written it myself' VAL McDERMID

'Without a doubt, she is one of crime fiction's brightest stars. Not to be missed' MEGAN ABBOTT

'Alex Marwood has become one of my must-read crime writers' SOPHIE HANNAH

'Scary as hell' STEPHEN KING

'I cancel all engagements for a new novel from Alex Marwood' ERIN KELLY

'Crime writing at its best' LISA JEWELL

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ISBN: 9780751565980
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751565980
Publication date: 23rd January 2020
Author: Alex Marwood
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Alex Marwood

Raised by wolves, Alex Marwood passed her formative years in the lands beyond the Arctic circle, developing pack skills, excellent night vision and an ability to survive on raw protein. Ideally equipped for a life on Fleet Street, she then became a journalist.   Her first novel, The Wicked Girls, was published by Sphere, in 2012, and achieved widespread acclaim and word-of-mouth bestsellerdom. In 2013 it was shortlisted for an ITW award, and included in Stephen King's Ten Best Books of the Year list. It was published by Penguin in the US in 2013, and is shortlisted for an Edgar Allen Poe award. &...

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