Alex Marwood is a formidable force in the world of psychological thrillers and The Poison Garden is her breathtaking latest tale. I usually don’t like to go too far into the darkness in my crime reading but I can never resist with Marwood’s books; the writing is so brilliant and the twists and turns along the way are so compelling. This is the story of Romy, who has survived the mass suicide of the cult her mother brought her into, along with her siblings who were born within the confines of the cult’s hidden domicile. Romy is a brilliant creation and we are behind the eyes of her aunt, who takes her in and wonders what she’s got herself into. You need to read it immediately!
'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.
Praise for international bestseller ALEX MARWOOD:
'So good I wish I'd written it myself'
'Without a doubt, she is one of crime fiction's brightest stars. Not to be missed'
'Alex Marwood has become one of my must-read crime writers'
'Scary as hell'
'I cancel all engagements for a new novel from Alex Marwood'
'Crime writing at its best'