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The Poison Garden : The shockingly tense thriller that will have you gripped from the first page

3.52 (3,090 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.52 (3,090 ratings by Goodreads)

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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
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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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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 44mm | 627g
  • Little, Brown
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751570818
  • 9780751570816
  • 836,563

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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 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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About Alex Marwood

Alex Marwood is the pseudonym of a journalist who has worked extensively across the British press. She is the author of the word-of-mouth sensation The Wicked Girls, which won a prestigious Edgar Award, The Killer Next Door, which won the coveted Macavity Award, and The Darkest Secret, which was longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. She has also been shortlisted for numerous other crime writing awards and all three of her novels have been optioned for the screen. Alex lives in south London.
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Rating details

3,090 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 15% (477)
4 38% (1,169)
3 33% (1,023)
2 11% (339)
1 3% (82)
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