The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

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A forgotten history.

A secret network of women.

A legacy of poison and revenge.

Welcome to The Lost Apothecary.

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

Categories
Contemporary Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Historical Fiction

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The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr

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In this fast-paced and chilling story by Caleb Carr, Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) has opened her own private detective agency and is leading the charge on a brand-new case with the help of Dr. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and John Moore (Luke Evans). Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer.

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The House at Mermaid's Cove by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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In April 1943 a young woman washes ashore on a deserted beach in Cornwall, England. With shorn hair and a number stitched on her tattered chemise, Alice is the survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat. She’s found by the mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, who suspects that she’s a prisoner of war or a spy. But the secret Alice asks Jack to keep is one he could never have guessed, and it creates an intimate bond he never expected.

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