By the end of that summer, two people would be dead... Fans of In A Dark Dark Wood and The Couple Next Door will love this twisty thriller.
I have given up so much and done so many terrible things already for the sake of my family that I can only keep going.
I do not know what is going to happen to us.
I am frightened, but I feel strong.
I have the strength of a woman who has everything to lose.
In the sweltering summer of 1997, strait-laced, straight-A student Karen met Biba - a bohemian and impossibly glamorous aspiring actress.
She was quickly drawn into Biba's world, and for a while life was one long summer of love.
But every summer must end. By the end of theirs, two people were dead - and now Karen's past has come back to haunt her . . .
STONE MOTHERS, the new novel by Erin Kelly, is available to buy now!
British author Kelly deftly weaves past and present in her highly satisfying debut novel of psychological suspense, which reveals how a convicted murderer came to be released after serving 10 years in prison. In 1993, the na ve yet brilliant Karen receives a scholarship to London's Queen Charlotte's College, where she's beguiled by Biba Capel, an iconoclastic and edgy drama student, who soon introduces Karen to her strange older brother, Rex. Karen joins sister and brother at the grand but deteriorating Capel family house in Highgate, with its several unconventional tenants. The three throw disorderly parties that enrage the neighbors, but they succeed in creating their own Edenic existence until the unwanted intrusion of Biba's hostile lover. Though melodrama looms, including a double homicide, the tension never wanes, and the ensuing horror comes as a major shock. The surprises don't end until the last page of this twisted tale with its wonderfully evocative London atmosphere. 5-city author tour.
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The Poison Tree
Brilliant! Completely believable, uncomfortably so. In Karen' shoes, wouldn't we do the same?
I started so gad to finish
Well written but not gripping enough for me. I was disappointed as expecting edge of your seat stuff from the outline of the book
The Poison Tree
Great book, couldn't put it down. Looking forward to the release of her next book The Sick Rose.