The Lost Apothecary

A Novel

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Publisher Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads!

March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick

“A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
March 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Park Row Books
SELLER
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
SIZE
8
MB

Customer Reviews

Ellie M. V. ,

I will tell everyone about this book

I read a lot of books, and for the past year, most have been disappointing or unfulfilling. I’ve dabbled into the genre of murder mysteries, and haven’t had much luck finding something with depth.
I finally came across this book and cannot shake how impressed I am. This book has blown my mind. With one coherent story, the author manages to touch across so many relatable themes. Womanhood, parenthood, honesty and deceit, self-awareness, faith, courage, curiosity, friendships - old and new, boredom, intrigue, fear, purpose…and my favorite part - a touch of magic, and a touch of spirituality. I believe our physical world and a spiritual world are woven together, and maybe a magical world is the in between - and without acknowledging this in a biased or extremist way, the author leaves little nuggets of its existence.
If you are at a crossroads in your life - personal or career - let this story shed some light on what matters most. Forget society’s influence, forget the things drilled into you that deep down you don’t believe. Jump into an icy river and allow yourself to emerge to a new you.

avomaria ,

Excellent read

Loved the story, the mystery and the unraveling. Kept me up at night reading.

Teeaudy ,

Great storytelling

A wonderfully good read of things, and people, lost and found. Well written, keeps you guessing and imagining even after the last page.

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