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I don’t normally read historical fiction, but I am a huge fan of this book. Although rich in period detail, K.M. Pohlkamp’s Apricots and Wolfsbane reads like a modern-day psychological thriller. Fans of the Dexter series will love Lavinia, an anti-hero the reader simultaneously gravitates toward and cringes away from. In some scenes, Lavinia is so sympathetic, my palms sweat with anticipation, hoping Lavinia could escape every predicament she found herself in. In other scenes, my stomach turned in revulsion at the lengths the poisoner went through while stalking and attempting to murder her prey. This is a perfect book club novel—with enough interest and intrigue to keep everyone turning the pages and enough depth for a lively discussion afterwards. I can’t wait for the sequel!

~Megan Cassidy, author of Always Jessie, The Misadventures of Marvin Miller, and Smothered

 

Reviews – Apricots and Wolfsbane

“This historical fiction has beautifully descriptive writing,  it’s very easy to get lost in the flow of words. I really enjoyed Lavinia Maud’s character as a 16th century poison mistress, the ultimate anti-hero I’ve never urged someone on to kill so much before.”

“If you liked Nevernight by Jay Kristoff I think if you will really like Apricots and Wolfsbane. It’s not as gory and gritty in fact she is quite the sophisticated killer, which I enjoyed.”

Read the full review by Not Another Book Blogger

Reviews – Apricots and Wolfsbane