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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

“The darker side of Tudor England is beautifully explored, and the author, very cleverly, brings the era to life in quite a unique way, exploring the history, whilst, at the same time, bringing together all the complicated strands of a fascinating story of power, rivalry, and deadly poison.”

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