The Poison Tree: A Novel
Successful journalist Erin Kelly has electrified readers and critics alike with her debut novel The Poison Tree. In this scintillating work, Karen and her daughter Alice have established a safe, happy life free from the madness of Karen’s past. But when Karen’s former lover Rex is released from prison, her old associations intrude upon the present—and threaten everything she holds dear.
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|Grouping Title||poison tree|
|Grouping Author||erin kelly|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-08-01 05:06:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-08-01 05:24:00AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|author||Kelly, Erin, 1976-|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_addison||Online Hoopla Collection|
Online OverDrive Collection
|display_description||From an incredible new voice in psychological suspense, a novel about the secrets that remain after a final bohemian summer of excess turns deadly. |
This taut psychological thriller begins when Karen and her nine-year- old daughter, Alice, pick up Rex from a ten-year stint in prison for murder. Flash back to the sultry summer in 1990s London when Karen, a straight-A student on the verge of college graduation, first meets the exotic, flamboyant Biba and joins her louche life in a crumbling mansion in Highgate. She begins a relationship with Biba's enigmatic and protective older brother, Rex, and falls into a blissful rhythm of sex, alcohol, and endless summer nights. Naïvely, Karen assumes her newfound happiness will last forever. But Biba and Rex have a complicated family history-one of abandonment, suicide, and crippling guilt-and Karen's summer of freedom is about to end in blood.
When old ghosts come back to destroy the life it has taken Karen a decade to build, she has everything to lose. She will do whatever it takes to protect her family and keep her secret. Alternating between the fragile present and the lingering past with a shocker of an ending, The Poison Tree is a brilliant suspense debut that will appeal to readers of Kate Atkinson, Donna Tartt, and Tana French.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Fiction|
College students -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
|title_display||The Poison Tree A Novel|
|title_full||The Poison Tree A Novel|
The poison tree [electronic resource] / Erin Kelly
|title_short||The Poison Tree|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters|