Erin Kelly The Poison Tree

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The Poison Tree

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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 . . .

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'A dark, poetic, gripping, totally brilliant Brideshead Revisited for the 21st century' (The Times )

'A terrific suspense debut, reminiscent of another British woman's auspicious bow: Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. The shadows gather until the ending looms like a threatening figure. This one gets the writer's ultimate bit of praise: I wish I had written it.' (Stephen King )

'(An) excellent debut psychological thriller, reminiscent of early Barbara Vine.'

(Daily Mail Books of the Year )

'Brilliant! THE POISON TREE grabs you with the first sentence and doesn't let goeven after the last page; this is the sort of thriller that stays with you for a long, long time. Compelling and lyrically stylish, THE POISON TREE is a true winner!' (Jeffery Deaver )

'An unusually good debut psychological thriller from an author . . . whose plotting, characterisation, fluent writing and dark humour should ensure her a successful career' (Daily Mail )

'The dark world of psychological thrillers has a bright new voice . . . [a] twisted, brooding, creepy debut' (Daily Mirror )

'A very English take on the foibles and failings of humanity permeates THE POISON TREE, a remarkable debut by Erin Kelly.' (Peter Millar, The Times )

'Will appeal to fans of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca and Donna Tartt's The Secret History . . . a rich and satisfying pleasure.' (USA Today )

'Terrific . . . a compelling creeper that intelligently invokes the conventions of the Gothic and plays within the doom-laden confines of the voice-over. More please, Ms. Kelly! Quickly!' (Washington Post )

'A finely written debut novel' (Mail on Sunday )

'An author with an eye for the truly creepy.'

(Independent on Sunday, Books of the Year )

'The writing is elegant, atmospheric and sophisticated.'

(Sophie Hannah )

;'[An] intriguing and well-written mystery.';

(Washington Times )

'Ingeniously plotted and masterfully told, THE POISON TREE is an outstanding debut from Erin Kelly. A spellbinding tale of murder, guilt, and obsession, it will hold readers in suspense from the first sentence until the final shocking twist.' (Stefanie Pintoff )

'A tense, twisting thriller . . . Atmospheric and gripping, it will keep you guessing to the end' (Cosmopolitan )

'In her compelling debut, Erin Kelly evokes the brooding atmosphere of Rebecca, in a contemporary and completely convincing novel of tangled family desires.' (Sara Paretsky )

'Tense and menacing right from page one, filled with foreboding and a terrible sense of the inevitable. . . I expect the author to go far.' (Bookseller )

'A shadowy, impeccably told tale of passion, friendship and murder.' (Marie Claire )

'Tense to the end' (Woman and Home )

'A psychological thriller that will give you chills' (Red )

'A wonderfully tense and foreboding thriller that is at the same time a clever, considered study of desire and a good old-fashioned page-turner' (Psychologies )

'Weaving tangled webs, this is a gripping psychological thriller with believable characters and a fine sense of time and place. It will keep you intrigued from the menacing prologue to the defiant ending.' (Choice )

'THE POISON TREE has a nicely claustrophobic cape wrapped round it . . . the novel's a clever tease, the pay-off more than worth it.' (Time Out )

'With forensic attention to detail, this mystery is all-consumingly addictive.' --(Easy Living)

'An enjoyable excursion into territory first colonised by Barbara Vine.' (Literary Review)

'Gripping . . . you won't put it down.' (Look)

'Meticulous and evocative detail does not hold up the impetus of the narrative . . . a most absorbing read.' (www.shotsmag.co.uk)

'I suggest you grab a coffee, silent the phone and get comfy as you're not going to want to put this book done. It's that good . . . A creative, tense, gripping debut novel, and a must read.' --(www.bookrabbit.com )

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Bestselling psychological thriller author Erin Kelly's much loved debut novel

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