The Lost Apothecary - Sarah Penner

The Lost Apothecary

By Sarah Penner

  • Release Date: 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
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From 870 Ratings

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.

Reviews

  • Captivating

    5
    By Mariarocks47
    Well written, with a unique style. I felt like I knew each character personally.
  • Amazing

    5
    By RickGrimesBruh
    This was an amazing read. I honestly couldn’t put it down. She flawlessly jumped through time and told a phenomenal story. I almost want to re-read it right now to experience it again. Crazy right?!
  • Loved this!

    5
    By tiff.laugh
    It was so good and so well written, I managed to read it in under 24 hours ❤️
  • Delightful blend of past and present

    5
    By neneteach
    The chapters going from late 1700s London and contemporary London were smoothly and beautifully blended to reveal a compelling story. Couldn’t put it down!
  • Meh

    3
    By Plmartin703_13
    This entire book could have been the first five chapters to a more interesting book
  • Good read

    4
    By tesberry
    Great boook. Good story and interesting keeps you wanting to know more
  • Thank you Gayle⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    5
    By TamiColby
    A friend suggested this book a week ago, so check it out, downloaded the sample, and it instantly captured me, I couldn’t put it down, I even woke up in the middle of the night to read:) Loved this book, highly recommend!! Thank you Gayle♥️
  • Amazing

    5
    By Lizzyh!
    I finished this book in less than 2 days, it was interesting and well written. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to read!
  • Intriguing and delightful read

    5
    By Heartsong22
    Nicely paced, easy to follow the skipping between the three protagonists and a quick look into the late 18th Century.
  • Great book!

    5
    By gypsyflutterby
    I love historical fiction and this book did not disappoint. A fast read and great plot, I couldn’t put it down!