INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
A history that has been forgotten. A women’s network that is kept hidden. A poisonous and vengeful legacy. Hello and welcome to The Lost Apothecary…
A secret apothecary shop in the depths of eighteenth-century London caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women all over the city talk about a mysterious woman named Nella who sells poisons that can be used against oppressive men in their lives.The apothecary’s fate is jeopardized, however, when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal error, setting in motion a chain of events that will reverberate through the centuries.
In the present day, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone in London, escaping her own demons. When she discovers a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that terrorized London two centuries ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone survives.
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, with crackling suspense, unforgettable characters, and searing insight.