• Netherlands: Meulenhoff
  • Poland: Albatros
  • UK & BC: Sphere
  • US: Penguin
  • Published: 25th July 2019
  • Agent: Laetitia Rutherford

The Poison Garden

Alex Marwood

Where Romy grew up, if someone died you never spoke of them again.

Now twenty-two, she has recently escaped the toxic confines of the cult she was raised in. But Romy is young, pregnant and completely alone – and if she is to keep herself safe in this new world, she has some important lessons to learn.

Like how there are some people you can trust, and some you must fear. And about who her family really is, and why her mother ran away from them all those years ago.

And that you can’t walk away from a dark past without expecting it to catch up with you…

Shocking, tense and sharply written, The Poison Garden is the gripping new novel from the international bestseller and Edgar award-winning Alex Marwood.

“One of my must-read crime writers”
Sophie Hannah
“I can't wait to see what Alex Marwood does next”
Jojo Moyes
“Crime writing at its best”
Lisa Jewell
“I cancel all engagements for a new novel from Alex Marwood”
Erin Kelly
“Highly imaginative, yet consistently believable, this wonderful dystopian novel is both terrifying and unsettling as if a harbinger for our times. A well written and thrilling read.”
Lisa Ballantyne
“Violent and bleak, but always salted with sardonic wit, this is a distinctive, brilliantly imagined piece of work with a ruthless, resourceful heroine”
Declan Hughes, Irish Times