The Lost Apothecary - Sarah Penner

The Lost Apothecary

Author: Sarah Penner


  • Publication Date: 2021-03-02
  • Category: Historical
4 Score: 4
(From 378 Ratings)

Summary

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.

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  • Seeing London in the past and present

    5
    By Jamiam987
    Starts slow, then you get to a point where you just keep on going to find out what happens.... Almost reads like a true fascinating story.
  • Great cross-century woman-centered story

    5
    By Justnameme
    This book scratched all kinds of itches for me! Historical fiction (eighteenth-century London), revenge (via poison), crossing the borders of time (to present-day London and an American protagonist who is rediscovering who she is), and friendships between women who lean on one another at their most vulnerable moments. It's fast-paced and suspenseful--no wonder it was an instant NYT bestseller!
  • Meh

    1
    By fuss8765
    Boring and predictable.
  • A new favorite

    5
    By Daynaplease
    I felt like I was there in each time, and just really enjoyed this book.
  • Didn’t want it to end!

    5
    By Csp:75
    It’s been a very long time that I have loved a book as much as I love this book! I own the hard copy and the audiobook. I like to listen when I can’t read. I would also give that 5 stars! I binged read/ listened to this book in two days. I didn’t want it to end. I look forward to more books by this author! Definitely in my top 5 favorite books! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Sweet and twisted

    5
    By magbowen
    Great story! The relationships feel so natural and you really feel the feelings being expressed by the main character.
  • The title is perfect for the book.

    5
    By Pink Nation💕💕
    I loved the story, it was easy to follow with twists and turns. I loved the book and couldn’t put it down.

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