Wow. Just … wow! Almost from the first page, The Poison Artist grabbed my attention and held it tight. I could not put this book down and honestly, there were moments so fraught with tension that I had to remind myself to keep breathing.
Unfolding like a feverish nightmare where the lines between reality and fantasy are constantly blurred, The Poison Artist is a story dealing with the dangers of obsession and the dark side of desire.
With it’s haunting prose and intensely creepy atmosphere, The Poison Artist boasts a cast of compelling characters and a fantastic plot that kept me in a state of almost frantic confusion until the mystery was solved.
The Poison Artist
by Jonathan Moore
Dr. Caleb Maddox is a crack San Francisco toxicologist leading a ground-breaking study of the human pain threshold based on minute analysis of chemical markers. He has also just broken up with his artist girlfriend after she discovered a shocking family secret in his past.
Seeking solace, Caleb finds a dark, old-fashioned saloon called House of Shields, and is mesmerised when a beautiful woman materialises out of the shadows, dressed like a 1940s movie star. The enigmatic Emmeline shares a pouring of absinthe with him, brushes his arm and vanishes.
As he pursues her through the brooding, night-time city, desperate to see her again, he simultaneously becomes entangled in a serial murder investigation that has … Learn More.
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