The Poison Garden

The Poison Garden

Shocking, tense and sharply written, The Poison Garden is the gripping new novel from the international bestseller and Edgar award-winning Alex Marwood. Where Romy grew up, if someone died you never spoke of them again. Now 22, 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 h Shocking, tense and sharply written, The Poison Garden is the gripping new novel from the international bestselle...

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Title:The Poison Garden
Author:Alex Marwood
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Poison Garden Reviews

  • Blair
    Jul 14, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

    I?ve read all of Alex Marwood?s excellent books and this one does not disappoint. I?m very stingy with my stars, but this was an instant five star read. It?s the tale of two sisters who grow up in a closeted Christian sect, one of whom builds a life outside that group and one o...

    to follow ...

    A solid, intriguing idea but the writing doesn't live up to the premise. I think the point at which I 'noped out' was when a chapter told from the perspective of a five-year-old used the word 'horripilate'. Review copy via Edelweiss. ...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Apr 09, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

  • gem
    May 20, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

  • Rachel Bridgeman
    Jul 31, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

  • Helen (TBC)
    Jun 28, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

    I?ve read all of Alex Marwood?s excellent books and this one does not disappoint. I?m very stingy with my stars, but this was an instant five star read. It?s the tale of two sisters who grow up in a closeted Christian sect, one of whom builds a life outside that group and one o...

    to follow ...

  • Fiona Mccormick
    Jul 16, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

    I?ve read all of Alex Marwood?s excellent books and this one does not disappoint. I?m very stingy with my stars, but this was an instant five star read. It?s the tale of two sisters who grow up in a closeted Christian sect, one of whom builds a life outside that group and one o...

    to follow ...

    A solid, intriguing idea but the writing doesn't live up to the premise. I think the point at which I 'noped out' was when a chapter told from the perspective of a five-year-old used the word 'horripilate'. Review copy via Edelweiss. ...

    Oh this was excellent - and extremely dark! It is terrifying how some people can get caught up in a cult like existence by blindly following an ideology headed up by charismatic personalities. I found myself getting angry at some of the characters, thinking stop being so ridiculous and...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    Aug 14, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

  • Kat
    May 21, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

  • Gary
    Jul 05, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

  • Gary
    Jul 05, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

  • Angie
    May 17, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

  • Sarah
    Jul 07, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

    I?ve read all of Alex Marwood?s excellent books and this one does not disappoint. I?m very stingy with my stars, but this was an instant five star read. It?s the tale of two sisters who grow up in a closeted Christian sect, one of whom builds a life outside that group and one o...

    to follow ...

    A solid, intriguing idea but the writing doesn't live up to the premise. I think the point at which I 'noped out' was when a chapter told from the perspective of a five-year-old used the word 'horripilate'. Review copy via Edelweiss. ...

    Oh this was excellent - and extremely dark! It is terrifying how some people can get caught up in a cult like existence by blindly following an ideology headed up by charismatic personalities. I found myself getting angry at some of the characters, thinking stop being so ridiculous and...

    An unflinching and multi-layered depiction of the complicated dynamics of an apocalyptic cult. Romy is one of the main voices of this book. Her navigation of the world outside the cult creates a completely skewed narrative that adds to the reader's feeling of being off-balance and ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    May 12, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

  • Rachel Sargeant
    Aug 10, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Jul 09, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

  • Janet
    Jul 06, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

    I?ve read all of Alex Marwood?s excellent books and this one does not disappoint. I?m very stingy with my stars, but this was an instant five star read. It?s the tale of two sisters who grow up in a closeted Christian sect, one of whom builds a life outside that group and one o...

    to follow ...

    A solid, intriguing idea but the writing doesn't live up to the premise. I think the point at which I 'noped out' was when a chapter told from the perspective of a five-year-old used the word 'horripilate'. Review copy via Edelweiss. ...

    Oh this was excellent - and extremely dark! It is terrifying how some people can get caught up in a cult like existence by blindly following an ideology headed up by charismatic personalities. I found myself getting angry at some of the characters, thinking stop being so ridiculous and...

    An unflinching and multi-layered depiction of the complicated dynamics of an apocalyptic cult. Romy is one of the main voices of this book. Her navigation of the world outside the cult creates a completely skewed narrative that adds to the reader's feeling of being off-balance and ...

    The Poison Garden is a real departure for Alex Marwood ? I started reading expecting a crime thriller but it quickly turned into something else entirely and it was a fabulous surprise. Strange, other-worldly and shocking, I loved this book and didn?t want the story-telling to end. ...

    I've previously read The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood and really enjoyed that book. I was therefore very eager to read this new book. It is a bleak story of brainwashing by an apocalyptic cult, the impact on the lives of the children and there adjustment post-cult. At times the w...

  • Clare
    Jul 27, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

  • Heather
    Jul 08, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

  • Emma Shaw
    Jul 28, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

  • Helen Carolan
    Aug 03, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

  • Paromjit
    Jun 30, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

  • Hilary Mortz
    Jun 25, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

    I?ve read all of Alex Marwood?s excellent books and this one does not disappoint. I?m very stingy with my stars, but this was an instant five star read. It?s the tale of two sisters who grow up in a closeted Christian sect, one of whom builds a life outside that group and one o...

    to follow ...

    A solid, intriguing idea but the writing doesn't live up to the premise. I think the point at which I 'noped out' was when a chapter told from the perspective of a five-year-old used the word 'horripilate'. Review copy via Edelweiss. ...

    Oh this was excellent - and extremely dark! It is terrifying how some people can get caught up in a cult like existence by blindly following an ideology headed up by charismatic personalities. I found myself getting angry at some of the characters, thinking stop being so ridiculous and...

    An unflinching and multi-layered depiction of the complicated dynamics of an apocalyptic cult. Romy is one of the main voices of this book. Her navigation of the world outside the cult creates a completely skewed narrative that adds to the reader's feeling of being off-balance and ...

    The Poison Garden is a real departure for Alex Marwood ? I started reading expecting a crime thriller but it quickly turned into something else entirely and it was a fabulous surprise. Strange, other-worldly and shocking, I loved this book and didn?t want the story-telling to end. ...

  • peggy
    Jul 18, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

  • Gulnaz
    Jul 07, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

  • Sarah Stone
    Jul 09, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

  • Indieflower
    Aug 08, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

  • Andrea Hicks
    Jul 06, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

  • MarmottanReads
    Jul 25, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...

    Thank you to Little Brown Group, Alex Marwood and Net Galley for my ARC. Thoroughly shocking and actually believable. because it could and does happen. This exploration of a cult and the brainwashing of its followers is harrowing. When the survivors made it into the 'real' world it's ...

    I?ve read all of Alex Marwood?s excellent books and this one does not disappoint. I?m very stingy with my stars, but this was an instant five star read. It?s the tale of two sisters who grow up in a closeted Christian sect, one of whom builds a life outside that group and one o...

  • Karen R.
    Jun 11, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

  • 4rachel
    Jul 09, 2019

    Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic, tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of the dangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living. A multilayered narrative provides us with insights and observations of life before, du...

    This is a novel I?ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait- nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense, beautiful and utterly gripping. The thing about this book is it is full of layers, Romy...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I really like Alex Marwood's style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter, a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rural property owned by a cult, where everyone else appears to be dead. I became totally engrossed in this thought provok...

    I have previously read 'The Darkest Secret' by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn't connect with this book. I love the writing style but this particular book didn't do it for me. In this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world ...

    I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood's previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month and delighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDEN. THE POISON GARDEN is a real departure from the authors previous books focusing more on the ...

    This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I?ve read. I loved The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and the Darkest Secret, and The Poison Garden does not disappoint. It fascinates each of Marwood?s books is distinctive and different, all excellent but if you didn?t know, yo...

    I love Alex Marwood?s books, I?ve been a fan since reading The Wicked Girls and with each book she offers an insight into some kind of dark and twisted world. Within The Poison Garden we are forced to confront the controversial issue of cults, communes, and how they treat each oth...

    Another excellent read from Ms Marwood. The members of a cult are fond dead in Wales but there have been some survivors. When Sarah learns that her sisters children are still alive she agrees to have them live with her. But the children struggle to adapt to life outside the cult and ma...

    Cult fiction is salaciously interesting; there?s so much curiosity into this evergreen fascination. The Poison Garden offers different points of view in cascading timelines- we see within their communal life, as well as when they?re forced to live amongst the dead- love the way ...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. I have enjoyed all Alex Marwood`s books so I was excited to read The Poison Garden. The prologue started when the police were called to The Ark, a large commune set in the countrys...

    I know very little about cults and their beliefs, this book certainly opened my eyes. Toxic and darn right scary. A survivalist cult is always preparing for the end of the world. Now imagine what would happen if someone decides to give it a helping hand. This book is beautifully wr...

    I enjoyed this book....I love Alex Marwood?s books, and am a sucker for anything involving cults. So this book was a slam dunk. When Romy escapes the cult she was raised in, we expect her to become enthralled with the new world she was kept from her whole live. But she surprises us...

    When Alex Marwood writes I don't feel as though I'm reading a book. I feel as though I'm living it. ?The Poison Garden? is no exception. This is my most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and wow! It's even better than I expected. Marwood manages to create characters who evoke e...

    I have to be extremely careful to avoid spoilers here as this is a book I would want as many lovers of thrillers, dark suspense and horror to read without knowing where they are going. After escaping the Plas Golau cult, Romy(who has lived there since she was 8 months old) has to ad...

    I?ve really enjoyed Alex Marwood?s previous novels like The Darkest Secret so was really excited to read this especially learning that it?s about cults, a topic that intrigues me. The book opens with a scene in Wales where two officers have been called down by a farmer because ...

    The Poison Garden was amazing, unputdownable, disturbing, and heart wrenching. I think I experienced every range of emotion throughout the book. I could not fathom how Romy, Ilo, and Eden physically and mentally survived the day their lives changed forever. As they recovered from the f...

    As soon as I read the overview of this book and it mentions a cult that was me hooked !! I have always had a big fascination for reading about cults and this book was brilliant, told in two timelines and from different points of view it draws you in with its descriptions of life in the...

    "None of us will be the same, by tomorrow, she thinks." Two police officers are called out to investigate an awful smell on a farm by a neighbour: a seemingly innocuous call that gives them no warning of the life-changing and terrible sight they?re about to discover: lifeless bodi...

    Although the author?s previous novels were psychological thrillers that didn?t shy away from graphic and visceral detail, The Poison Garden is even harder hitting as well as more literary. You know you?re in for a disturbing read when an apparently stereotypical police procedural...

    I?m always excited by Alex Marwood books ? she addresses difficult issues sympathetically but unflinchingly. The book is about cults and belief systems, and the toxic effect they can have on people and relationships. It opens with a gruesome discovery on a remote farm in Wales, wh...

    The Poison Garden grabs you from page 1 . A shocking discovery is made -of what appears to be a Jones like mass suicide in and around the grounds of the head quarters of a cult in rural Wales. Their main purpose was to prepare for the Apocalypse under the watchful eye of their leade...