Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Poison Garden” by A.J. Banner, Lake Union, Oct. 2019
WOW! A.J. Banner, Author of “The Poison Garden” has written an intense, intriguing, captivating, suspenseful, and page-turning novel. The Genres for this novel are Psychological Thriller, Psychological Suspense, Mystery, and Fiction. There are twists and turns, betrayals, danger, and murder. This is a thought-provoking novel and has some gaslighting moments. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her dramatic characters as complicated, complex, manipulative, and psychologically unbalanced.
Elise Watters is a pharmacist that has taken over the responsibilities of her deceased mother’s herbal gardens. Elise is extremely comfortable and wealthy. She is now married to a doctor, who is her second husband. For her first wedding anniversary, Elise gets quite an unexpected traumatic surprise. Elise now questions everything and everyone. Somehow, Elise manages to sleepwalk and is not aware of her actions and activity. The people closest to her try to convince her that they are there to help her. Do you really believe that?
I would highly recommend this thrilling and chilling novel for those readers who enjoy a psychological challenge!