The Poison Garden
A. J. Banner


Paperback | Nov 2019 | Lake Union Publishing | 9781542042888 | 208pp | GEN | AUD$27.99, NZD$34.99

A woman’s idyllic life becomes a deceptive hall of mirrors in a thriller of exquisitely constructed psychological suspense by A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Good Neighbour.

Elise Watters seems to have it all — a blissful marriage, a gorgeous Victorian home surrounded by lush gardens, and a dream job running her late mother’s herbal boutique.

But on the eve of her first wedding anniversary, Elise makes a shocking discovery that turns her life upside down and casts doubt on everything she thought she knew — about her marriage, her friends, and even herself. As she treads into dangerous territory, Elise is forced to wonder: Is her whole future at stake? Or is paranoia getting the best of her?

If she is to believe what she sees, Elise has every reason to fear for her life…

'Banner's ability to maintain tension while teasing out the truth…keep[s] readers engaged.' — Publishers Weekly

'The Poison Garden is a dizzying tale of obsession, deception, and revenge, electric with tension from the first page through to the brilliant conclusion. I could not put it down!' — A.F. Brady, author of The Blind and Once a Liar

'The Poison Garden plays on a universal fear…Beneath the racing heart of this tautly written and compelling thriller lie deeper questions that speak to the bonds of love and loyalty, and the final shocking twist comes as a unique and ultimately satisfying surprise.' — Taylor Sissel, bestselling author of Faultlines and The Truth We Bury