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DOWNLOAD à The Lost Apothecary ó In this addictive and spectacularly imagined debut, a female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision courseRuleThe poison must never be used to harm another womanRuleThe names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary s registerOne cold February evening in , at the back of a dark London alley in a hidden apothecary shop, Nella awaits her newest customer Once a respected healer, Nella now uses her knowledge for a darker purpose selling well disguised poisons to desperate women who would kill to be free of the men in their lives But when her new patron turns out to be a precocious twelve year old named Eliza Fanning, an unexpected friendship sets in motion a string of events that jeopardizes Nella s world and threatens to expose the many women whose names are written in her registerIn present day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband s infidelity When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, she can t resist investigating, only to realize she s found a link to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London over two centuries ago As she deepens her search, Caroline s life collides with Nella s and Eliza s in a stunning twist of fate and not everyone will surviveWith crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating exploration of women rebelling against a man s world, the destructive force of revenge and the remarkable ways that women can save each other despite the barrier of time I couldn t wait to get home, sit down, and get BACK to this story There is a constant thread of what s going to happen next and the feeling that any of us can have an adventure, if only we press onward, DECIDE to live, and look for a mystery to be solved.Penner writes with bravado and a deep sense of character Her plotting is spot on and she serves up one hell of a story This one s destined for the NY Times. An avenger female who can concoct poisonous formulas to help you get rid of man trouble This hell of an outstanding synopsis idea put this book on my radar To the attention of the abusers, cheaters, bullies and most disgusting human wastes who treat the women like doormats you should beware because there is an intelligent, vicious angel of death who is also apothecary is coming after you Nella is a ghost, wowed to help the mentally and physically hurt women who needs her support, hiding behin An avenger female who can concoct poisonous formulas to help you get rid of man trouble This hell of an outstanding synopsis idea put this book on my radar To the attention of the abusers, cheaters, bullies and most disgusting human wastes who treat the women like doormats you should beware because there is an intelligent, vicious angel of death who is also apothecary is coming after you Nella is a ghost, wowed to help the mentally and physically hurt women who needs her support, hiding behind the secret walls of small store, conducting her business discreetly She is playing by the rules Rule number 1 She has two basic rules those concoctions she dispensed cannot be used to harm another woman Rule number 2 Names of murderer and victims must be recorded at the apothecary s register When she starts to form a unique friendship with Eliza Fanning who is only 12, working at the store with her, a string of unfortunate events put her and the women whose names are recorded at register in danger to be exposed At the present time, we re introduced to aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell who plans to celebrate her tenth year anniversary with her beloved husband But as long as she finds out her husband dearest is a cheating bastard, she travels alone to London, meeting with a mudlarking group on the shores of Thames As she mucks through the water, she finds a glass vial which brings out so many secrets and with the help of an employee from British library she finds herself digging out to solve 200 years long mystery Those three women s paths cross and Caroline gets closer to solve the secrets behind apothecary murders This is so much exciting, mysterious and intriguing than I ever imagine After finishing this book, I decided to readabout mudlarking and since I ve read the story about Mary Ann Cotton who had poisoned nearly 21 victims at the 19th century, I want to take a time travel trip and search forintriguing stories.Overall Attention capturing, well developed story with impeccable characterization and high tense, gothic, dark atmosphere won my heart I truly enjoyed it I have to congratulate Sarah Penner for her brilliant debut Special thanks to NetGalley and HARLEQUIN Park Row for sharing this incredible ARC with me in exchange my honest opinions This was such an engrossing and fascinating read for me, encompassing the wonderful pastime of mudlarking coupled with a dual story line this had me gripped from page one till the very end.Caroline is a young woman anticipating the near day when she and her husband James will fly to London to make plans for their future and celebrate their 10th anniversary But all the happy plans are crushed for Caroline when she discovers James has been having an affair To now contemplate the future and escap This was such an engrossing and fascinating read for me, encompassing the wonderful pastime of mudlarking coupled with a dual story line this had me gripped from page one till the very end.Caroline is a young woman anticipating the near day when she and her husband James will fly to London to make plans for their future and celebrate their 10th anniversary But all the happy plans are crushed for Caroline when she discovers James has been having an affair To now contemplate the future and escape the pain Caroline travels onward alone to London where she happens upon a mudlarking group on the shores of The Thames Mudlarking for those who may not know is a centuries old pastime of folks scouring the mud for old items of value, it was a means of survival for some adults and children to sell what they found in order to feed their families Not really knowing whether she cares to involve herself in mucking through the water for items she finds a small glass vial that will change the course of her life and lead her to search for the origins and secrets the vial holds In the alternate story line going back to the late 1700 s, Nella is a woman who has chosen to live in secret as an apothecary to not only make her special healing tinctures but also as a means to kill men, men who have betrayed, hurt and deceived women Through word of mouth Nella receives secret requests from women to conjure up poison remedies that will kill the boyfriends, husbands and lovers who all have caused them pain in way or another Vowing never to hurt any women in the course of dispensing her poisonous tinctures Nella will receive a request that will put her lifelong vow to help women in danger as well as her own life.I have recently begun exploring the topic of mudlarking and long to knowabout the fascinating historical objects that have been gleaned from the mud and waters through the years, so I was excited to read this when I first spotted it This novel also peakedof an interest for me in the poisoning cases during the Victorian era, leading me to seek out the books the author has mentioned in her notes All in all this was an engrossing and totally fascinating read Recommended.Thank you to Edelweiss and author Sarah Penner for a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review Sarah Penner kept me guessing until the last page of this addictive, atmospheric novel about an apothecary, who concocts poisons to help women exact revenge on men who have betrayed them, and the woman who uncovers her secrets over 200 years later Meticulously researched, The Lost Apothecary is both a cure for idleness and a recipe for intrigue Prepare to be consumed by this carefully plotted, propulsive debut.