I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book.
It’s not historical fiction, however. The olde English dialogue is anachronistic.
But for some reason, the story works.
Anticipate an adaptation for the screen.
Two time frames:
Late 1700s London. An apothecary who sells poisons only to kill misbehaving men. And her curious 12-year-old assistant.
Modern day London. An American woman who’s whose marriage is disintegrating — by chance — decides to investigate the apothecary.