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 Neighbor.
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…
Early praise for THE POISON GARDEN:
“THE POISON GARDEN is a taut, absorbing, richly atmospheric thriller. I started it one morning and finished it late the same night. A. J. Banner is a master of smart psychological suspense.”
– Cristina Alger, bestselling author of THE BANKER’S WIFE and GIRLS LIKE US
“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
“A. J. Banner delivers with a suspenseful tale full of twists and turns you won’t see coming! THE POISON GARDEN will keep you guessing until the last page!”
– Ingrid Thoft, author of the critically acclaimed novels Duplicity, Identity, Loyalty, and Brutality.
"A. J. Banner writes a chilling page-turner that will snap you out of any book slump! The setting, characters, and plot will pull you into a twisting adventure that will keep you riveted. Perfect for a weekend away by a cozy fire or a beach, THE POISON GARDEN will keep you wondering and continue to surprise you right until the last page!"
– Laurie Petrou, author of SISTER OF MINE and LOVE, HEATHER
“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.”
– Barbara Taylor Sissel, bestselling author of bestselling author of FAULTLINES and THE TRUTH WE BURY
“In THE POISON GARDEN, A. J. Banner adds another fantastic book to her evocative, captivating genre... creating a world where nature is both the salvation and the threat. Once again, she places her characters in unsettling settings and even more ominous relationships to tell a riveting suspense story with an unforgettable ending.” – Amber Cowie, bestselling author of RAPID FALLS
"A. J. Banner has crafted yet another wonderfully dark tale of love and loss with THE POISON GARDEN, a fast-paced, twisted ride into the depths of obsession and deceit.”
– Victoria Helen Stone, bestselling author of JANE DOE
“A fast-paced ride that leaves you guessing until the last page. THE POISON GARDEN is sure to please fans of Banner’s work. Engrossing and fun, I read it in one sitting.”
– Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of THE GOOD LIAR and I'LL NEVER TELL
If you haven’t read my third novel of psychological suspense, AFTER NIGHTFALL, it’s now available from Lake Union Publishing!
Check out the fabulous book trailer created by my Lake Union/Amazon Publishing team!
Read an Up Close interview with me in the August, 2018 issue of The Big Thrill!
Thank you to Linda's Book Obsession for this wonderful review of AFTER NIGHTFALL.
TLC Book Tours Instagram and review tour for AFTER NIGHTFALL
July and August 2018. See website for details.
Catch a past interview with me here on Authors on the Air:
Listen to A. J. Banner on Authors on the Air with host Pam Stack