The Lost Apothecary


"A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!" --Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code

A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to the Lost Apothecary...

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary's fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary's in a stunning twist of fate--and not everyone will survive.

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

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320 pages

Average rating: 7.09




Community Reviews

Jul 18, 2024
8/10 stars
The AUDACITY of James. He’s a diiiiiickkkk.
Caroline you do you boo.

Anyways. This was fun! Loved it. Good stuff. Thank you!
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Chapter Chick
Jun 02, 2024
So good! 5/5
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Cyn's Workshop
Jun 01, 2024
8/10 stars
I'm glad Caroline stood her ground and stood up for herself. This separation was an excellent idea. And now she's going back to pursuing her dreams and passions! So happy for her. Eliza married Tom! Honestly, that one scene he was in, their meet-cute, was wholesome and adorable, and I loved it so much. I'm glad she got the future she deserved. Nella and Eliza, I loved their dynamic and how they stayed in each other's lives for the rest of their days. Eliza is the daughter that was taken from her, and for her to find happiness with her is wonderful. I just hope she went back to the ways her mother did things. Frederick doesn't deserve to control her life the way he did. Also, James is an asshole. And that's all I have to say on that matter. Thank you all for reading The Lost Apothecary. Remember to join me this June for Heartless Hunter! Message me for more details, and happy reading!
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May 26, 2024
8/10 stars
Interesting account between two women in different time periods. Liked the historical references and research that went into it. Little slow and not super invested in characters but overall liked it.
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May 02, 2024
8/10 stars
Really enjoyed this book. Quick and easy read, great story line and characters.
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