|Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials||MYSTERY PENNER, SARAH||Check Shelf|
|Manchester, Whiton Branch - New Materials||PENNER, SARAH c.51||Check Shelf|
|Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials||RAPIDREAD P||Check Shelf|
301 pages : map ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientèle. 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.