The Lost Apothecary - Sarah Penner

The Lost Apothecary

By Sarah Penner

  • Release Date: 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Historical
The Lost Apothecary book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 483 Ratings)

The Lost Apothecary Sarah Penner Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars


Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine,, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads!

March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick

“A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

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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User reviews about this book

  • perfect ending

    By nick54892632
    just when i thought this book might of left me hangin in the air, everything came together perfectly.
  • Excellent book

    By flowerchic7
    Loved every minute
  • The lost apothecary

    By mickithemouse
    I like this book very much. It was easy to follow the story as it went from present day 2021 to the 1791 time. I love that it’s a story of women who took matters into their own hands.
  • Could have been better

    By whitreads
    This book was an okay read. It kept me interested but it could’ve been better. I was a little disappointed in the end.
  • Seeing London in the past and present

    By Jamiam987
    Starts slow, then you get to a point where you just keep on going to find out what happens.... Almost reads like a true fascinating story.
  • Great cross-century woman-centered story

    By Justnameme
    This book scratched all kinds of itches for me! Historical fiction (eighteenth-century London), revenge (via poison), crossing the borders of time (to present-day London and an American protagonist who is rediscovering who she is), and friendships between women who lean on one another at their most vulnerable moments. It's fast-paced and suspenseful--no wonder it was an instant NYT bestseller!
  • Meh

    By fuss8765
    Boring and predictable.
  • A new favorite

    By Daynaplease
    I felt like I was there in each time, and just really enjoyed this book.
  • Didn’t want it to end!

    By Csp:75
    It’s been a very long time that I have loved a book as much as I love this book! I own the hard copy and the audiobook. I like to listen when I can’t read. I would also give that 5 stars! I binged read/ listened to this book in two days. I didn’t want it to end. I look forward to more books by this author! Definitely in my top 5 favorite books! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Sweet and twisted

    By magbowen
    Great story! The relationships feel so natural and you really feel the feelings being expressed by the main character.

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