There’s no doubt that some of you may be familiar with bestselling author Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks mystery series, but this time around Peter shifts gears, and the result is a stunning stand-alone novel called Before the Poison.
Before the Poison, in short, is the story of one man’s obsession with a decades-old murder that leads him down a dark and deadly path to find the truth. But believe me when I tell you there is nothing short about this novel. From the first page, which opens with the protagonist getting ready for her execution, Peter has us hooked. The transitions between past and present and the excerpts from Grace’s journal help to strengthen the story, giving readers a glimpse into life during WWII and into the mind and heart of a well-rounded heroine with a sense of adventure.
Combining the rich, atmospheric narrative of his award-winning novel In a Dry Season with the twisting suspense of the classic noir film Laura, there’s a lot for readers to sink their teeth into here. So get started now and read the first chapter!