The Sweetest Poison
When life has cast you in the role of victim, how do you find the strength to fight back?
When she was eight years old, Helen Clack was bullied so mercilessly that she was driven to a desperate act. Now she is being targeted once more, but this time her tormentor’s identity is shrouded in doubt.
When her life starts to disintegrate, she flees home to the wilds of north-eas...more
The author states on her website that she set out to write a saga-style series where we could get to know the characters thoroughly, including their complexities, contradictions and flaws, over time. Her style reminded me o ...more
August 10, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved the Scottish setting of this story, and the constant state of anxiety and suspense, starting with MC Helen Clack's morbid focus on ridding herself of the school bully who has chosen her for his most egregious attacks. The small town setting made young Helen's situation all the more horrible. Hector, the local Laird's son and her occasional champion, becomes a central character in he ...more
On three different occasions I tried to ‘get into’ reading this book, and my fourth time was not the charm! Characters are hard to follow and are not adequately introduced before they appear in the text. Scottish words are frequently utilized, but with no explanation as to what these words mean. This oversight requires that you must stop reading and r ...more
It took me a while to get into this story, I found it easy to put down and walk away and at one time a was ready to give up. I persevered and made it to the end, the story got better, probably about the time that Damian and Hector came back into the story. I think it was Helen's character that put me off, I didn't like her, I'm not a fan of people who tell lies.
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