The Poison Tree giveaway
It's the summer of 1997 and Karen is in her final year at university. Strait-laced and shy, she has every intention of focussing on her studies until a chance encounter with the enigmatic and impossibly glamorous Biba changes everything. Biba lives with her brother Rex in a huge, rambling house, and the siblings invite Karen into their bohemian home. Captivated by their idyllic lifestyle, she soon embarks on a relationship with Rex, but as the weeks progress her sense of unease grows. What really happened to Rex and Biba's parents? And why is Rex so overprotective of his sister? By the end of the summer their fragile world has come crumbling down, and two people are dead.
Ten years later, the truth is still buried, and the demons of Karen's past are catching up with her...
'A dark, poetic, gripping, totally brilliant Brideshead Revisited for the 21st century'
The Times, Books of the Year
'A shadowy, impeccably told tale of passion, friendship and murder'
The Poison Tree had its small screen debut in December in the riveting ITV drama starring MyAnna Buring and Matthew Goode.
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2013 is a big year for author Erin Kelly: not only is she about to give birth to her second child, but her brilliant new book The Burning Air is out in hardback this week. Mumsnet will be featuring The Burning Air in a big way when it comes out in paperback later this year, so keep your eyes peeled for that!