This title will be released on April 5, 2018.
Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy.When Rebecca Palmer’s new husband opens a pharmacy in Victorian Edinburgh, she expects to live the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. But her ideal turns to ashes when she discovers her husband is not what he seems.
As Rebecca struggles to maintain her dignity in the face of his infidelity and strange sexual desires, Alexander tries to pacify her so-called hysteria with a magical new chemical creation. A wonder-drug he calls heroin. Rebecca’s journey into addiction takes her further into her past, and her first, lost love, while Alexander looks on, curiously observing his wife’s descent.
Meanwhile, Alexander’s desire to profit from his invention leads him down a dangerous path that blurs science, passion, and death. He soon discovers that even the most promising experiments can have unforeseen and deadly consequences.
This book is set in the Victorian era and it is a story about a married couple Rebecca and Alexander. Alexander sets up a pharmacy and he tries to help his wife with hysteria by creating a magical new drug. I did think it was going to be more about the pharmacy side but it was interesting to read about Rebecca’s addiction. I really disliked her husband though, he seemed a very arrogant man who gets what he wants all the time.
I received a advanced reading copy of this book from Lovereading. Thank you.
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