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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erin Kelly Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Successful journalist Erin Kelly has electrified readers and critics alike with her debut novel The Poison Tree. In this scintillating work, Karen and her daughter Alice have established a safe, happy life free from the madness of Karen's past. But when Karen's former lover Rex is released from prison, her old associations intrude upon the present - and threaten everything she holds dear.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yellowoasis | 2/15/2014

    " I can see why she is compared to Ruth Rendell. She's trying hard to emulate the form and style but it seemed like she was trying a bit too hard. I didn't really like the protagonist or find her believable. It's almost as if she's applied a computer model to a Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine novel and this is what's been generated: a mysterious, attractive and enigmatic young woman, a tragedy, eccentric characters who are not quite believable. It's almost a parody. Disapppointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire Baggott | 2/12/2014

    " Found this story very slow, but I finished it in the end. Slightly dull but the ending was fairly good . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 2/12/2014

    " I originally chose this book b/c of its title and cover, it came across as interesting. I enjoyed imagining how each character's accent would sound like throughout the book. An intriguing story built upon the relationship between three main characters, all the while centering around a few main aspects: Life choices, Love, & Loyalty. At least that's my take on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/10/2014

    " Enjoyed this book. Had a modern feel and really felt I got to know the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Poppy Hall | 2/5/2014

    " i enjoyed this but the fact that i was almost near the end before the actual main thing 'happened' was annoying as this was referred to throughout the book. generally im not a fan of first person style novels but this was ok. very easy reading, simple plot and language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fi | 1/23/2014

    " 340 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/23/2014

    " OK, so I'm a sucker for bookflap copy that name-checks Donna Tartt and Tana French. Compared to those two, The Poison Tree was just OK. Well written and engaging, but still lacking somehow. Surprise ending felt kind of artificial and tacked-on. Still, it was the best thing I've read in a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bibliophile | 1/17/2014

    " I probably would give this pretender to the Ruth Rendell throne four stars if it weren't for the fact that the characters really annoyed me! Rex was such a nebbish and Biba was always so clearly up to no good (and their filthy home sounded disgusting rather than alluring!) that I couldn't fathom why Karen was so entranced by these people. Blech! However, points for the suspense part, which was ace, and I also LOVED all the descriptive stuff about London! So a strong debut by Erin Kelly; I'm looking forward to reading her next novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daisy | 1/15/2014

    " Shocking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/13/2014

    " A mystery that surprised me, more than once. Also, the narrator is good with languages and uses big, clever words that I got to look up. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Gallant | 1/13/2014

    " This book was a really good read. Great story and I Love the characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mlmusick | 1/8/2014

    " Listen to this book. Great reader. Great ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lou Ann | 12/28/2013

    " This was a real page turner! Could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellie | 12/27/2013

    " I loved this a real page turner. The characters were believable and such a good story. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Grech | 2/8/2013

    " Love this story and the slow release of information with every page turn. Took me back to my younger days and completely floored me at the end. I devoured this book and all its tortured souls! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/2/2013

    " This has a shocker of an ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 1/4/2013

    " Entertaining but not as good as I wanted it to be. The writing was fine but the plot wasn't as "creepy" as it wants to be and there were a few week threads. Story left me with a few questions - not in a good way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 withane | 12/7/2012

    " Loved this book. Suspenseful without being too crazed. Really unexpected (and true-to-life) ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nerak | 9/7/2012

    " Started out well but then realized that I had read too many books like this one. Writing wasn't good enough to hold my interest in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellyscopes | 6/15/2012

    " Good book but found it difficult to keep interest in the characters to begin with. Good twist in the plot at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 4/20/2012

    " Not what I was expecting. Thought it would be more of a murder mystery. Interesting build-up and I kept turning the pages. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed by the end and I predicted much of it. However, I will read more from the author because of her writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 1/17/2012

    " I enjoyed this story but it was quite predictable so it didn't really hide any surprises for me. But was a good weekend read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merelyn | 1/10/2012

    " OK Not what it could be? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/5/2011

    " very good read. Kept the mystery of Karen's secret to the very end before unveiling it and wrapping up all the details. Would highly recommend it. "

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About the Author
Author Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly has worked as a freelance journalist for ten years. A regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Psychologies, Red, and Look, she has also written for Elle, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Also the author of the acclaimed psychological thrillers Poison Tree and The Sick Rose, Kelly lives in north London with her husband and daughter.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Ikeda has been narrating audiobooks since 2002. Among her readings are When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park; Just Listen by Sarah Dessen; and After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates. She has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards.