The Poison Artist // Book Review


The second book I have chosen for my book reviews is one I read this Summer, The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore. If you read my last review about The Girl on the Train, you will know that my favourite genres are the crime thrillers. I can’t get enough of them and even when I go to a bookstore with the intention of buying a mixture, I’m lured over to the dark mystery covers and end up just buying a few of them. This is what happened when I picked up this one, and I don’t regret it. Again, there shall be no major spoilers to the end of the novel because I believe thriller novels and their twists should be enjoyed.

 To summarise, The Poison Artist is written from the point of view of Dr Caleb Maddox – a toxicologist who studies the chemical effects of pain. After a fall out with his girlfriend, he meets a mysterious women at a bar and he can’t get her out of his mind. He is determined to find her. Upon searching for her, Caleb becomes mixed up within a series of murder investigations with the postmortems being inconclusive. Slowly, strings starts to match up and through a series of twists you are revealed the serial bay killer. (No, it’s not Dexters Bay Butcher).

 I read this book within a few days on holidays and during the last four or five chapters I couldn’t put it down. There were massive surprises and twists – what more could I want? I definitely would recommend this book to any psychological thriller lovers. I hadn’t read any of Jonathon Moore’s novels before, so was curious to find out if I would enjoy his writing, and I did. I will definitely be checking out any other novels he may have in the future. 

 If you have any book recommendations for me then leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to give them a go and read them! Also, if you find yourself reading The Poison Artist, let me know what you thought of it! I desperately want to discuss it with someone who has actually read it and understands the plot (trying to explain the entire novel and the twists to someone who doesn’t read and hasn’t read the novel just isn’t satisfactory enough). 

 Until next time…

~ K x


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