The Dark Rose: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 2, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
149 Reviews
"A stunning look at human desperation, loyalty, and absolute terror" (Suspense Magazine) from the acclaimed author of The Poison Tree
 
When Erin Kelly burst onto the scene with The Poison Tree, readers were left breathless and hungry for more. Maureen Corrigan at the Washington Post pleaded, "More, please, Ms. Kelly! Quickly!" A story of secrets and guilt, The Dark Rose is a mesmerizing follow-up that's every bit as chilling and atmospheric as her acclaimed debut.

Nineteen-year-old Paul sits in a stark interrogation room across from two police officers. What started as petty theft turned into murder; only terror and loyalty keep him silent. Louisa spends her days roaming a crumbling Elizabethan garden—until she meets Paul, who is a dead ringer for her long-lost love. Louisa starts to hope she can find happiness again, but neither of them can outrun his violent past.
  

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First-class writing that is absolutely captivating! - Goodreads
The endings, of her books are also kind of predictable. - Goodreads
Gripping plot and rich (but very flawed) characters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Malia - Goodreads

2.5 stars This was my third book by Erin Kelly, and in my opinion, the weakest. BURNING AIR, I felt, was the most engaging, despite POISON TREE getting all the accolades. In any case, the plot of THE ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tiffany Reisz - Goodreads

Interesting book. Very much a page-turner. Recommended for readers of light thrillers. I am amused by the tendency by authors of literary fiction and commercial fiction to skimp on sexual detail. This ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Erin Kelly is the author of the acclaimed thrillers The Poison Tree, The Dark Rose, and The Burning Air. She has worked as a freelance journalist for such publications as The Sunday Times (London) and the Sunday Telegraph (London), as well as for Glamour (U.K.) and Elle (U.K.) magazines. She lives in North London with her family.

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