• The Poison Tree

  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Erin Kelly (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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I couldn't stop listening the book.

Loved it. I loved how the main character became a lot like her friend. I felt so bad for Rex the entire book.

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Ugh--wasted hours blah blah blah

Not worth a credit. Takes forever to get going and I've got 4 hours left. I never leave a book unfinished but I'll be deleting from device

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Get Ready For A Great Listen

I loved this book. Told in the first person by Karen the story reveals how mistakes made in youth can come back to haunt you with dire consequences. The narrator, Jennifer Ikeda, did a great job with the English accent and only a few words led me to believe she wasn't English herself. I looked her up and found she is American. Still an excellent job done with a brilliant story. Just bought Erin Kelly's He Said- She Said because I enjoyed The Poison Tree so much.

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A little bizarre, but a captivating mystery.

Level-headed, genius scholar meets "Cray cray narcissistic little rich girl" and together they embark upon an unforgettable, intoxicating summer.

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Editor needed

It took to chapter 22 for anything to really start happening. Fairly boring up until then. A lot should have been edited out.

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The most important character is unconvincing

The story is good. It has element of Barbara Vine, concentrating on the bohemian life of young people on the edge of society in London.

But.... we are supposed to love and root for one of the major female characters. And I didn't. She was just annoying, flirtatious, and shallow. Needed a full re-write to fix that person.