A dark, gothic tale of romance... and murder.
Our heroine, Jessamine, has lost her faith in the men she loved, and her innocence as well. She turns to the dark side and plots to kill her father, using his own poisons, before becoming an assassin, a poisoner for hire. Can she recover from her heartache and reunite with her true love, Weed? Find out in this thrilling story where poisons, darkness and horror are a part of everyday life, and love is the only cure.
Jane Northumberland is married to the twelfth Duke of Northumberland and is mistress of Alnwick Castle, often referred to as the “Windsor of the North.” The earls and dukes of Northumberland have lived in Alnwick Castle for 700 years. The Duchess has spent the last fourteen years creating beautiful public gardens in the grounds of the castle and, because of her fascination and knowledge of poisons, has created the world-famous Poison Garden. Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden are the most popular tourist destinations in the north of England, attracting more than 800,000 visitors each year.