Poison Lilies by Katie Tallo | Review

Poison Lilies | Katie Tallo | HarperCollins | Pub: May 24, 2022 | Pages: 368

This is book #2 in the Gus Monet Series.

I really enjoyed this book, but it took me forever to get into it. The pace was so slow it took me days to try to power through the first half of the book. However, the last half did not disappoint! Gus is really starting to grow on me, and I loved the addition of some characters (no spoilers!) Gus is such a strong independent character, I just love her character so much, and her sidekick Levi! It makes the story so much better to have Gus and Levi attached at the hip.

I’m looking forward to reading the next books in the series! I recommend reading Dark August prior to this one though! Otherwise, you are missing a lot of background information and events.

In addition, I’ve lived in Ottawa for four years, so I absolutely loved the setting of this story! It was nice knowing where the locations in a book were for once! Great Canadian author, and great story! I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with a physical ARC of this book. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

In Katie Tallo's thrilling follow-up to the international bestseller Dark August, Gus Monet is swept into the orbit of a prominent, wealthy family whose privilege is founded on a dangerous web of secrets they're desperate to keep hidden

After moving back to her hometown and solving her mother's murder, August (Gus) Monet thought she was done. Settled. Content for the first time in her life.

Cue hard reset number whatever.

She made a mistake she couldn't undo, so Gus cut and run. Packed all her things in the dead of night and took off. Now somewhat settled into The Ambassador, an art-deco apartment building with cheap rent in one of Ottawa's oldest neighborhoods, Gus has found the perfect place for a fresh start—or a good place to hide.

Gus also finds friendship in Poppy Honeywell, her reclusive neighbor perpetually wrapped in a pink kimono like an aging Old Hollywood starlet. She's also a descendant of the Mutchmores, one of the town's founding families. When a body is found in the pond of a nearby park, her connection to this powerful and wealthy family turns dangerous, possibly deadly. The Mutchmores are hiding something and are willing to do anything to keep their secrets buried.

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