Friday 22 June 2018

BLOG TOUR ~ The Poison Bed by E.C. Fremantle ~ REVIEW

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Poison Bed by E.C. Fremantle where I have a review of her latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Katie Ashworth from Michael Joseph/Penguin Random House Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:

With HUGE thanks to Katie Ashworth Michael Joseph and Penguin Random House, I received a copy of this in exchange of an honest review......

A king, his lover and his lover's wife. One is a killer.

In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest and most powerful men in the kingdom.

Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake.

Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?

The Poison Bed is set in early 17th Century at the Court of King James I and is based on a true story of a real-life murder. The story is told from two points of view, "Her" and "Him" who are Robert Carr who is the favourite of James I and his wife Frances Carr (Howard). Frances was rescued by Robert from an abusive marriage and Robert has risen from nothing to become one of the country's most powerful men. They are accused of the poisoning and death of Sir Thomas Overvurg and are held in the tower awaiting their trial and tell their sides of the story as to how they met to what happened regarding the death of Sir Thomas Overvurg.

To be honest I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction books but I absolutely LOVED this one, it was such a page turner full of twists, turns, secrets, lies and murder. It's definitely a well researched and plotted novel and the attention to detail is just perfect. A dark and compelling read and I couldn't turn the pages quick enough to see what the resolution was and it didn't disappoint.  I don't really want to say much more about this as I don't want to spoil it but just get it, you definitely won't be disappointed. 

The Poison Bed is available from all good bookshops, libraries, audio and on Kindle and it is currently £7.99 at the time of publication of this review.

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