As with previous novel The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose is another back and forth storyline telling the tale of the present protagonist and their past transgressions. This time however it’s far more complex as it details the old and new of two main characters instead of one, making it more complex, more compelling, and all the better for it.
I really enjoyed this book, but felt there were a tad too many clues as to the twist at the end. Whilst I enjoy trying to figure out where a novel is going, I always enjoy the ones I never get more than the ones I do.
I’d still recommend it as a good read though, and I’m definitely looking forward to see how the author develops as a writer.