Devil's Breath by Jill Johnson - Book Review

Rating: 5/5

I've always been better with plants than people . . .

I now want my own garden of poisonous plants after finishing this book 🤣

The story follows Eustacia Rose, a professor of botanical toxicology, dismissed from her position at UCL. She now spends her days in her rooftop garden, studying her poisonous plants and watching her neighbours through her telescope.

She becomes intrigued by one of her neighbours, Simone, and the men she has in her life and starts documenting their comings and goings, (I loved that she gave them all nicknames after her poisonous plants!🤣)

She witnesses 'something' I don't want to give too many spoilers, and it causes her to leave her reclusive lifestyle to find answers....

I loved Roses character! She was eccentric and quirky, and a little awkward, and her development throughout the book was 🤌🏼

I loved all the twists and turns through the story, and the plot was so engaging, I couldn't put it down!

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Review by @nightshadesjournal

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Avid daydreamer and coffee drinker, obsessor of cats.

Books that have my heart are Name of the Wind, A Court of Mist and Fury, Darling Venom and Losers.

I love gaming on my switch, journaling and constantly rewatching Lotr.

You'll catch me curled up on the sofa with a cup of Lady Grey, reading my latest book with Ludovico Einaudi playing in the background.

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