“It’s an exhilarating, frenzied ride of violence and betrayal; when I finished, I just wanted to read another Gus Monet novel.” ~ Sarah Weinman, New York Times
POISON LILIES — After solving her mother’s murder, Gus Monet thought she was finally settled. Content for the first time in her life. Done with digging into the past. But it’s not to be. When Gus makes a mistake she can’t undo, she does the only thing she can: cuts and runs in the dead of night. Gus lands at The Ambassador Court, an art-deco apartment building in one of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods where no one knows her. A good place to hide. She soon meets Poppy Honeywell, her reclusive elderly neighbour who happens to be a descendant of the Mutchmores, one of the city’s founding families. When a body emerges from an icy pond in a nearby park, Gus’s curiosity with Poppy’s influential family suddenly takes a perilous turn. The Mutchmores have been hiding a secret for decades—one they’re willing to do anything to keep buried. Little do they know, that’s just the kind of secret Gus can’t resist.