Our bookseller says:
“I am FURIOUS! I read this book in a day and I need the sequel NOW! Signa Farrow just can’t seem to die, no matter how many times she breaks her neck or drinks poison. Death seems to be her near-constant companion, though she hates him for taking so many of her family members. Signa is obstinate and opinionated and I loved her journey of self-acceptance and finding her place in the world. Death, and Signa’s relationship with him, were so sexy they’ll make you wonder: am I in love with Death? A murder mystery whodunit combined with a regency-era period piece, Belladonna is a delicious tale of betrayal, coming of age, and doing anything for the people (and spirits) you love.”
Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy. Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.
However, Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he’s made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful—and more irresistible—than she ever dared imagine.