Reviews

  • A creepy and powerfully immersive retelling of one of the greatest scandals of the Jacobean court . . . The Poison Bed is unerringly addictive. Fremantle's writing has a dynamic quality and an immediacy that draws readers in, whether or not they're familiar with the material of the story

    Marylebone Journal
  • A twisting psychological thriller based on a real Jacobean murder. Unputdownable

    The Times
  • A gripping historical thriller. Think Gone Girl with bodices. Brilliant

    Glamour
  • A tale of intrigue and ambition, this is a rich and fascinating book

    ONE OF THE BEST RECENT CRIME NOVELS, The Guardian
  • A gripping page-turner that will have you awake long into the night. Ingenious

    The Times
  • An electrifying, brilliantly executed thriller

    Woman & Home
  • Who is to blame? And will they get away with it? A rollicking read

    Heat
  • Exquisite. The reveal is terrifying

    Toby Clements
  • Immaculately detailed and atmospheric, this Jacobean mystery borrows from both the revenge tragedies and contemporary noir thriller to manipulate the reader. It is dark, clever and compulsive

    Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
  • A Jacobean Gone Girl! Dark and deeply satisfying, The Poison Bed is a tale of monstrous intrigue and murder

    M J Carter