I really wasn’t prepared for what I was about to read when I started The Poison Thread. We follow Dorothea, a wealthy young women with a fascination towards phrenology *the study of the shape and size of the cranium as a supposed indication of character and mental illness.. totally had to look this up, just being real. Because of this fascination she takes it upon herself to visit the prison and talk to the inmates to better understand their motives behind their crimes. And at the same time
We also follow Ruth, she’s about to go on trial for murder.
When Dorothea meets Ruth for the first time, she’s aware that Ruth, and Ruth’s story is different, it’s the beginning of a life changing relationship.
The novel is written in a dual POV and we learn a lot from both characters, but personally I was more drawn to Ruth’s story, and thought Dorothea’s POV was almost first world problems compared to Ruth’s. I was to knock some sense into Dorothea..
“Dotty, there’s many more much important things to worry about!”
So I found myself flying through Dorothea’s chapters, but reeaaally taking my time reading Ruth’s chapters..
The last few chapters hit me hard, and unexpectedly.. I totally had to reread the last few chapters over and over again trying to understand.. “but why??!”
Definitely a page turner, will keep you on your toes, and the twists are Cray-ZY!