As The Page Turns: A Beautiful Poison

book review

book review


My name is Paige and I love books. I have a strong obsession to reading and with traveling full time what better way to kill time in the airport than to sit and read! Every month I will be reading a new book and giving a quick summary and book review. I would love it if you all would follow along this journey and comment what you think!

A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang

Historical Fiction – 1918, New York City

“But Florence’s death brought splendor to Allene’s cheeks not because of the snuffing out of a certain needle-nosed, irritating socialite, but because of whom it drew to her side.” –Chapter 1

So here is the scoop:  1918 New York City was plagued by not only outbreaks of Spanish Influenza, but also the First World War. However, for socialite Allene, conducting science experiments and adverting her fiancé was more important. Until her close circle begins to die off. Armed with more questions than answers Allene recruits her childhood friends to help have some fun and solve mysteries before getting wed.

Thoughts: Personally, I never go for murder mysteries first because I would never be able to sleep and with traveling full-time, sleep is a precious thing. Secondly, I have an over active imagination which would make me think I am in 1918 with the fear of becoming poisoned or coming down with the Spanish Influenza, which after reading about, no one should ever experience that. Yet with all these reasons not to download this book, I did, which was an amazing decision. Not only are Kang’s characters easy to relate and get caught up in, but the book is well written and leaves the readers on the edge of their seats! With just the right amount of mystery and a little bit of romance, I was able to get some sleep and enjoy the twists and turns of the story. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves a little mystery or romance!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Where to find it: Amazon carries this in hardback starting at $9.00 and in the Kindle version FOR FREE!

Next month’s book: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman Sundberg

Have you read either of these books? What are your thoughts? Any other book suggestions? Comment below!

Lots of love,


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