The Garden Plot: a novel

The Garden PlotIn a tiny Boston suburb, Margaret and Richard started out as a happy couple, but Richard’s alcoholism leads to the loss of his career and their home. After they move into a crappy house in a crappy town, his habit of finding fault with Margaret, and punishing her, escalates. Lately he has upped the ante still further and come close to killing her.

Having found a book about poisonous plants, many of which she already has in her beloved garden, Margaret plays with the idea of making up a toxic tincture and adding it to Richard’s nightcap, thus ending his tyranny and his life. Will she use it – or escape with her son to a safe house and disappear for good?