If you enjoy dual narratives, flawed characters, and twisty plots, try The Lost Apothecary (2021) by Sarah Penner. Alternating between the late 18th century and contemporary London, the story is told from the perspectives of three women. In the 1790s, a secret apothecary shop caters to women seeking poisons to rid themselves of men who have wronged them. In the present, Caroline finds a mysterious vial on the banks of the Thames and embarks on both a journey of self-discovery and a quest to uncover the item’s provenance.
Also check out her sophomore novel, The London Séance Society, which was released earlier this year.