The Poison Tree - Erin Kelly I had high hopes for it, being advertised as similar to The Secret History, but it was nothing of the kind unless siblings and a run-down mansion is all you need. The plot was hinted at over and over in the novel so when it finally happened it was a bit of an anti-climax. I think what I liked the most in the book were not the events or the people, but the surroundings, the grotty big house, the hot London streets, the woods.