Poison by Galt Niederhoffer

Poison

Poison is a literary psychological thriller about a marriage that follows minor betrayal into a bubbling stew of lies, cruelty, manipulation, and danger.Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland —a new start for ...


Details Poison

TitlePoison
ISBN9781250085290
Author
Release DateNov 21st, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreThriller, Psychological Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Mystery
Rating

Reviews Poison

  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Paranoia strikes deep.Cass Connor is a mother of three lively children and a professor in the Journalism Department of the University of Washington. Juggling the high points of her day is quite the challenge. She and her husband, Ryan, have been married for three years and have taken residence just outside of Seattle. These former New Yorkers are trying to establish new roots.Cass still carries the grief of losing her first husband, Jason. But li...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    POISON.....a perfect title!But perfect family.....not by a long shot. At first glance, all seems well with the Connor's and their three children...new city, great jobs, even a new house, but it doesn't take long for lies and mind games to begin....it is then that life turns scary and more dangerous with each passing day.CAREFUL who you trust. BEWARE of every action. Some are truly frightening....and lethal. (gave me the creeps!)Overall, I was tot...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    When Cass was left on her on raising her two young children she thought the dream of a perfect family life with a loving husband was quite out of her reach, that is until she met Ryan. Ryan was unlike other men that Cass had known when he didn't run away from the mere thought of her young children and instead proposed marriage and having more of their own someday. The two came together and formed the perfect little family and eventually did have ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    1970-01-01
    Cass and Ryan have been married for three years and have recently moved to Seattle. This is Cass' second marriage after her first husband died. She has two children from her first union and a third with Ryan.All is marital bliss until Cass starts to suspect that Ryan is being unfaithful. Late-night texts, suspicious hairs and other clues are driving her to these conclusions. Ryan dismisses his wife's accusations because, after all, Cass has alway...
  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    3.5 star A fairytale life complete with an adoring husband, Ryan and 3 young kids. They both were previously married and they have one child together, Sam. Cass is a forgiving wife, but begins to suspect an affair and other inconsistencies are piling up. I really enjoyed how the author described Ryan, giving me a feel for his creepiness and freakiness! Cass' mom never liked Ryan. Cass returned home one day and found that Ryan had "hacked the room...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    Cass met Ryan after the death or her first husband. Her Mother never liked Ryan but Cass was in love and wanted a second chance at happiness. After they were married, Cass and Ryan moved with her two young children to Portland to start a new life for their family. Soon they have a child of their own to complete their family. Cass and Ryan seem like the perfect couple and Cass appears to be happy until she starts to notice little things that are o...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON NOVEMBER 21."POISON was not a bad read, and the ending was unexpected, but it could have been shortened. It definitely is a psychological thriller and makes you wonder who you can truly trust.I would not recommend reading this book if you have been in a similar situation.If you like intense situations, you will enjoy POISON. I read it very quickly because I was nervous about what would happen. 4/5"This book was given to me ...
  • Theresa Alan
    1970-01-01
    This story of a woman married to her second husband after her first has died takes a long time to get going. Almost the entire first fifth of the novel is the author telling us the backstory of Cass and Ryan. Cass has a ten-year-old and a seven-year-old from her first marriage. Sam is the two-year-old she had with Ryan. Once the story actually starts, the pace picks up dramatically. Cass suspects that Ryan is cheating on her. Then she suspects th...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my review.Wow. This book had me hooked. When Cass' husband Ryan tells her he is going to kill her, he means it. And the journey is completely terrifying. Very well written, if a bit too wordy in spots. I couldn't put it down til I got to the ending. I really enjoyed it!
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    POISON is a compelling story of one woman's maddening struggle to be believed.SUMMARYCass and Ryan Conner have a happy marriage and lovely family. They have three wonderful kids, a nice home and both have successful careers. But in the blink of an eye something changes. The betrayal and lies begin, the defenses go up, accusations are levied. The disagreements start small and then they mushroom. The happy marriage falls apart and suddenly it becom...
  • AnisaAnne
    1970-01-01
    What happens when for "better or for worse" becomes deadly?The portrait of a perfect family. Man, wife, three kids and a cat in the yard. Now nestled in Seattle, it is a family's second chance at domestic bliss. Cass and Ryan have three children between them, Pete, Alice and baby Sam. Ryan is an architect, busy at the office and Cass is a teacher and domestic juggler. Although their days separate, Cass and Ryan share sweet rituals which reaffirm ...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Stars Review to follow.
  • Irene
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed the first half of this book. Cass presented as a strong and intelligent woman who had faced some tragedy in her life but been able to move on. She had little to no emotional support from either of her parents yet still grew into a compassionate and capable woman and mother.The problems in her marriage, although supposedly subtle at first seemed glaringly obvious to me. There was a lack of respect from her husband that to me seeme...
  • Cindy
    1970-01-01
    I'm giving 3.5 stars to this Goodreads won. This story was definitely poisonous and toxic. A perfect family, perfect children, beautiful wife and handsome husband. All this comes tumbling down when Cass questions her marriage and sanity. The story may be a little far fetched but maybe not. Lies take over truth and a male's perspective overpowers a woman's pleas for help. A very aggravating but enticing plot. Might have been 4 stars but I thought ...
  • Dianne
    1970-01-01
    They had the “perfect” life. Cass and Ryan were successful, had three beautiful children, two incomes and a home that had the potential to hold all of their dreams. Like a house built on shifting sand, their lives together began to crumble and their bond of marriage, fidelity, trust and honesty was being shattered. Far worse, one of them was wielding the deadly sledgehammer and doing so without anyone being the wiser.POISON is the story of a ...
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    Great psychological thriller! Carrie, a single mother with two children, marries Ryan and thinks life is perfect. Everything is perfect for this family - and then, Carrie suspects she may be being poisoned. Things get scary; she is really sick. She is suspicous of her husband, but she loves him. What is happening?This book keeps your attention, but some of it is hard to swallow. Why would a mother, who suspects she is being poisoned at home, not ...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway.The premise of this intrigued me, but ultimately, I didn't feel the execution lived up to it. What my confusion boils down to, I think, is that I was never sure what this was supposed to be. The blurb cites it as a thriller, but it was never fast-enough paced for me to consider it one. I never quite believed in Cassandra as a character because of her stilted speeches, bizarre trains of thought, an...
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    What I loved most about this book was the intensity and breakneck pacing. What started out as a calm portrait of a single mother wooed by an eligible bachelor and then married with another baby to create a loving family, moved quickly to suspicions and secrets, lies and misplaced loyalties. When Cass becomes increasingly frustrated at husband, Ryan's sudden outbursts of temper, she begins to question all that she once thought made their marriage ...
  • Elisa
    1970-01-01
    An interesting novel, very well written and with realistic character development that simply failed to connect with me. This is not a bad book at all but it's just a matter of personal preference. The story devotes too much time for my taste to the main character's feelings, thoughts and mental constructs. It is too descriptive and slow on the action. More serious readers will probably love it. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this r...
  • Crystal Marie
    1970-01-01
    This book sounded interesting, I am always a sucker for a book about a marriage gone wrong. And at first I was sucked in to their relationship and the drama that ensued but it soon became a little drawn out for me. I found some parts hard to believe and questioned Cass's decision making toward the end, it was desperate times for her and I understood that but I still found myself asking "whyyy" a lot. I did finish and did enjoy bits and pieces and...
  • Danielle Mootz
    1970-01-01
    I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I got wrapped up in the plot and the paranoia of the poison very quickly and suspicious of everyone.
  • Leeann
    1970-01-01
    As much as I tried, Poison by Galt Niederhoffer was just not the book for me. I found the plot so unbelievable, the characters actions and responses so far out there, that I was taken out of the story again and again. I typically like domestic thrillers, but this story just didn't work for me.Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to review this ARC. All opinions in this review are strictly my own.
  • Andrienne
    1970-01-01
    A perfect blend of literary and psychological suspense. Cass is a teacher whose very topic is about undermining a female witness. Her husband is a charming architect who knows how to put her in place. From afar it seems like your typical petty domestic bickering until events take a menacing turn. Cass suspects her husband to be doing something more sinister than what he is letting on. Or is Cass a mental case? Great page turner. Access to review ...
  • Vikki Patis
    1970-01-01
    Good. Lord. I'm finding it difficult to put my feelings about this book into words. Niederhoffer's writing is exquisite, at times lilting and lyrical, but always strong and meaningful. Cass is a raw, honest woman, a character drawn from and brought to life. A single mother, widowed, she marries Ryan, and they have another baby together. Their life seems perfect, as perfect as anyone's life can be - loving parents, well-behaved children, jobs, a n...
  • Tony Parsons
    1970-01-01
    Madrona (town). Dr. Cassandra “Cass” Connor (40, wife/mother, divorced, Columbia PhD; journalism, U of Washington Professor) & Ryan Connor (2nd. Husband/step/father, architect), Alice (Jason/Cass eldest daughter/stepsister), Pete (their son/brother/step) & Sam (son/brother/step), seems like your normal everyday family. Family outings, trips to the park, dinners out, even a little romance between the 2 without the 3 kids. Yrs. later things tak...
  • Peg
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley, for an e-Uncorrected Proof in exchange for my honest review.I didn't know much about this novel and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. So if you plan to read it, don't check many of the reviews because of the spoilers. This is a hard review to write without giving away the points that made it so enjoyable for me. It's a psychological thriller that is fast-paced except for the beginning when the a...
  • Phyllis Krall
    1970-01-01
    A terrifying psychological thriller that will keep you in suspense until the last page. There are so many twists that lead to a shocking climax.Class thinks she has the perfect marriage until she suspects her husband of trying to poison her and realizes her life and the lives of her three children are in danger. Her husband Ryan tries to make her think she is imagining everything and accuses her of having a mental breakdown. Cass does all she can...
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    This book is really a 3.5, but I rounded up because of some solid craftsmanship.This is the story of Cass, her second husband Ryan, her two children (Pete and Alice) and their son Sam. What do you do when you think someone is trying to kill you, to poison you, so they win everything? That's what happens in this case. Cass is in a fight for her life, or is she delusional? The author does an amazing job weaving the story keeping you guessing whethe...