We are absolutely thrilled to reveal the cover of The Poison Balance by Lucy Ghose!
Trees across London are dying for no reason, and it is up to flawed yet feisty lab intern Amy Weston and socially repressed professor Joel Harket to make the world understand why. With the Earth rapidly reaching its toxic limit, and increased acid rain levels morphing humans into zombie-like ‘howlers’, this unlikely couple are forced to trust one another as they fight to stave off an impending apocalypse.
Published on 23rd January 2024, this gritty, apocalyptic novel puts the climate crisis first, intriguing readers from the outset.
Using science to back up her fictional plot, debut author Lucy Ghose provides a unique take on sci-fi and eco-thriller fiction, entertaining readers with the growing relationship between her two protagonists: feisty lab intern Amy Weston and socially repressed, misanthropic professor Joel Harket.
As Amy and Joel’s relationship develops from almost monosyllabic to romantic, the Earth reaches a toxic tipping point, with an acid rain superstorm destroying trees and muddling the population’s minds, making The Poison Balance a truly enjoyable read for both romance and sci-fi lovers alike.