Both deliciously creepy and ravishingly beautiful, this novel is a tribute to the most evocative and underrated of the five senses, the sense of smell. It tells the story of an apprentice perfumer in 18th century Paris whose obsession with creating the perfect fragrance drives him to murder. It's an unforgettable story of the macabre written with such attention to detail and a strong sense of place and character that you will start to worry it might have been based on a true story... Perfect for fans of lyrical prose, true crime or anyone looking for a story that will give you the shivers.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)