Weed

Weed

Fortescue Hall - the palatial stately home of Lady Cynthia Fortescue and the hub of her global business empire. The Hall is a pressure cooker, simmering with the secret resentments of abused staff and her rival sons, Jacob and Herbert.

On her birthday, Jacob and Herbert vie for their mother’s favour with lavish gifts, one of which is a rare and unusual seedling. Pincher, Her Ladyship’s cannabis-cultivating head gardener, is fascinated by the new plant but it goes missing before he can inspect it more closely. Then people begin disappearing.

It soon becomes clear that Fortescue Hall is infected with a genetically enhanced parasitic organism – a species of plant which uses humans as hosts and food.

As the Hall is overtaken by sentient growth, the Fortescue's and their staff find themselves in a fight not only for their lives but for the future of the world. Could it be that mild-mannered Pincher is the only one who can save them all?

Title:Weed
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781910283288
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    Weed Reviews

  • Bob/Sally

    While I enjoyed this, in light of the author's recent remarks in social media and the publisher's decision to pull the title from publication, I am deleting my review.The publisher's statement is belo...

  • Michael Hicks

    DNF at 33%Two things: 1) finding myself kind of bored, with not much happening here. 2) After perusing the author’s Twitter feed and seeing all the COVID denial, anti-lockdown (in my mind, this equa...

  • Graeme Reynolds

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What starts out as a Downton Abbey-esque character drama, albeit dripping with sarcasm, resentment and very dark humour, turns by the midway point into a hilarious, bru...

  • Yodamom

    Holy Shiitake ! That was a family drama garden nightmare. This family are the rich and powerful but never feel they have enough. They are vile, ruthless, disgusting people who are not so different fro...

  • Richard Martin

    Day of the Triffids meets Downton AbbeyI have had Joseph D’Lacey’s novel ‘Garbage Man’ on my ‘to be read’ for a long time and just never got round to it. So, having intended to try the aut...

  • The Grim Reader

    The dumpster fire that was 2020 is over. And as we que up at the shops to return ill-fitting pyjamas and poorly chosen socks, we’re provided with time to reflect on what a turgid and trying year it ...

  • Gavin

    Weed is some of the best fun I've had reading a book in ages.Brutal in its violence and gore whilst keeping its tongue very firmly in cheek.Several scenes had me smiling with the horrific destruction ...

  • Corrina Morse

    Although I ended up enjoying this book to a degree, it was a long, slow process getting anywhere. I very nearly DNFd a couple of times. If you enjoy a long, slow burn, youll probably enjoy this more t...

  • Horror Bookworm Reviews

    https://horrorbookwormreviews.com/ A large estate housing Lady Fortescue, her two sons and the properties hired help, face an incursion worthy of a horticulturist worst nightmare. The wealthy manor en...

  • Janine Pipe

    Due to recent events and this book being removed from the publisher, I am also removing this review. ...