It’s an absolute honour to be sharing my review today for Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite. Many thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for the opportunity and ebook via NetGalley.
About the book
Flowers for the Dead is available to purchase now – Amazon
If you’ve ever read a Barbara Copperthwaite book before then you’ll know how they tend to get under your skin, well be warned because this one will not only get under your skin but it will stay there for a long time after. It’s a cracker. If you’ve not read one before then go buy this, you won’t be disappointed.
Ive never read a book like this before, it’s chilling and actually quite terrifying but never in my wildest dreams would I ever have thought that I would feel a little bit sorry for a serial killer. I know you are probably rolling your eyes and thinking what the …. but when you read this book you will understand. Adam is quite terrifying but throughout the story we’re taken back in time and we find out why maybe Adam is the way he is.
I really don’t want to go into the plot and spoil the story for you, this is one you need to just get stuck into but I will say that it gave me the creeps. You know when you get the shiver, the someone’s walking over your grave shiver? Well that happened on more than one occasion for me, I had actual goose bumps.
Flowers for the Dead is quite a disturbing story but it had me totally engrossed, if I could have covered my eyes while reading I think I probably would have. I liked how we got Adams point of view, it’s not often you get the serial killers thinking and it’s broken up nicely with Laura and Mikes story as well as going back in time to Adams upbringing.
If you’re looking for a story that will grip you from beginning to end then Flowers for the Dead is the one. The tension builds throughout, its edge of your seat, breath holding stuff until the emotional climax. Definitely one I will be highly recommending.
My names Dee-Cee, I’m a mum in my 30’s and I’m obsessed with reading. From an early age reading became a passion, but after a family tragedy back in 2014 my love of books has grown and it gives me an escape from grief and takes me into another world. I love Crime, Psychological thrillers, anything with a murder really. I leave reviews on my blog, Amazon UK, .com, Goodreads and Netgalley.
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