Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Book Review: The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts


Book: The Flower Girls

Author: Alice Clark-Platts

Pages: 352

Read on: Kindle

Read in: 3-4 hours

Plot Summary: 

The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose. 
One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.
Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.
And the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again.


Things I Liked: 

1. Children killers are fascinating because it always makes you wonder if it is nature or nurture or a bit of both that goes into the making of a sociopath. So, when we saw that this book deals with a pair of children killers, we had to get it! 


2. The book is told via two-three perspectives- Rosie (who was six when a toddler was murdered in 1997), Laurel (who was ten when the murder happened) and Max (an author, who is trying to cash in on the connection between the missing child and Rosie's presence at the hotel from where the kid vanished)- and it is quite interestingly done. Laurel is serving time in prison for the brutal murder of baby Kristin, while Rosie's world falls apart when her real identity is revealed and she is treated as a suspect in the missing child's case. We also get to see the events of the past from Rosie's perspective- she didn't remember the afternoon of the murder- which is quite interesting as well. 

3. The book is fast-paced, well-written and keeps you guessing about several things, which are all good things in a suspense/ thriller genre. 


4. The book has a nice little twist in the end. Some of you may see it coming, some of you might have guessed what it could be.. but it was nicely done nonetheless. 


Things I Didn't Like: 

1. The ending was rushed. Like, super rushed! There were some very interesting details being revealed about the events of 1997 and all of it was just spread over a couple of short chapters. I really wanted more details! 


Rating: 4/5 

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