Book Review: Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite

Book Description:

After a devastating car crash wipes out her family, Laura struggles to get her life together. Grieving, she becomes forgetful. She doesn’t remember how money got into her purse, or buying that pint of milk…

Adam is the perfect boyfriend. He cooks meals. He does the housework. He looks after Laura’s every need. He knows everything about her.

But Laura has never met Adam. And she knows nothing about him.

What turned him into a monster who stalks his victims? How did he become warped from a sensitive boy who adored the fairy tales his gran read to him? And what is he trying to say with the bouquets he sends?

This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last page. Fans of You, by Caroline Kepnes, will be captivated.

My review:
I really like finding an antagonist in a book that I can get to know as I read. Adam has had a troubled young life and cared for only by his Gran. Both the negative and positive aspects of his childhood have an impact on his adult life, and the women he falls in love with.

Adam is up there with Joe from You and Junior Cain from From the Corner of His Eye. Original, thought provoking and really interesting in a dark and macabre way.

I thought the way each chapter was titled with a type of flower and it’s meaning was a brilliant idea. It gives a hint to the theme of the chapter. The pacing of the story was also spot on as it moved from the past, to the present, and back again.

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it if you like your psychological thrillers with a seriously ‘twisted’ ‘baddie’. As the last few lines of the book discuss, some twisted is born, and some is made.

If you think you’d enjoy Flowers for the Dead, you can find it here on Amazon.


As always, thank you for your support.

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