Flowers for the Dead Barbara Copperthwaite

51gxtIF8ZaL._AA160_ Pub: BLC Publications

Adam Bourne is a serial killer who thinks he is a saviour. When he murders young women and cuts off their lips, he believes he has done it to make them happy.
How did he become warped from the sensitive four-year-old who adored his gran and the fairy tales she read to him? What turned him into a monster who stalks his victims? And what is he trying to say with the bouquets he sends?
When he meets Laura Weir, Adam weaves a fairy tale romance around them. A tale she has no idea she is part of. As he hatches his twisted plan for their fairy tale ending, can anyone stop him before he creates the ultimate sacrifice to love?

WOW Flowers for the Dead is one of the most terrifying novels you will ever read.

Adam Bourne is a troubled man, as a small boy he was abused by his mother and the image conjured by the writing of Barbara Copperthwaite is uncomfortable and disturbing. I felt some empathy for him and if it wasn’t for his beloved gran he might never have felt love or acceptance his whole life.

As a serial killer Adam is one twisted soul. His knowledge of flowers, a subject he learned from his gran plays a brilliant part in this fascinating read. The language of flowers is something I have heard of, but never really took notice of and Barbara has stirred in me a thirst for learning more.

Adam is a hunter, he chooses his victims with precision and in the name of true love. He is scarily perverse and he stalks them, even to the point of breaking into their homes and watching them while they sleep.

In Laura he hopes he has found a soul mate, but her own tragic life has left her with a strong will to survive and her determination, she hopes, will not let him win.

All the characters in Flowers for the Dead have personality, and Mike especially is a warm and personable man. With his own demons and his love for his daughter I do hope Barbara has more in store for him, and that we have not heard the last of him.

This book is gritty and is a certain chiller for fans of this genre. It is one I highly recommend and one I thoroughly enjoyed.



11 thoughts on “Flowers for the Dead Barbara Copperthwaite

  1. Hi Tracy, I just stumbled across your fabulous review whilst on Twitter. Thank you so much for your lovely words! I’m so glad you enjoyed Flowers For The Dead. Would it be alright for me to share your review on Facebook etc?

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  2. ps – you’ll be pleased to hear that I’m planning a novel where DS Mike Bishop is the lead character. I’m writing a stand alone novel right now, but once that is finished, I will be writing Mike’s tale. Hopefully it will be out around this time next year x

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