Flowers For The Dead By Barbara Copperthwaite


Book Description:

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?

My Thoughts:

Flowers For The Dead is the first book I have read by this author and after reading this one it certainly will not be the last!

Adam Bourne is a serial killer like no other that I have read about. He really is one very sick and twisted individual. Not only does he kill unsuspecting women he also stalks them, watching their every movement.

Laura Weir is still trying to come to terms with the loss of her family after a crash which Laura was the only survivor. Laura starts to notice little things at first going on in her flat and she soon starts to fear that she is losing her mind but what is actually happening is far worse than she can imagine. Even the police think she is crazy when she reports all the odd incidents.

When the strange things started to happen in Laura’s flat I could feel through the authors writing the emotion that Laura was going through of disbelief, shock and over all the awful feeling of being scared then terror. It really gives you an insight into how a victim must feel through being terrorised by a crazed stalker.

The story flicks between present day and parts of Adams past, ranging from him being a child to as he gets older and to certain events. Even though there are some incidents that happen in his past I still can not get my head past just how disturbed Adam is. I have to say the relationship between Adam and his grandmother is very endearing and I really enjoyed reading of the time they spent together.

Flowers For The Dead is a very creepy and quite an intense read. Towards the end the story really picks up pace and had me right on the edge of my seat.

Many thanks to the author for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.

Flowers For The Dead is due to be released for Kindle on the 21st of September. You can pre order a copy from Amazon.


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