The sun is finally shining here in the gloomy UK, I’m not sure how long it is going to last, but my windows are all open, and I can hang my washing on the line Wahoo!
I get so excited about the most ridiculous things 😂
I am super happy to bring you my review of this fab little thriller.
Why did I pick it up? – I received a paper copy of this last year, my first unsolicited paperback, I was so excited lol, but because I am an audio girl I patiently waited for this one to be released, and then grabbed it as soon as I could.
This one is a bit of a slow burner, it starts off at a steady pace, but once it gets it’s heels in, it’s a race to the finish line, and I think a photo finish is just what it deserves!
1997 – Laurel and Primrose (Rosie for short) are sisters, Laurel is 10 and Rosie is 6, they are out playing in the park when they entice a small toddler to play down the canal path with them.
The body of that toddler is later discovered brutally murdered and the 2 girls dubbed The Flower Girls in court are arrested, unfortunately Rosie is too young to be prosecuted, so Laurel stands trial for murder.
Rosie and her parents are given new identities because of the media backlash and they move far away.
Laurel serves her time, and 19 years later is up for parole, but the family of the murdered toddler have strong objections.
Meanwhile, Hazel and her boyfriend are at a fancy hotel celebrating her 25th Birthday when a little 5 year old girl goes missing.
The similarities between Hazel and the lesser known Rosie are noticed.
Could she be the missing Flower Girl?
Could she be responsible for the missing girl?
🎧🎧 – Narrated by Emilia Fox who is a regular on TV in the UK in things like Silent Witness.
Emilia did an outstanding job narrating this one, I was very impressed with her narration skills, and will certainly not hesitate in buying another book that he has narrated again.
If you are familiar with the news in the UK, then you may remember the murder of James Bulger, this was the first thing that popped into my head while reading this, I remember it being on every TV channel, and in every newspaper when I went into the shops, so I think that the media portrayal in this book was very well done.
**Thank you to Bloomsbury Raven and the author for sending me a copy of the book
Have a Sunny Day!
About the book
The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.
One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.
Now, 19 years later, another child has gone missing.
And the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again….