Alice Clark-Platts: The Flower Girls

My review is written with thanks to Raven Books and Netgalley for my copy of The Flower Girls.

 

Blurb:

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…

 

Review:

 

Before reading The Flower Girls I had been unaware of Alice Clark-Platts, but I will definitely look out for her now! The Flower Girls has an immensely intriguing plot, and the writing took my breath away.  I enjoyed reading this novel as a buddy read with Zoe, Kerry, Gemma and Robyn and it sparked many discussions as we marvelled at the tension the author has created and tried to answer the numerous questions about what had happened. I wanted to carry on reading at the end of each section instead of waiting until the next day.

The Flower Girls has two timelines. It is set partly in the present day, where learn about the abduction of Georgie Greenstreet, and partly in 1997, where we learn more about the events that earned Laurel and Primrose their infamy. This heightens the already brimming tension and gives the reader two cases to think about.

The ending of The Flower Girls is one of the most unexpected endings to a book I have ever read. I enjoy books that do not tie up the ends neatly and make you think and this is definitely one of those!

The Flower Girls is available from Amazon.

 

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