The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4’5/5

About The Book

The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.
One convicted of murder, the other given anew identity.
Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.
And The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again…

My Thoughts

This had been a dark and twisted book; real, scary and dark… not for every one!
Two little sisters; Primrose and Laurel, aged 6 and 10 years old, killed a girl on 1997; their past is still with them, one is in prison and the other one is free… All the clues lead to them, but they never revealed why they did it… it was an accident or a horrible game?
When a girl is missing in the present, it will make Rosie’s life been threatened, she had been hiding her real identity all her life and now everyone will know she is one of the Flower Girls… is she ready to face the consequences? On the other side, Laurel has spend her last 20 years in prison, now she has a new court meeting, will they forgive her and allow her to be free? So many questions… the only way to discover the truth is to read this book!
I have to say I was totally captivated by this book, twisted and original it kept me glued on the story since the first page!
There are a few twists that can be seen if you are a book addict, but what made me love this book was not only the “mystery” but how the author shares with us how a crime like this not only brakes the family of the victim but the killer too. I think this was the part of the book that I liked most, how this is not a typical thriller book, it felt more real and human, is easier to read an investigation book about a murder, but when feelings are involved it always feel more personal, and in this case more interesting.
Take a chance in the Flower Girls, is not the typical book you are used to, it will arrive to your heart.

About The Author

She is a former human rights lawyer who used to work for the UK Government. As a litigator, she worked on cases involving Winnie Mandela and the rapper Snoop Dogg. She loved her job but then we re-located to the tropics and now I live in wonderful Singapore.
She also writes short stories which have been published in in various anthologies. And when she’s not writing, she’s running The Singapore Writers’ Group which she founded in 2012. This is a fantastic group of both professional and amateur writers who meet monthly and attend workshops and critique sessions