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Dead Flowers by Nicola Monaghan

Genre: Crime
Source: Verve Books
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

She doesn’t trust the police. She used to be one of them.
Hardened by ten years on the murder squad, DNA analyst Sian Love has seen it all. So when she finds human
remains in the basement of her new home, she knows the drill. Except this time it’s different. This time, it’s personal…


My Thoughts

What would you think if you inherited a pub from your favourite uncle and you find two bodies inside!
Sian is not the typical University professor, she was a detective and something on the bodies she has found in her cellar doesn’t seem right. She will no doubt try to investigate the case on her own, but taking the ADN samples from her body will not help her with the police officers…
This had been a grey story since the beginning, told between the past where the two mysterious bodies were killed. And the present, where Sian tries to discover the truth. She will have the help of her boyfriend, because this case seems too close to home and maybe it will be the moment that she discovers the truth about her past. I am always surprised how men treat women, always using the force and abuse. I would like to say that this is just a fiction book, but it’s not the case. Sian doesn’t trust men after her experience with her husband, but she is not afraid of them neither, that’s what makes her so dangerous, she is ready to discover the truth no matter what.
I really don’t know what to think about Sian’s mother, there were so many weird comments about her that I felt that there’s a lot of history between them that it was not told. I hope we’ll see another case with Sian and we’ll know more about them!

About The Author

Nicola Monaghan has lived and worked in London, Paris, Chicago and New York but returned to her home town of Nottingham in 2002 to pursue a masters in Creative Writing.
She graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2004 with a distinction, and went on to write her first novel, The Killing Jar, set on the council estate where she lived as a child. This debut novel was highly critically acclaimed, and won a Betty Trask Award, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Prize and the Waverton Good Read. She has written several other novels, novellas and a collection of short stories. She also teaches Creative Writing at De Montfort University, and online at YouTube, Udemy and Skillshare.