How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing
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…
I have heard so much buzz surrounding this book and very rightly so. I was absolutely gripped by this thriller. I can imagine that it’s going to do very well when it releases next week. I believe it would be a good contender for a book club read as there’s so much to say about it. I’m going to keep this review as spoiler free as I can, but that’s definitely going to be tricky, so apologies if my review seems a little vague.
The Flower Girls centres around Laurel and Primrose. Laurel and Primrose were involved in an abduction and murder of a young child. One of them was convicted of the murder and the other was given a new identity. 19 years later, another young child goes missing. The Flower Girls hit the headlines again… but are they involved in the disappearance?
This isn’t a comfortable read by any means. An abduction and murder of any child is absolutely appalling. Yet there’s something about the writing and the plot that kept me compelled and turning the pages. It was really quite hard to put down once you got going. I loved how the action switched between the present and 1997- the time of the crime- it slowly revealed what had happened and I was definitely intrigued to know exactly what was going on.
I don’t want to spoil the plot, so I won’t go into it too much. Just know it’s an intense one with some very complex but interesting/fascinating characters. I am really impressed with Alice’s writing. I found it compelling, easy to read and the characters were so well developed.
The ending of the book is pretty incredible! It definitely made me feel uneasy and it has kept me thinking about the story, hours after I’d finished it. I think it’s going to stay with me for some time.
Would I recommend it?: