Today I am one of the bloggers kicking off the books on tour on its publication day for Flowers For the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite, published by Bookouture.
Flowers For the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite
Release Date: 16th of September 2020
Print Length: 474 pages
Genre: Serial Killer Thriller
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He sees her. The one. The sunglasses don’t fool anyone, she is clearly upset, her nose and lips swollen from crying. They are two lost souls and he knows his love can help her. After all, she is not the first girl he has followed home…
Adam is the perfect boyfriend. He pays attention, he buys flowers. He knows everything about Laura and looks after her every need. He cooks, he cleans – he even does the dishes without being asked.
But Laura has never met Adam. Still grieving after a devastating car crash that killed her family, she’s forgetful and struggling to pull her life together. She’d be horrified to know the depth of this unsettling fantasy in which she is the star. But there’s no denying the chill she feels every time she finds another elaborate bouquet on her doorstep, or wakes in the night sensing she is not alone.
Adam has been watching her every move, and now it’s time to act. Except, there’s one little detail he’s missed: Laura has been watching him too.
After everything she’s been through, Laura’s ready to fight back and stop being the victim in her own life story. But in Adam’s world, there are no happy endings…
An unputdownable thriller guaranteed to have you sleeping with the light on and questioning everything you think you know about serial-killer thrillers! Perfect for fans of You by Caroline Kepnes, My Lovely Wife by Samantha Dowling and The One by John Marrs.
Oh my goodness, this is one twisted read and I loved every second of it! Never has a book gotten under my skin quite like Flowers For The Dead has and it will be one book that will stay with me for a long time to come…in my nightmares! It is a terrifying story, but one that I can’t recommend highly enough!
Barbara Copperthwaite takes stalking to a whole new level with this story and it is not for the faint hearted. There were many times I had to put it down to get my heart rate back to normal and catch my breath. Every sound that my house made, had me jumping out of my skin and once when reading it in the middle of the night and my fur baby starting barking…I nearly you know what myself!!
If you are a fan of the TV show Friends and remember the episode when Joey was reading The Shining and when it became too much he would put the book in the freezer, this is what happened to me! Ok, well not exactly, as I read this on my Kindle and couldn’t put that in the freezer, so put it in a drawer instead, but if you have seen this, you get the gist of what I’m saying!
As a serial killer, Adam Bourne gives the likes of Ted Bundy a run for their money. He just chilled me to the bone. He has been perfectly created in this role as a monster, but on the flip side, did have me feeling sympathy for him which I struggled with. I mean how could I have these feelings after what he does, but as we are taken back into his past and learn all that he has been through, you can’t help but feel some empathy towards him.
Barbara Copperthwaite has really outdone herself with this book. I have read other books from her, but this one is on another level and just draws you in like no other. It is compelling, gripping, intense and at times so uncomfortable, but you just can’t tear yourself away from it! It is a real page turner in every sense of the word and if I could just give you one piece of advice… read it in the daytime!
Thank you to Barbara Copperthwaite, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Flowers For The Dead, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Barbara Copperthwaite
Barbara is the Amazon and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, THE DARKEST LIES, and HER LAST SECRET.
More importantly, she loves cakes, wildlife photography and, last but definitely not least, her two dogs, Scamp and Buddy (who force her to throw tennis balls for them for hours).
Having spent over twenty years as a national newspaper and magazine journalist, Barbara has interviewed the real victims of crime – and also those who have carried those crimes out. She is fascinated by creating realistic, complex characters, and taking them apart before the readers’ eyes in order to discover just how much it takes to push a person over a line.
When not writing feverishly, she is often found hiding behind a camera, taking wildlife photographs.
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