Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.Priya Sravastis sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madmans crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priyas help can the killer be foundbut will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?...
|Title||:||Roses of May (The Collector #2)|
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|Number of Pages||:||302 pages|
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Roses of May (The Collector #2) Reviews
Wow... Dot Hutchison has done it again!!! Her imagination is scary, creepy and absolutely brilliant!
The Roses of May is the 2nd book in “The Collector" trilogy series, but it isn’t a direct sequel to The Butterfly Garden. You will see the “Butterflies” throughout, but the main focus of this book is on a teenage girl, Priya Sravasti, who lost her sister to a diabolical serial killer that surrounds his victims with different types of flowers. Hanoverian, Eddison, and Ramirez, “The Quantico 3”, are ...more
This review is being written weeks after I finished. I normally write the review IMMEDIATELY after finishing a book, this one however I finished at like 3 a.m. and meant to write the review later in the day....well now it's weeks later. I apologize for not having the book fresh in my mind while writing this review. What I can tell you right off the bat is that I'm giving this book 4.5 stars.
Before I can write a review of this book 'The Roses of May', I need to set the tone of the previous book ' ...more
Finished reading: May 11th 2017
"The public steals tragedies from victims. ... These things happened to us, to our loved ones, but it hits the news and suddenly everyone with a TV or computer feels like they're entitled to our reactions and recoveries."
*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***
I'm going to be honest and admit I was completely unaware The Butterfly Garden was actually ...more
Years ago Priya Sravasti's sister was murdered by a serial killer who is still at large, leaving her family irreversibly changed. Her mother, Deshani, must constantly change location for her work helping to shape up HR departments making them move across the country constantly. When Priya's mother is profiled for her success she happens to mention the new town they're moving to this time leading the serial killer after them. When flowers that match up with the murder victims begin to show up on ...more
I really enjoyed The Butterfly Garden so I was excited to read this one. However, I didn't enjoy Roses of May like I enjoyed The Butterfly Garden. It was more of a companion book than a sequel, which made it read much differently to the first. However, I would still recommend reading The Butterfly Garden first.
I couldn't keep up with the beginning of the novel and did struggle to read the rest of it. Overall, it was a confusing storyline and did not keep me wanting to read more. The mystery was ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Thomas & Mercer and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
“How do you put yourself back together when the pieces permanently lost are the only reasons anyone’s looking at you?”
The thing with this book is that you have to leave The Butterfly Garden behind, don’t do the mistake I did and expect a sequel with the same spirit as the original, this is not what you’re going to get. What you will get is a book that builds upon The Butterfly ...more
Oh boy. Where to start. I knew I shouldn’t have complained about the dang ending in the previous book. Deep breath. So last year I stumbled upon a novel titled The Butterfly Garden on NetGalley and decided it looked equal parts disturbing and beautiful, and it was both of those things and so much more. I have raved about that book for well over a year now, and if the ending hadn’t thrown in a few unnecessary details in attempting a shocking twist, it would have been my favorite read of the entir ...more
Right up front, I will say this: Before you read this book - the second in the author's Collector Trilogy - read the first (The Butterfly Garden). It's probably possible to read this one as a standalone, but I'm quite sure I would not have enjoyed it half as much without being privy to the background and characters from its predecessor.
And boy, did I ever enjoy it! While it's not quite as dark and grisly as the first, perhaps, it's not all that far off; the prologue, written years ago, hints tha ...more