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)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|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
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
I'm marking this one as a DNF. The Butterfly Garden was a four star read for me. Something different albeit the ending didn't quite hit the spot. However, I'm a fair way into this one and it just isn't engaging with me at all. The scenes jump around all over the place and the detail is convoluted with too much unnecessary detail that doesn't really drive the storyline on. If I'm intermittently in the 'mind wandering zone and having to reread pages because I can't remember what I have read then i ...more
This second book isn't as engaging as the first book. One clever and obnoxious girl and her mother. Understanding and patient FBI characters. Parts of the story was confusing, found myself re-reading some parts. Won't be reading the next book in this series.
This book wasn't what I expected but I loved it. While Inara and Bliss from the 1st Collector book were the same crazy girls. This book was about Priya and the serial killer that killed her sister Chavi. Now I'm wondering in which direction the 3rd Collector book will take. Dot Hutchison has quickly become a writer on my watch list!
NetGalley delivered a copy for an honest review.
The Roses of May is the 2nd book in “The Collector Series” trilogy by Dot Hutchison but it is not a direct sequel to The Butterfly Garden. Instead, it’s a story about a completely different serial killer whose been killing one girl every spring for over a decade and leaving each of them covered in a different flower. It also has a brand new main character, Priya Sravasti, whose sister was one of the killer’s victims 5 years ago.
The Roses of May isn’t a story with the same horror, depravity, and ...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