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
#1 The Butterfly Garden ★★★★★
#2 Roses of May ★★★★☆
#3 The Summer Children ★★★★★
"And he realizes that no, he doesn't have to be here. There's no Bureau requirement, no order, no generally agreed guideline, nothing official that mandates his presence at the funeral of a girl who killed herself because the seams where she broke the first time were too fragile to stitch together a second time."
It's hard enough on the agents when the butterflies start falling apart, but suicides of girls who can't s ...more
Roses of May is more of a companion novel, rather than a sequel, to Hutchinson's The Butterfly Garden. We sort of pick up where we left off, chronologically, but then we follow a different thread. FBI Agent Brandon Eddison features more heavily in this novel, and we see a fair bit of Inara and Bliss, but the meat of the story is about a new character altogether. Priya Svrasti's sister Chavi was murdered by a serial killer five years ago; every May he seeks out a new victim, always a young girl, ...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
Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2018/3...
3.5/5 stars for this one. While I did enjoy this book, I didn’t *love* it. It’s incredibly hard not to compare this book to its predecessor, THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN - this book just doesn’t have the same gripping, addictive, dark tension of TBG. That being said, I did really enjoy this story’s main character, Priya. This one’s a mixed bag!
The Butterfly Garden was a book that stuck with me. It was dark, it was disturbing, it is the kind of book you just don't simply forget about. Though I remembered the plot well and most of the characters, I re-read it before this one. Not only to refresh my memory, but because I just knew I'd genuinely enjoy it again. I'm glad I did, and would really recommend you start with the first book before this one. Though it adds new main characters, several we met in the first feature as well.
This one ...more
Had a love/hate relationship with this book, and I think I have myself to blame for that!
As soon as I saw the follow up to The Butterfly Garden, I knew I had to grab this, hoping for another 5 star read. I honestly don't think I even bothered to read the description-I just had to know what happened to the captive Butterflies! I don't think I am the only person who felt this way either.
So here is where the disappoint comes into play and my expectations fell apart....
While there are some mentions ...more
UPDATED 5/24/18 -- Increased rating from 2 to 3.5 stars.
Ok, I gave this one another go and was finally able to get into it a bit better. I think the mistake I made was choosing the audiobook route for this one. The story itself is ok, and the narrators are ok, but together I think this is a case where the sum of the parts far exceed the whole.
As far as the story goes, I think I unfairly went into this expecting and wanting more Butterfly Garden so it took me a long time to warm up to the new sto ...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