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reader ¸ The Flower Girls ↠ Hardcover read ✓ hannahredhead º YOU'LL NEVER FORGET THE FLOWER GIRLSThe Flower Girls Laurel and Primrose One convicted of murder the other given a new identityNow nineteen years later another child has gone missingAnd The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines aD has gone missingAnd The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over aga This was an intense and very disturbing read and I'm still processing how I feel about itIn 1997 two little sisters aged 10 and 6 abducted and killed a two year old toddler The older sister has been charged with the crime but the younger one Rosie was given a new identity and lived a happy life until another little girl goes missing at a hotel where Rosie is stayingReading about the abduction of a young child will probably make everyone feel uite uncomfortable That's how I felt throughout reading the Flower Girls However despite the dark nature of the synopsis the book gripped me and it was hard to put down 19 years after the crime there are still many open uestions about the case The answers are provided to us progressively by switching between chapters set in the present and in 1997What I am still struggling to get over is the ending of the book It definitely does not sit well with me and it left me feeling uneasy but I suppose that's what the author's intention was Many thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing and NetGalley for my Arc in exchange for an honest review

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YOU'LL NEVER FORGET THE FLOWER GIRLSThe Flower Girls Laurel and Primrose One convi Clever and twisty and a great lockdown read My fist novel by Alice Clark Platts and I found it chilling and compelling and the perfect “take your mind of the present” book that worked perfectly for me While trying to remain a Positive Polly in the current climate I am trying to stay away from anything too heavy or taxing and I find Historical fiction or trillers under 400 pages work well for me at the movement Keeps me engaged and my mind busyThe Flower Girls was a well paced and enjoyable twisty thriller The tale of two sisters Laurel and Primrose who at the ages of 6 and 10 were involved in a horrendous crime and the murder of a small child one convicted of murder and the other given a new identity Now nineteen years later another child has gone missing and the Flower girls past is once again coming back to haunt them A thought provoking and chilling read that kept me engrossed until the end Lots of twists and turns and full of suspense to keep the reader entertained The sort of book that is easy to pick up and get lost in for an hour here and there or a book you can read straight through as it is only 350 pages long I listened to this one on Audible and the narration was excellent and added to my enjoyment of the story

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The Flower GirlsCted of murder the other given a new identityNow nineteen years later another chil Laurel and Primrose Rosie Bowman became known as the flower girls after they abducted and killed a toddler in the 1990s Laurel aged 10 was tried as an adult and found guilty of murder but Rosie only 6 years old was considered too young to charge and was instead given a new identity as Hazel Archer She and her parents move away and have no further contact with Laurel Twenty years later Laurel has been trying to get parole but is being blocked by the dead toddler's family who feel she should never be released Now grown up Hazel and her boyfriend Jonny are staying in a hotel when five year old Georgie goes missing and when Hazel's true identity becomes known she immediately becomes a suspect Amid the media frenzy Max a writer and journalist staying at the hotel offers to write her side of the Flower Girl story to help clear her name Although this made for an uncomfortable read at times I thought this novel raised lots of issues and some interesting uestions that would make good discussion for a book group Can a very young child be evil How old should they be before they should be responsible for their actions How long should a child be incarcerated for killing And would a young child who killed another child be likely to re offend as an adult There is also the role that the media and public outrage play in cases like thisI thought the pacing of the novel was good with the intertwining of Laurel and Rosie's stories I would have liked to have found out a bit about that day in 1997 when the toddler was killed not so much the gory details but how the toddler came to have a number of injuries view spoiler although somewhat similar to the James Bulger case it doesn't seem as if the girls planned to murder the toddler and that at least initially death was accidental hide spoiler