Flowers For The Dead, best-selling novel by Barbara Copperthwaite
Adam Bourne is a serial killer who thinks he is a saviour. When he murders young women and cuts off their lips, he believes he has done it to make them happy. 
How did he become warped from the sensitive four-year-old who adored his gran and the fairy tales she read to him?
What turned him into a monster who stalks his victims?
And what is he trying to say with the bouquets he sends? 
When he meets Laura Weir, Adam weaves a fairy tale romance around them. A tale she has no idea she is part of. As he hatches his twisted plan for their fairy tale ending, can anyone stop him before he creates the ultimate sacrifice to love?

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What readers say about FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD
"Enthralling, tense and moving," Real People magazine 
"A chillingly drawn serial killer. Will have you looking over your shoulder and under your bed... Original, gripping, with a deep psychological impact," Sunday Mirror 
"A terrific way to change up the game in a thriller novel," Comfy Reading
"A very creepy and intense read. Had me right on the edge of my seat," By The Letter Book Reviews
"Mesmerising, terrifying, intriguing, very unsettling, totally compulsive and a fantastic read. Barbara makes the chilling and dark, the absurd and horrific, into easy reading. This is, without a moment's hesitation, one of my books of the year," Being Anne 

"The most perfectly horrific, moving and twisted story one could possibly imagine, done with the most impeccable panache by talented author Barbara Copperthwaite. Bravo!" Beady Jan Book Reviews


"WOW Flowers for the Dead is one of the most terrifying novels you will ever read," Postcard Reviews


"One hell of a white knuckle ride," Chelle's Book Reviews


"There are so many reasons why I loved this book I'm not sure where to start. The story is beautifully written," The Haphazardous Hippo


"I was completely enthralled," Portobello Book Blog

LIFE was hectic. I was busy writing Invisible during my train commute every morning and evening (when I could manage to get a seat), and perhaps snatching a moment during lunchbreaks. I had also just taken voluntary redundancy from my job, so was trying to tie up loose ends before I left, and organise moving from my home in Colchester to Birmingham to be with my partner. With so much on my mind, sometimes I was a bit forgetful.
One day I opened my fridge to use the last of my milk. But it wasn't the last, there was another full carton beside it that I must have bought and forgotten about.
"It must have been me, there's no one else who could have done it," I shrugged to myself. Then I laughed: "Unless there's a crazed stalker breaking in just to leave me milk."
From that moment came the inspiration for Adam, a stalker who wants to do kind, thoughtful things for the woman he loves. Right up until the moment he kills her. I kept thinking about how creepy it would be to have someone doing things around your home, and how easy it would be at first to write them off as absent-mindedness. No one would realise what Adam was doing until it was too late...
Since its publication on 21 September 2015, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD has:
* Become an instant bestseller on Amazon. It went straight in at Number 20 on three separate lists: Psychological Thriller; Crime, Thriller & Mystery Series; and Psychological Fiction.
* Hit Number 3 on Amazon UK's Kindle Murder chart, and Number 4 on both Psychological Fiction and Crime, Thriller & Mystery Series.
* Smashed into Amazon's Top 100 paid for Kindle books, reaching Number 24 in the chart of over 2 million reads.
* Peaked at Number 1 on Amazon's Movers & Shakers.
* Was Number 3 on Amazon's Hot New Releases chart.
* Hit Number 9 in Amazon USA's Kindle Noir chart. 
* Was chosen as the Sunday Mirror's Choice read of the week when it was reviewed, beating global bestselling author Lee Child.
* Featured on a number of book reviewers' 'Best Books of 2015 blog posts.
* Has been a genre bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
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