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#BirthdayBlogTour Portobello Book Blog on #FlowersForTheDead

“I was completely enthralled by the storyline. It was scary but believable, tense and gripping.”

The fabulous Portobello Book Blog joins the 1st Birthday Blog Tour today. Joanne, who runs Portobello Book Blog, is passionate about reading and reviews for Lovereading, New Books magazine and Netgalley, as well as sharing her reviews on her blog, Amazon, GoodReads, Twitter and Facebook (including THE Book Club). So it’s fair to say she knows her stuff!

She wasn’t too sure about the sound of Flowers For The Dead at first, but luckily, she was convinced to give it a go…

“When the author of Flowers for the Dead asked if I would like to read and review her book I said as long as it’s not too gruesome! I like crime and psychological thrillers but I don’t do gruesome. Well, it is true that the ritual which serial killer Adam performs after he’s killed his victims did make me shudder, but this book is really gripping and the dark aspects didn’t put me off. Flowers for the Dead tells the story of Adam who, as I mentioned, is a serial killer and his obsession with Laura. Will she be his next victim?

“I really enjoyed the way this story unfolded. As the story goes on, we learn of Adam’s life from when he was a young boy and as he grows up. Each chapter also has scenes set in the present where we follow his current obsession with Laura. Laura has lost her entire family in a tragic accident and, not surprisingly, is struggling to cope. She is very vulnerable, just the type of woman Adam seeks out. Adam was a very lonely though sensitive young boy, fascinated by fairy tales and is looking for his ‘happy ever after’. I wondered how this troubled boy became the obsessive damaged young man of the present and a psychotic serial killer. As I read, the author begins to reveal how this happened…” TO READ THE REVIEW IN FULL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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