Flowers for the Dead – Barbara Copperthwaite – Genre – Psychological Thriller
Blurb: ADAM WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE YOU HAPPY. EVEN IF IT KILLS YOU.
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.
My review: Flowers for the Dead is a cracking read with some brilliant characters and a great storyline. However I now have a major problem because I actually really liked Adam the serial killer and felt sorry for him so now I think there might be something wrong with me!! Highly recommended for lovers of sick and twisted serial killers! #teamAdam
About The Author: Barbara Copperthwaite is an Amazon UK best-selling psychological crime author. Barbara’s writing career began over 20 years ago when she became a journalist. She has written and edited for a number of national magazines and newspapers. At the start of her working career she also worked in a men’s maximum security prison. It was there that her fascination with crime began, as she realised that bad guys don’t always seem that bad – and are often charming.
Interviewing real people who have been victims of crime, either directly or through the loss of loved ones, consolidated Barbara’s interest in crime. As a result, she knows a lot about the emotional impact of violence and wrongdoing. That’s why her novels are not simply about the criminal act, but the repercussions they have. People are always at the heart of her thrillers, along with a genuine ability to get under the skin of even the most evil of characters.
This insight is what has propelled both of her novels, INVISIBLE and FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD onto Amazon’s bestsellers charts, and led to rave reviews.