My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Synopsis:Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.
In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.
As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding...
My Thoughts:Cover/Title: The cover and title are perfect for this book.
Characters: I felt for these characters. Their heartbreaking story just seems to come to life. I wanted to cry alongside of them. I love strong characters and Maya is definitely a strong woman.
Plot: Beautiful girl wake up in a butterfly garden. No, it is not your typical butterfly garden. This garden is as cruel and devastating as it is beautiful. Then the fateful day comes when they have to talk about what happened in the garden.
Overall: This book had me gripped in suspense. As the story unfolds, the readers find themselves thoroughly shocked but on the edge of their seat at the same time. I could almost the sorrow, grief and hatred that Maya and the other girls felt. Her story is disturbing but you still want to know more details. This story will linger despite being fiction. I will definitely be grabbing book 2.
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