This book has been on my To-Read list since it came out earlier this year. I had forgotten that I downloaded (via Kindle Unlimited) it. When I saw it on my tablet earlier this week, I had to read it. I did a review for book one The Butterfly Garden last year, you can see it HERE.
Now onto the review.
The Roses of May by Dot Hutchison
Astrid’s Description: Stop trying to guess who it is, the list isn’t long, but by God you aren’t going to be able to figure it out until the very end.
This suspense does just that; keeps you on your toes and questioning. You are met with a few lines such as “Those pictures get plastered everywhere because we’re a culture fascinated with crime, because we think the families’ private pain is for public consumption.” It will have you questioning humanity in an instant and reevaluating your life choices. You will also get beautiful descriptions like, “There’s no Bureau requirement, no order, no generally agreed guideline, nothing official that mandates his presence at the funeral of a girl who killed herself because the seams where she broke the first time were too fragile to stitch together a second time.” Those are things you can chew on and feel radiating inside your very soul. If you can’t tell, I freaking love this book.
There are a few things I was not so impressed with, but that was mostly grammar related. Run-on sentences a plenty here. Not everyone finds them distracting, but I do. Other than the occasional missed word, this was well edited and written. I am happy and will be adding the title to my To-Buy list.
That is all for today.
Be free and keep reading!