The Flower Girls

The Flower Girls

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'A dark, disturbing and all-consuming mystery' SUN

'I couldn't put it down' SOPHIE HANNAH

'Clever and twisty' OBSERVER

The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again...

It's been nineteen years since ten-year-old Laurel was given a life sentence and six-year-old Rosie was given a new identity.

The sisters were the very picture of innocence: two little girls who loved to listen to their mother's bedtime stories and play make-believe in the garden. But then an act of unparalleled horror tears their family apart, leaving Laurel behind bars.

Neither sister has laid eyes on the other since then, during which time their lives have followed very different paths. But now - with Laurel coming up for parole - they look set to be reunited in court, and the world will be watching...

'Chilling, atmospheric and incredibly compelling' WILL DEAN

'Enjoyably twisty ... with a killer ending' i
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 246g
  • Raven Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781526602169
  • 296,512

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A dark, disturbing and all-consuming mystery Sun 20190111
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A dark, disturbing and all-consuming mystery * Sun * A well-paced and enjoyably twisty tale of two sisters with a killer ending * i * Clever and twisty - and horribly compelling -- Alison Flood * Observer * Tense, intriguing and memorable. I couldn't put it down -- Sophie Hannah Chilling, atmospheric and incredibly compelling. EXCELLENT -- Will Dean, author of Dark Pines Creepy and unnerving, Alice Clark-Platts' dark story is getting huge amounts of buzz * Stylist * A completely engrossing book in which moral issues are explored with intelligence and even-handedness -- Sunday Express Absorbing ... Boldly puts public opinion on trial * Metro * Dark, suspenseful and utterly chilling -- Lisa Ballantyne, author of The Guilty One Phenomenal. A deep and clever exploration of a dark subject. I've never read anything quite like it -- Fiona Mitchell, author of The Maid's Room I was completely hooked! The Flower Girls is dark and unsettling, with complex characters that drew me in from the very beginning. It was an utterly absorbing read, with a clever twist at the end, as well as a few unexpected moments throughout -- Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife I finished The Flower Girls last night and I'm still reeling. A brilliant, thought-provoking read -- Francesca Jakobi, author of Bitter This was as dark and gripping as I hoped it would be. But it's also something else: about justice, rehabilitation and hope -- Anna Mazzola, author of The Unseeing Every bit as brilliant as I thought it would be. Twisty, sinister and heartbreaking. Such beautiful writing; so, so dark. Prepare to be fully disturbed -- Cressida McLaughlin, author of The House of Birds and Butterflies Compulsive, creepy and chilling, it will keep you guessing as it races towards a haunting climax -- Annabel Kantaria, author of 'Disappearance' [Clark-Platts] shows intelligence and compassion in the way she writes about the interconnected stories of all the players in the case ... Engrossing * Literary Review *
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About Alice Clark-Platts

Alice Clark-Platts is a former human rights lawyer who worked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal. She is the author of the police procedurals Bitter Fruits and The Taken, the latter of which was shortlisted for the Best Police Procedural in the Dead Good Reader Awards 2017.
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4,359 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (1,721)
3 32% (1,404)
2 9% (381)
1 2% (86)
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