Welcome! This is our stop on this Blog Tour for Dead Flowers by Nicola Monaghan.
Thank you very much to Clare @ Verve Books and Nicola Monaghan for providing a copy of the book to [K] The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
She doesn’t trust the police. She used to be one of
Hardened by ten years on the murder squad, DNA analyst
Sian Love has seen it all. So when she finds human
remains in the basement of her new home, she knows the
drill. Except this time it’s different. This time, it’s personal…
Dead Flowers is a page turning murder
investigation inspired by true stories from two decades
in history. Fans of Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories and
British crime dramas like Line of
Duty and Unforgotten will love this gripping novel.
Sian Love after losing her faith in the police force has now taken a new career path, but when her inherited property reveals a hidden secret the long arm of the law propels her back in to the midst of the force that she tried to remove herself from. But are some secrets better left buried?
When I agreed to participate in this blog tour for Dead Flowers I didn’t realise that the book was set in my hometown which was a lovely surprise.
All of the characters were described very well, I enjoyed that I was reading a fictional story set in places that I know as this added to the realism of the book. As the timeline is split between present day and the past this fit very well with the pacing of this cleverly written story.
I found this to be a good crime thriller novel that I could really get my teeth into. It kept me guessing what was going to happen from the first chapter right up until the very end.
This was my first Nicola Monaghan book, but will definitely not be my last. I will definitely be picking up another book of hers soon and will wholeheartedly be recommending her books to anyone that will listen!
Nicola Monaghan has lived and worked in London, Paris, Chicago and New York but returned to her home town of Nottingham in 2002 to pursue a masters in Creative Writing.
She graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2004 with a distinction, and went on to write her first novel, The Killing Jar, set on the council estate where she lived as a child. This debut novel was highly critically acclaimed, and won a Betty Trask Award, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Prize and the Waverton Good Read. She has written several other novels,
novellas and a collection of short stories. She also teaches Creative Writing at De Montfort University, and online at YouTube, Udemy and Skillshare.
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