Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Trigger warning: rape, under-age-sex, abuse, killing. In short, your typical YA-book ... for people who still think school was the worst thing that happened to them.
Also, a tear-jerker, I felt for the MC, so be sure to stack up on tempo-tissues.

Wow! A different serial-killer book, well written from the POV of one of the (female) survivors of the killer, dealing with the story up to the obvious escape and a little aftermath (no spoiler, this much you can gather from the blurb).

Did not know the author, this one was recommended to me (somewhere on goodreads? Rivited?, BookRiot?) and I lent it with a 2 month 99ct./month Kindle Unlimited trial.
Also now lent a few days before that runs out the second book in the series, and have the third one pre-ordered as a buy, should be published May 22nd, 2018.

Not much action and some may not like the style the story progresses, but I did. Also the MC is exceptional real, just my kind of sassy, strong, outspoken female - young, but way older than her years in experience.

Highly-recommended page-turner, some might consider it for adult, but I still think, as a warning, this could and should be read by teens age 15 and above, so I consider it as YA but then I remember, my favourite YA book I read when I was a few years older (18?) is A Clockwork Orange, so maybe I am the wrong one to judge.

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