The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.
One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.
Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.
And The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again…
I read The Flower Girls in one sitting- utterly compelling and a real page turner.
It’s not a new story – children committing horrific crime then years later the consequences of their actions still resonate- but Alice Clark-Platts tells it so well, with an underlying and unsettling sense of emotion that gets under your skin.
This is a purely character driven drama, two sisters, one in prison, one who was too young to be brought to account and assumed to have been lead by her evil sibling. Now another child has gone missing and the truth will out – or will it?
This is a twisted tale indeed with sinister undertones and a genuinely realistic feel. Child killers are both horrific and fascinating if we are honest with ourselves and the author plays on that as the drama unfolds, cleverly messing with perception and ultimately leaving the reader with a distinctly uneasy feeling.
Overall this was a terrific, addictive read, beautifully atmospheric and intelligently woven.