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Title: The Blossom Twins
Series: Detective Natalie Ward #5
Author: Carol Wyer
Published: December 12th, 2019
Don’t bother reading my review – if you enjoy heartbreaking crime thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to put the book down until you’ve finished it, just grab yourself a copy of this enthralling, superb read that is every parent’s worse nightmare! I really can’t recommend it highly enough.
Detective Natalie Ward is having marital difficulties, struggling to cope with her husband’s gambling addiction, feeling unable to trust him and being attracted to someone else. However, they have two children and she seems torn about just what she should do. At the same time, she’s given a case to investigate that brings back horrific memories of her first murder investigation, one in which twins girls were murdered, their bodies covered with petals . . . . The perpetrator for that crime had been imprisoned. Did she put the wrong person behind bars then? Is this a copy cat killer? Can she arrest this killer before there are more victims and more families left to grieve?
The story is an emotional read, with well developed characters, a fast paced, enthralling plot and so many twist and turns you’re not quite sure where it is all going!
I requested and was gifted a copy via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it and being finding it a fascinating and suspense-filled read!
Their parents thought they were hiding…
One beautiful summer’s evening, thirteen-year-old twins Ivy and Erin Westmore snuggle down in a tent in their back garden, giggling and sharing secrets.
When their mother goes to wake the girls the next morning, their tent is empty.
The alarm is raised and Detective Natalie Ward is put onto the case. When the twins’ bodies are discovered on nearby marshland, covered with deep pink petals, an icy shiver travels down Natalie’s spine. Everything about the girls’ deaths reminds her of a horrifying case she worked on earlier in her career, which saw a killer of the worst kind placed behind bars.
The next day, that feeling is heightened when she receives a chilling note saying ‘I’m back’. Is this killer a copycat or did Natalie put the wrong person in prison all those years ago? In a small town, where no stranger goes unnoticed, what is Natalie missing?
Consumed by the case, determined to prevent more deaths, Natalie misses the fact that it is her attention the killer wants. And to get it, he has his sights set firmly on her precious daughter Leigh…
Gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this book will keep you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.