The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts



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…


My Review

Well I certainly agree, You will Never Forget the Flower Girls!

Why would a child would murder a toddler? What does rehabilitation mean for a young child who commits a crime?

20 years ago two young girls, Laurel and Primrose hit the headlines. Laurel is convicted of murder and Rosie, who denies involvement, is not charged. At 6 years old she is deemed to be too young to be held responsible for such a crime.

Now going by her new name, Hazel’s life has moved on. She is in a stable relationship managing to keep her past in the past. When a young girl goes missing from the hotel Hazel is staying, events spiral out of her control and it soon leads to her identity being uncovered, and press interest begins once again.

Laurel has been in prison for 18 years, after being denied parole on two separate occasions she is appealing the latest decision.

With flashbacks to the childhood of Laurel and Primrose before,during and after the murder and brief coverage of Laurel`s trial you begin to see event through their eyes.

It is a fairly taboo subject to write and read about but this is sensitively written and is a great unforgettable read with an ending I honestly didn’t see coming!

What a way to end a book, I really really hope there will be a continuation of The Flower Girls story, I would love to know what happens next! It’s almost impossible to read this book without giving some thought to things such as morality, forgiveness, justice and punishment in today’s society but it is in no way pushed down the readers necks.

It really is a brilliantly crafted novel you will never forget. This book should be at the top of everyone’s To Be Read pile! 📚

The Flower Girls will be published in the UK on 21 Jan 2019 in e-book format and 24th Jan 2019 in hardback. You can pre-order it now below. You really don’t want to miss this one!


Thank’s go to Alice Clark-Platts, Bloomsbury Publishing and NetGalley for the arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.

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