Review: Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite

Flowers for the DeadAdam is the perfect boyfriend. He pays attention, he buys flowers. He knows everything about Laura and looks after her every need. He cooks, he cleans – he even does the dishes without being asked.

But Laura has never met Adam. Still grieving after a devastating car crash that killed her family, she’s forgetful and struggling to pull her life together. She’d be horrified to know the depth of this unsettling fantasy in which she is the star. But there’s no denying the chill she feels every time she finds another elaborate bouquet on her doorstep, or wakes in the night sensing she is not alone.

Adam has been watching her every move, and now it’s time to act. Except, there’s one little detail he’s missed: Laura has been watching him too.

After everything she’s been through, Laura’s ready to fight back and stop being the victim in her own life story. But in Adam’s world, there are no happy endings…


Oh wow, what an amazing read!

It has been quite a while since a book has kept me up late into the night. Flowers for the Dead did not let me sleep last night. It got under my skin and held me captive to the last page.

Adam lives in his mind where he constantly falls in love with women who don’t even know that he exists. Worse still, he goes ahead and starts dating them. Yeah, the women are still oblivious of this ‘boyfriend’.  His latest obsession is Laura, a young woman lost in grief after having lost her whole family. Adam sets his eyes on her convinced that she is ‘The One’. The events that follow almost had me sleeping with the nights on.

This story was super addictive. It had multiple narrators but still maintained an easy flow so I never got lost. I also like the fact that all the narrations were equally enthralling. Adam’s dark mind is a scary, twisted place to be. However, I was fascinated and repulsed in equal measure by him. The different timelines were also so cleverly brought together in an explosive, jaw -dropping ending.

What a creepy, dark, cracking read! Well-written, stellar character development, descriptive, everything worked out great in this one. I absolutely loved this book. I am also impressed by the amount of research on flowers and their meanings. I will never look at flowers the way same again. Next time I receive flowers, I’ll wonder what they mean.

I highly recommend this book to fans of serial killer /dark thrillers!

18 thoughts on “Review: Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite

    1. You’re welcome though I should be the one thanking you. I love all your books. Flowers for the Dead will sure stay with me for a long time. Adam is creepily memorable!

  1. No wonder it is creepy, the premise had me shivering. I want to read this one!! I am getting back into thrillers and this one sounds so good. Great review Diana.

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