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The Flower Girls

Narrated by: Emilia Fox
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose. 

One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity. 

Now, 19 years later, another child has gone missing. 

And the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again.... 

©2019 Alice Clark-Platts (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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Gripping

The story was truly mesmerising from the beginning. The change to/from different timelines really kept me interested and kept me tuning in for more. I'll always love Emilia Fox's narration and this time it wasn't a disappointment.

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Brilliant!!

Once again I found this book on the kindle app (have never seen it on the audible app which is happening a lot, I either find new books on Facebook or Kindle apps)

So glad I found it, really good story, listened to it non stop! well narrated, kept me hooked and guessing all the way through!

Would recommend

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Gripping story that addresses parents' worst fears

Loved the character development, was most interested in the uncle and the detective. Great how the crux of the story is gradually revealed as you read the book, leaving the reader with a whodunnit feel!

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4 Debut Stars

This one is a bit of a slow burner, it starts off at a steady pace, but once it gets it's heels in, it's a race to the finish line, and I think a photo finish is just what it deserves!

1997 - Laurel and Primrose (Rosie for short) are sisters, Laurel is 10 and Rosie is 6, they are out playing in the park when they entice a small toddler to play down the canal path with them.

The body of that toddler is later discovered brutally murdered and the 2 girls dubbed The Flower Girls in court are arrested, unfortunately Rosie is too young to be prosecuted, so Laurel stands trial for murder.

Rosie and her parents are given new identities because of the media backlash and they move far away.

Laurel serves her time, and 19 years later is up for parole, but the family of the murdered toddler have strong objections.

Meanwhile, Hazel and her boyfriend are at a fancy hotel celebrating her 25th Birthday when a little 5 year old girl goes missing.

The similarities between Hazel and the lesser known Rosie are noticed.

Could she be the missing Flower Girl?

Could she be responsible for the missing girl?

🎧🎧 - Narrated by Emilia Fox who is a regular on TV in the UK in things like Silent Witness.

Emilia did an outstanding job narrating this one, I was very impressed with her narration skills, and will certainly not hesitate in buying another book that he has narrated again.

If you are familiar with the news in the UK, then you may remember the murder of James Bulger, this was the first thing that popped into my head while reading this, I remember it being on every TV channel, and in every newspaper when I went into the shops, so I think that the media portrayal in this book was very well done.

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Pretty good!

Kept me listening, if a little predictable in parts. Worth a listen, very well read

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a very unexpected ending

found this book on Facebook had great reviews they wasnt wrong didnt want this book to end a brilliant story would recommend

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Interesting story with a good twist

I brought this book as I enjoy Emilia Fox's narration. It turned out to be a good story very reminiscent of the Bulger and Bell cases. It did drag a little in places but the end was a great twist which I feel could have been explored a bit throughout the book, this would have added tension and more depth. Generally enjoyable listen.

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Wow!!

What a fabulous book from start to finish ,I Loved it and finished it in 3 Days!! And what a fab narrator Emilia Fox is..This book is a must🤗

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Well written and grabs from the outset

This is a very well written and clever story, brilliantly performed by Ms Fox. I read or listen to a lot of murder / suspense and I can usually work out who did what to whom and why. Although I got most of it right, there was a very clever twist at the end. I highly recommend this if you like an intelligent, well written and well performed story.

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Thoroughly enjoyed it

Listened to this super quickly.
Really enjoyed it, for watching a lot of police dramas, mystery stories I was sceptical starting this but I found it hugely engaging and at times gripping. Knowing quite a lot about the criminal justice system I thought this was done very well in not pushing things to far and finding out too much info, we knew enough which was well put together.
Emilia Fox read well and I would love to hear more!
Love how it drew on ‘real life events’
Mentions of Princess Diana, Jesse Pomeroy, Madeleine Mccann, even Reese Witherspoon made the story feel very real and super current.
Could totally see a bbc adaptation in the future!

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  • Brba
  • 03-02-19

Well written despite predictability

The genre of thriller suspense is bombarded with repeated themes. I enjoyed this book more than the last dozen I’ve tried to get through. Well written. Would have enjoyed a little more creepy and less of the drawn out predictable mystery

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  • Scott Williams
  • 06-09-19

Abrupt ending

Sooo I loved everything about this but it’s like the author lost interest and just threw in a twist so big you truly never saw it coming just so she could end it. I don’t know how I feel about it now. Like..... what?!