Book reviews, Murder mystery

Fatal Flowers by Miranda Rijks – Book Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Can psychologist Pippa Durrant unmask a killer before she becomes the next victim?

After a seemingly senseless murder at a garden center, the police turn to human lie detector, Pippa Durrant for help. Working alongside handsome detective Joe Swain, Pippa starts digging for the truth. But the Gower family, owners of the garden center, have deadly secrets – secrets they want to keep buried.

After a second body is found, it’s clear that the murderer is using flowers as a sinister calling card. And when Pippa receives a black rose, there’s no mistaking who will be the next victim…

In a fast-paced investigation that takes her to Holland and back to England, Pippa soon realises that the gentle world of flowers is anything but! Using her unique skills in spotting lies and deceit, can she weed out the truth before it’s too late?

Fatal Flowers is the second standalone novel in the Dr Pippa Durrant Mystery Series. If you like mysteries with compelling twists, then you’ll love Miranda Rijks’ tantalizing crime novel.

MY REVIEW 

Fatal Flowers is #2 in the Dr Pippa Durrant series, but it can also be read as a stand alone.

After a brutal murder in a garden centre, where a flower is left with the body, the police are struggling. So, they call in Dr Pippa Durrant. Working with Detective Swain the investigation really begins.

They find the owners of the garden centre, the Gower family, have many secrets they want kept hidden.

As the body count rises, Pippa receives a black rose…..is she next on the killers list? They are obviously getting close.

This is a well paced murder mystery with a clever, interesting plot and the great characters that keeps you guessing. A thoroughly engaging and entertaining read.

Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for an eARC of Fatal Flowers.