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The Roses of May Audiobook

The Roses of May

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Publisher's Summary

Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.

Priya Sravasti's sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman's crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya's help can the killer be found - but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?

©2017 Dot Hutchison (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    Victoria 07-05-17
    Victoria 07-05-17
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    "Not what I had expected"

    I really had high hopes for this book because I absolutely loved The Butterfly Garden! I was pretty disappointed to see how short it fell to the first book. Most of it was repetitive and boring. I think if the POV had been from the killer instead it would have made the whole book so much better. Will Damron did a fantastic job! His voice for the killer gave me chills! Siiri's narration on the other hand sounded robotic and stunted. There were some parts of the book that were heartbreaking, but she read them completely emotionless. I couldn't get into her sections. That made it hard to rate the performance. I would easily give Will Damron 5 stars, but I would give Siiri 1 star.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Viviana jaegersborg north las vegas, nevada, US 06-05-17
    Viviana jaegersborg north las vegas, nevada, US 06-05-17
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    "Boring"

    Words can't describe how disappointing this book is. The butterfly garden was amazing. This one not at all.

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    A Tack 06-06-17
    A Tack 06-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very predictable story line. Was a disappointment"

    after the first book. The female narrator is distracting trying to change her voices. Disappointment.

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    Allison 06-05-17
    Allison 06-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved this!"

    I truly enjoyed this book as much as the Butterfly Garden. Great characters, interesting plot, a few twists, pretty dark. Great!

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    Kindle Customer 06-07-17 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "The Roses of May 😴"
    If you could sum up The Roses of May in three words, what would they be?

    DISAPPOINTING, CONFUSION, REPETITIVE


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    NO


    What does Siiri Scott and Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    UNFORTUNATELY, NO AND I THINK THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE STORY NOT THEM


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    SKIP THE SEQUEL...😬


    Any additional comments?

    AS WITH ANY EXCELLENT BOOK, MOVIE, ETC. WE ALWAYS EXPECT TOO MUCH OUT OF THE SEQUEL . AT LEAST I DID! SINCE THIS IS A TRILOGY, LETS HOPE SHE TAKES HER TIME AND "KICKS A-- WITH THE THIRD. I LOVED BUTTERFLY!!!! 😬. 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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    nance plymouth,Ma 06-03-17
    nance plymouth,Ma 06-03-17
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    "Second book"

    Loved both books Could not wait for the second one to come out. Could not stop listening. Writing style captivating. Cannot wait for her next book.

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    Gerald W. Riley Colorado Springs 07-19-17
    Gerald W. Riley Colorado Springs 07-19-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Not a sequel"

    The book was all right but not as good as the original. The focus is on a younger sister whose older sister was killed by a serial killer. The serial killer murders young women depending on his perception of whether they are good or bad. If bad, the murders are more vicious and if good the murders less vicious. There is some overlap obviously with the original book. However, it just not as spell binding. I would put it at average.

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    Crystal Star California, USA 07-17-17
    Crystal Star California, USA 07-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed good plot, strong characters, and creepy!"

    Listened to this pretty quickly, and enjoyed it very much. Excellent narration. The voice actor's softer serial killer voice was especially creepy as all hell, btw! Enjoyed the plot and how it slowly unravelled all the way to the end. Good pacing. Great characters, from the survivors of this and the previous novel, or the "butterflies", the detetives, and even the villain was well written. Delightful read, and look forward to more in the future!

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    Tricia L. Workman Cuba, MO USA 07-17-17
    Tricia L. Workman Cuba, MO USA 07-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not sure I can finish audible version"

    Really enjoyed the narrators in The Butterfly Garden. Having a hard time listening to these two. Guy is not bad. But the woman. Want to fast forward through her parts. Disappointed.

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    C. Whitten Vandalia, IL 07-13-17
    C. Whitten Vandalia, IL 07-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not great"

    This is a fairly poor and predictable attempt at a follow up to The Butterfly Garden, which was fantastic.

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  • Clarence
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    7/11/17
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    "Not quite as compelling at the first book"

    I liked that some of the characters were slightly familiar from the Butterfly Garden but I didn't feel this had quite the same grip on me.

    I wanted to hear more from the Butterflies as it felt like they had very minor pointless parts in this book. Priya was a good character but I didn't feel engaged enough with her story.

    It was good but I had higher expectations I guess, as I was so gripped by the first book

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  • Natalie
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    "good but not as good as the butterfly garden"

    the narrators do a good job (except when the guy is doing Priyas mum. he murders that accent)

    the butterfly garden was really imaginative but this was kind of just an average, pretty predictable, murder mystery.

    the author also has some really odd ideas of what you should do if you find out someone has binged on oreos. Probably avoid following this example

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