Sunday 21 January 2018

Review: Black Flowers by Steve Mosby

Orion, €14.99, Paperback

Neil Dawson always wanted to be a writer like his father. He emails him his latest short story, and is surprised not to hear back.

He gets a call from Detective Sergeant Hannah Price to tell him his father is dead, apparently a suicide. Like Neil Dawson, she has also followed in her father's career, and soon both find out that things are not as they seem, and discover shattering secrets about their fathers' hidden lives.

The key to the terrible things that have happened in the past and are spilling over into the present is contained in an old novel, The Black Flowers, that Neil discovered among his father's possessions, and it opens the door to unimaginable evil in the shape of one of the scariest and twisted killers in recent crime fiction. A tour de force.

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