Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.
In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.
As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding...
***** 5 Star Review *****
I can't even figure out where to start. I really can't tell you anything about this book. Everything I want to say could be a spoiler. This is one of those books that every detail is an intricate piece to the coming together of this f*cked up story!
But boy... did I love this book. I swoon over the extremely dark and twisted. I found myself salivating for more. More dark. More demented.
This story is told in the perfect way. It goes from present to past, leading up to the present. The story-telling itself gave it the WOW factor. Had it been told in any other way, it would not have been so phenomenal.
I will tell you that there will be many that don't like it. They won't like it based on one thing. The girls. Because they are all under the age of eighteen, people are going to be whiny and over-sensitive. But, that's the point to this story. This dude is beyond messed up in the head. He is sick. So, yes, his sickness is kidnapping teenage girls for his garden. If you can't move past that one simple thing, then don't bother with this book. This type of fiction isn't for you.
I am just going to fill this review with nothing but praise. I have nothing else to say about it. It fed in inner-monster in me. It was just what I was looking for in a book. I can promise you that I will never swoon over a book like I did with this one again. Okay, I will swoon over other books. However, the type of swoon is always different. So, if I were you, find a nice dark corner and dive into this book!