“The Flower Girls”: Phenomenal! A deep and clever exploration of a dark subject, by Alice Clark-Platts

In 1997, two little sisters aged 10 and 6 abducted and killed a two year old toddler. The older sister has been charged with the crime but the younger one, Rosie, was given a new identity and lived a happy life. Until another little girl goes missing at a hotel where Rosie is staying.

Reading about the abduction of a young child will probably make everyone feel quite uncomfortable. However, despite the dark nature of the synopsis, the book is hard to put down.

19 years after the crime, there are still many open questions about the case. The answers are provided to us progressively by switching between chapters set in the present and in 1997.

” THREE CHILDREN WENT OUT TO PLAY. ONLY TWO CAME BACK.

The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.

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

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

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