The Flower Girls

The Flower Girls

YOU'LL NEVER FORGET THE FLOWER GIRLS 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......

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Title:The Flower Girls
Author:Alice Clark-Platts
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:1526602148
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Flower Girls Reviews

  • michelle
    Nov 18, 2018
    In 1997 sisters Lauren 10 and Primrose 6 abducted and killed a 2-year-old Kirsten Swann. Only Lauren was arrested for her murder, as they thought Primrose was too young to be convicted. Present day Lauren is still in prison for the crime, and Primrose has a new identity and a new life....
  • The Cats Mother
    Jan 21, 2019
    This is a harrowing and thought provoking novel, presumably inspired by the notorious murder of two year old James Bulger by two young boys, in 1993. That was the year I finished uni and started work, so I was studying and then working all hours, and barely watched any TV, but even in ...
  • Robyn
    Mar 10, 2019
    Twenty Years ago, Laurel and Primrose, only children themselves, kidnap and torture a young child in the woods. The media has labeled them as The Flower Girls, but only Laurel is sent to jail as Primrose is only six years old and can?t be held legally responsible. Fast Forward almost...
  • Nicki
    Sep 05, 2018
    Oh,Wow,just Wow. There isn't enough superlatives in the English language to describe how much I loved this book.It's the mesmerising,thought-provoking,chilling story of two sisters Laurel (10) and Primrose (Rosie) (6) who tortured and murdered two year old Kirstie Swann on a warm summe...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    Jan 17, 2019
    So this was such a chillingly interesting premise and almost from the onset here because of the delicate and disturbing subject matter we are being exposed to I felt an almost deep sense of unease and dread down to my very bones. This really wasn't an easy subject to take on board...
  • Suzanne
    Feb 06, 2019
    Review to follow ...
  • Bill Kupersmith
    Feb 20, 2019
    If you like delicious meals made from off-the-shelf ingredients, you should enjoy Alice Clark-Platts? The Flower Girls. What happens after underage murderers are released has been the basis of numerous thrillers: my favourites of all are Alex Marwood?s The Wicked Girls and Elizabet...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Aug 25, 2018
    I read The Flower Girls in one sitting- utterly compelling and a real page turner. It?s not a new story ? children committing horrific crime then years later the consequences of their actions still resonate- but Alice Clark-Platts tells it so well, with an underlying and unsettlin...
  • Mandy
    Mar 22, 2019
    This is the story of Laurel and Primrose, who when they were aged 10 and 6 respectively, committed a terrible crime. Because Rosie was so young, only Laurel was charged, and has been in prison ever since. Rosie and their parents were given new identities and new lives and none of them ...
  • Tracy Fenton
    Nov 17, 2018
    The Flower Girls just didn?t work for me. Having read several other books with a similar theme, I was excited to read this book as the description and blurb was intriguing and interesting. Unfortunately after the prologue which was, imo, enticing and uncomfortable the book then le...
  • Carolyn
    Dec 25, 2018
    Laurel and Primrose (Rosie) Bowman became known as the "flower girls" after they abducted and killed a toddler in the 1990s. Laurel, aged 10 was tried as an adult and found guilty of murder but Rosie, only 6 years old was considered too young to charge and was instead given a new ident...
  • Amanda
    Feb 16, 2019
    I was so engrossed with this book that I devoured it in one sitting. This was chilling as this could have been a true story. Unfortunately children murdering another child has happened in real life!! When the flower girls Rosie and Laurel were aged 6 and 10, they were playing in the...
  • Dita
    May 23, 2019
    Dang! I figured out pretty early where we were going but the ride was still crazy. And then it really went berserk. I mean WTF just happened?? I almost DNFed this at about 30% because it moved a little too slowly at the beginning, and in my opinion, about 50% of the characters co...
  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    Apr 23, 2019
    The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts. (2019). Laurel and Primrose are the Flower Girls. Nineteen years ago, one was convicted of murder and the other got a new identity. But now another child has gone missing. So the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines again... This no...
  • Latkins
    Sep 16, 2018
    This is a gripping, if deeply disturbing thriller about two sisters who were arrested when they were ten and six for murdering a toddler, Kirstie, in 1997. Called Laurel and Primrose, or Rosie, they were dubbed 'the flower girls'. 19 years on, Laurel is still in prison, having been con...
  • Rachel Hall
    Feb 18, 2019
    Following two police procedurals Alice Clark-Platts? third novel tackles the ever fascinating topic of children that kill and explores some of the most contentious issues surrounding crime and justice. From the familiar nurture/nature debate on the origin of evil to prison tariffs, d...
  • Mandy White
    Jan 17, 2019
    I loved this book, so different from other books that I have been reading recently. I read this over 10 days with Pigeonhole Books and at times I just wanted to keep reading to know what was going to happen next. The story of 2 sisters Laurel and Rosie. Laurel is convicted of the m...
  • Paromjit
    Nov 20, 2018
    Alice Clark-Platt's nightmarish and chilling psychological thriller brings back memories of the notoriously unforgettable 1993 murder of toddler Jamie Bulger by two boys. Here we have the character driven disturbingly unsettling story of 10 year old Laurel and her sister, 6 year old Pr...
  • Louise Wilson
    Dec 15, 2018
    In 1997, two little girls (sisters) aged 10 & 6 abducted and killed a two year old toddler. The older girl was charged with the crime but younger one got a new identity. The younger sister (Rosie) went on to lead a normal life. 19 years later, another young girl does missing at the...
  • Lou
    Jan 23, 2019
    The Flower Girls, Alice Clark-Platts debut thriller is both emotional and chilling due to the thought-provoking and complex plot. It reminded me right away of the James Bulger case, and as if the horror of finding a murdered child isn't enough the brutal, merciless killers are children...
  • Maria Hill AKA MH Books
    Mar 03, 2019
    This went from yeh its okay to one of the most enjoyable crime thrillers I have read in a long while. Based upon two girls, 6 and 10, accused of violently killing a toddler in 1997. The 10-year-old is convicted but the 6-year-old is deemed too young under the law. Now 19 years late...
  • Laura
    Oct 11, 2018
    I was quite disappointed with this one, if I am being honest. The story itself did not seem to flow very naturally, a lot of characters were added that did not really add much to the story. The main whodunnit I figured out pretty early on, but there was no real motive given. I woul...
  • Roman Clodia
    Sep 25, 2018
    This is the 3rd Clark-Platts book I've read and she's consistently turned in books with more substance and intelligence than we sometimes find in this genre. That said, the obligatory twist here is one we've surely all seen before in a myriad other psychological thrillers, and the over...
  • Nadia
    Oct 26, 2018
    This was an intense and very disturbing read and I'm still processing how I feel about it. 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 ...
  • trufflebooks
    Mar 05, 2019
    5/5 ? AMAZING. Full Review >>> HERE ...
  • Becca
    Feb 03, 2019
    This is the story of the Flower Girls. Two sisters, who back in 1997, were involved in a truly horrific crime - the torture and murder of a two year old girl. What makes this even more despicable, if possible, is the ages of the sisters. Laurel was ten when the crime was committed and ...
  • Adele Shea
    Jan 14, 2019
    I hate to say this but the book has really disappointed me. It took me a while to get into it as I felt the beginning a bit messy but once I got into it I liked it. What was the ending all about? I feel let down with such an abrupt ending. It feels unfinished somehow. ...
  • Mark
    Jan 24, 2019
    2 Sisters go out to play, while they are out they abduct and murder a baby! The 2 sisters Laurel and Primose are caught, one is charged and is put away for life, one is too young to be prosecuted and so has her name changed ( and her parents ) and her life is led in secret 19 year...
  • Julie Parks
    Oct 19, 2018
    It's true. You'll never forget THE FLOWER GIRLS. This book is bound to stay in your memory for a long time. It's emotional and provocative, and it makes you question things you would otherwise choose not to because they're not the kind of questions that have good, satisfactory answers...
  • Sheri
    Nov 27, 2018
    The Flower Girls is a dark, disturbing and really rather haunting story. Nearly twenty years ago, the brutal murder of two-year-old Kirstie Swann shocked the nation, not least because the apparent perpetrators, Laurel and Rosie Bowman, were just ten and six years old. Laurel, abo...