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‘Flowers For The Dead’
by Barbara Copperthwaite

As the days passed, Ada grew increasingly frail. She was often dizzy, and so weak that she now had no objection when Adam carried her to sit outside in the sunshine, or up to bed at night. He even took her to the loo, though she drew the line at him coming inside with her.

“Find someone who is proud to be with you, Adam. Someone who knows you aren’t perfect, but loves your imperfections.” she repeated time and time again. “She must have class. That doesn’t come from money, you understand. It’s an indefinable something extra, a quality, which is apparent whether or not someone is well off. Grooming, manners, kindness, strength of character – these are things that define class.”

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14 comments
  • This still sounds interesting , but looking back, I think I found the beginning lines more appealing. It does make me wonder how it allows ties together.

    I’m still reading magazines. Between those and other “busyness”, I’m not sure if I’ll get to another book before year end.

    • Hi Kelly,

      Looking back, I can see how you might think these teaser lines are a little tame and benign, when taken alongside the intrigue of the opening paragraph. However, if you had been reading the book alongside me, I can assure you that the reality is much different. Without saying too much, this is a real page turner and a story which will have me looking over my shoulder for some time to come – even in the privacy of my own home!!

      I must admit that I am struggling to keep up with the posts right now, as life seems rather hectic in the run-up to Christmas. I shall be Sooo! pleased when it is all over 🙂

      • Your comments about looking over your shoulder intrigue me even more! This may have to go on my wish list.

        I know the feeling about trying to keep up. At least my next few posts are already scheduled, including my year-end reading wrap-up for next week.

        Hope you can relax and enjoy the holidays. 🙂

        • I can never seem to get far enough ahead of myself to schedule posts in advance – It’s more a case of ‘flying by the seat of my pants’ 🙂

          ‘Flowers For The Dead’ is definitely worth adding to your list, but only if you like being scared witless – It’s a good job I’m not in the house alone when I read it!

  • From the teasers you shared, it’s not so obvious what kind of book this is or what direction it will go. Still, I am intrigued. And after reading the synopsis for the book, I am even more so. I imagine this is quite a suspenseful book!

    This reminds me a little bit of Elizabeth Haynes’s Human Remains, although still quite different.

    • Hi Wendy,

      Wow! Thanks for the recommendation, ‘Human Remains’ is already added to my Want To Read list.

      Whilst, as you say, the synopses for the two books are fundamentally different, they have in common the same question … Are you sure you are safe, even in your own home, with all the doors and wndows locked?

      ‘Flowers For The Dead’ is certainly disconcerting and not a little worrying and whilst Ada played an important part in Adam’s life, it was ultimately not enough to influence his bahaviour in later life …!

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      Ada and Adam are related and whilst Ada realises that not all is not quite right in Adam’s world – she has no idea just how bad things are going to get when he is left alone!

      That’s all I can say I’m afraid – but prepare to be scared!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I appreciate it and have a great Christmas 🙂

    • Hi There and nice to meet you 🙂

      I literally opened this excellent book at the page I was reading when writing this post, so they really don’t give too much away about the storyline, do they?

      If you read them in conjunction with the book’s premise, then things should become a little clearer, although even that isn’t going to prepare you for the emotional intensity of this psychological thriller … Let’s just say that Adam is one very troubled young man!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope to chat with you again soon. Meanwhile, have a lovely Christmas day 🙂

    • Hi Lorraine,

      Ada’s definition of class, really hit the spot for me. Money isn’t everything and ‘class’, if we have to call it that, I believe, does come from within, not from an outward show of wealth.

      In some instances ‘relationships’ may not be quite the right choice of word in this storyline. However the relationship between Ada and Adam, is most definitely the most genuine and ‘real’ in Adam’s fantasy world, although Ada may have inadvertantly set off a chain of events, she could never have envisaged!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time out to comment. Have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

  • Great teasers here and I can agree with what she says about having class…”She must have class. That doesn’t come from money “… and on loving your imperfections as well.
    Enjoy this one! I look forward to your thoughts on it.

    • Hi Naida,

      I totally agree with the sentiment behind Ada’s words, although it is always difficult for me to accept imperfections in myself!

      Having read about half way through the book now, I’m wondering whether Ada’s words, as innocently said and as well-meaning as she intended them to be, didn’t in their own way, contribute to the horrifying events which followed them.

      I believe that Ada had plenty of suspicions that there was something amiss in Adam’s home life, however she chose to do nothing about it and unfortunatley her cautionary words, were taken to the extreme by a damaged and disturbed Adam!

      If you enjoy psychological thrillers which really keep you on the edge of your seat, then I can highly recommend ‘Flowers For The Dead’ so far 🙂

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