The Butterfly Garden
By Dot Hutchison
In the city there is garden and in the beautiful well tended garden there are butterflies. The gardener does a magnificent job of tending to the garden and looking after all the butterflies in his garden, he believes that he is doing a magnificent service looking after his beautiful butterflies, but all is not as it seems on the outside!
The butterflies are young girls aged from 14 to 21 who have been kidnapped by the gardener, there backs have been intricately tattooed with bright beautiful wings Butterfly wings resembling some of the gardener’s favourite butterfly species although the gardener only wants his specimens at the height of there beauty so once they reach 21 there time in the garden changes forever. The gardener shares his hobby with his son Avery but as the gardener struggles to keep his eldest son on leash the butterflies are subjected to Avery’s vile evil tendencies.
FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Eddison are interviewing Inara one of the girls from the Garden and as her tale unravels between her previous life and her new life in the garden it becomes hard too tell if Inara’s has actually been saved from hell or delivered to hell.
This wasn't the book I was expecting really as I was expecting a crime thriller much in the same vain as Michael Connely or similar authors in that vain but that saying “The Butterfly Garden” is an excellent roller coaster of emotions that left me still thinking about this book long after I put it down. This is quiet a harrowing and at times graphic books but all that aside this a one of the most thought provoking stories I have read in a long time and I couldn't recommend this book enough.