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#BlogTour #BookReview The Corpse Flower By Anne Mette Hancock

Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all to my stop of the Blog Tour for The Corpse Flower By Anne Mette Hancock and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

Thank You very much to the publisher – Swift Press for the review copy.
ISBN13: 978-1800750715
Genre: Thriller
Release date: 03 03 2022
Price*: Kindle £6.64 (GBP)/  Hardback £9.39 (GBP)
Kindle $12.99 (USD)/ Hardback $23.98 (USD)
Pages: ~ 336
My rating: Really liked it.
You can get this book here:
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What I learned from this book: That normal looking people sometimes carry very gory secrets.

Description of the book: Danish journalist Heloise Kaldan is in the middle of a nightmare. One of her sources has been caught lying, and she could lose her job over it. And then she receives the first in a series of cryptic letters from an alleged killer.

Anna Kiel is wanted for murder but hasn’t been seen by anyone in three years. When the reporter who first wrote about the case is found murdered in his apartment, detective Erik Schafer comes up with the first lead. Has Anna Kiel struck again? If so, why does every clue point directly to Heloise Kaldan?

As Heloise starts digging deeper she realises that to tell Anna’s story she will have to revisit her darkest past, and confront the one person she swore she’d never see again…

How this book made me feel: I was very intrigued by the blurb and the cover, and I find the books with journalists to be very intriguing because they are born to dig until they get something juicy. 😀

This book was told from multiple perspectives, and the main characters are Heloise and Erik. Heloise is a journalist that is contacted by a murderer, she has no idea why because she never met this woman before. She starts to investigate the murder to find out why has she been chosen. Erik is a police officer and he is trying to catch Anna, the murderer, at any cost. He starts to collaborate with Heloise hoping to find and bring Anna to justice. I really liked these two characters, they are intriguing and very realistic. They have different styles and they compliment each other very well. This story is character-driven and we have a chance to learn quite a lot about the people on this case. All characters chosen for this novel have interesting thoughts and stories to share and I found them very gripping.

The narrative of this book is constantly changing depending on the perspective and the investigation is quite fast-paced. There are plenty of twists and surprises along the way. The topics discussed in this book are trust issues, paedophilia, emotional and physical abuse, friendships, couple’s relationships and many more.

I enjoyed the writing style of this novel and the setting of this book as well, it was unusual and I enjoy reading about life in different countries. The chapters are short and the book is one sitting kind of read. I have to warn you that there are descriptions of children abuse, so it is not suitable for sensitive readers. The ending of this book rounded the story very well and left me extremely satisfied with the outcome.

So, to conclude, I thoroughly enjoyed this riveting and engrossing read, filled with very realistic characters as well the plot filled with action and suspense. I hope you will give this book a go and will enjoy it as much as I did.
Thank you for your time!<3

About the author: Anne Mette Hancock lives in Copenhagen with her two children. In 2017 her debut The Corpse Flower introduced readers to journalist Heloise Kaldan and police officer Erik Schäfer. It won the Danish Crime Academy’s debutant prize, was a #1 bestseller in Denmark and a top ten bestseller in Europe. The sequel, The Collector, was published in Denmark in 2018 and will be published by Swift in 2023.

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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