The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (1 Star)


Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is one disturbing book, on more than one level. Yet, I had to finish it to see how it ended. The book starts kind of at the end of the story, and I had to see how everyone got there. Also, I was intrigued by the main character, Maya. She was definitely interesting, but as the story progresses I like her less and less. She is portrayed as someone who has overcome all kinds of obstacles in her childhood, so she should have been made of more steel than to be locked up in the butterfly garden. Really, what’s worse, death or knowing you and 20 other women are going to die slowly? And she has a relationship with two of the abductors?

That being said, the storyline is horrifying, macabre and chilling. Its a good thing it wasn’t too graphic, though sometimes things left to your imagination are just as bad. As for some reviews that called it riveting, not so much for me. It certainly kept my attention, but the further I got into the book, the more absurd it became.

The ending, oh please, that was the worst ever! Overall, a big disappointment.


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