Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady treesand a collection of precious butterfliesyoung women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man whod go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what shes still hiding......
|Title||:||The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1)|
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|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
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The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) Reviews
I found myself engrossed by the writing and story in the beginning. I needed to know what happened to these girls called “butterflies.” I needed to know how they finally got away. I needed to know how they came to be in the garden. I’m a sucker for an excellent thriller. This one had the makings of one filled with originality and horror. The creepiness finds its way deep under your skin tearing through to your soul. Unfortunately it didn’t stay quite as exciting as I hoped through the middle and ...more
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The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison is a captivating thriller. The collector a.k.a. “The Gardner” begins collecting girls and tattooing them with beautiful designs. His plan is to keep them until they reach a certain age and then make them permanent fixtures in his garden for all to see. The girls know their fate, but it’s a mystery exactly how and when it will come about. Maya is one of ...more
This is the stupidest goddamn book. If you can suspend every inch of disbelief in your body and go into The Butterfly Garden accepting that it's in some kind of alternate fantasy world where women lack free will of any kind then maybe it's an okay book. Let's take a brief quiz to see how you'd do!
You wake up in a garden prison constructed by a madman who kidnapped you and is going to kill you on your 21st birthday. Do you (a) try to escape or (b) passively accept your fate and go make ~best frie ...more
This book was one of the best I have read. It had so many twists and turns in it that you couldn't help but keep reading the book!
This book was one creepy book! I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but if you don't have a good stomach, I wouldn't read this book..
Honestly, this is one of the hardest books I've had to review. You really can't say much without giving away the entire book!
The one thing I will say is take notes! You will forget shit... so much is going on in this book at all times. ...more
This novel is unlike anything I've ever read before. It's dark and disturbing but so beautifully written that it draws you in to the horrifying world constructed within the pages.
It's no secret from the description of the book that young girls of around 16 years old have been 'collected' by a man who calls himself the Gardener and brought to a beautiful garden somewhere in New York. The garden is a paradise complete with beautiful trees and flowers, streams and ponds, a cliff and a waterfall. B ...more
THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN by Dot Hutchison is a compelling read that deals with rape, captivity but an overall tale of strength and survival…in the hands of an EVIL man known as the Gardener.
The imagery is vivid and enables you to sense the atmosphere of the beautiful garden and butterflies. But the Gardener is evil and takes teenage girls, until they reach the ripe age of twenty-one when he can preserve them …if they last that long!
The Gardener tattoo's Different butterfly wings on their back and ...more
When I started this book, I was able to recognize that it wasn't very well written, but the plot was interesting enough to keep me going. However, as the book went on I discovered that the story wasn't actually as well formed as I'd originally presumed. This book felt very sloppy, almost as if it were a first draft that still needed heavy editing. The writing felt amateurish, and the teenage voice wasn't portrayed very well. Anytime Maya was telling her story (the book flips back and forth betwe ...more
"Where are we?"
This book fucked me up. Take a look at me anytime while I was reading The Butterfly Garden and you'd find me like this: with a hand over my gaping mouth, eyes bugging out, and a greenish tint to my face. I'm still here like, what the shit did I just read?
Well let me tell you what I just read. A dark, twisted story about girls savaged by a delusional captor who *trigger warning* stamps, rapes, and then kills them (not spoilers). It's sad, it's sickening, and it's ut ...more