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Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.

Priya Sravasti's sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman's crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya's help can the killer be found - but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?

©2017 Dot Hutchison (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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love Dot Hutchison

The narrators suited the characters. The story line was a bit predictable but still Enjoyed this Audiobook.

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  • Victoria
  • 05-07-2017

Not what I had expected

I really had high hopes for this book because I absolutely loved The Butterfly Garden! I was pretty disappointed to see how short it fell to the first book. Most of it was repetitive and boring. I think if the POV had been from the killer instead it would have made the whole book so much better. Will Damron did a fantastic job! His voice for the killer gave me chills! Siiri's narration on the other hand sounded robotic and stunted. There were some parts of the book that were heartbreaking, but she read them completely emotionless. I couldn't get into her sections. That made it hard to rate the performance. I would easily give Will Damron 5 stars, but I would give Siiri 1 star.

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  • Viviana Offenbacher
  • 05-06-2017

Boring

Words can't describe how disappointing this book is. The butterfly garden was amazing. This one not at all.

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  • Connie Kane
  • 12-06-2017

Wasn't impressed

Sorry to say I was disappointed in the book.. it was very slow and a lot of bouncing around.. I thought it would be more about the butterflies so I was disappointed bouncing from two completely different stories!!

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  • Christi B
  • 23-10-2017

Good but not butterflies

I had to read this one as part of the collector trilogy. I found the butterfly garden totally captivating. While roses of may is good, it doesn't measure up to the butterfly garden. Definitely recommend it's creepiness though.

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  • A Tack
  • 06-06-2017

Very predictable story line. Was a disappointment

after the first book. The female narrator is distracting trying to change her voices. Disappointment.

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  • Wendy J. A.
  • 23-05-2018

The Roses of May

This book did not match her first book. I was sadly disappointed. I couldn’t get into the book until half way through. Then it didn’t really hold my attention. There were too many strange names and I had trouble following who’s who. I didn’t care for the voices of the readers either. I kept comparing them to the readers of the first book. I found myself in the first book saying” oh I can relate to that” where this book left me struggling to finish a chapter. I don’t give up easily, so I downloaded her 3rd book.

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  • Ashley Phillips
  • 30-09-2017

Not like the Butterflies

While I enjoyed the book, it certainly didn't compare to the first book, The Butterfly Gardens. It lacked the thrills and excitement of the first book.

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  • Lottie728
  • 23-06-2018

very boring

Highly disappointed with this book. I don't even care to listen to the third. Such a shame too, the first book was amazing

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  • ZacharyKindle Customer
  • 07-06-2017

The Roses of May 😴

If you could sum up The Roses of May in three words, what would they be?

DISAPPOINTING, CONFUSION, REPETITIVE

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

NO

What does Siiri Scott and Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

UNFORTUNATELY, NO AND I THINK THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE STORY NOT THEM

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

SKIP THE SEQUEL...😬

Any additional comments?

AS WITH ANY EXCELLENT BOOK, MOVIE, ETC. WE ALWAYS EXPECT TOO MUCH OUT OF THE SEQUEL . AT LEAST I DID! SINCE THIS IS A TRILOGY, LETS HOPE SHE TAKES HER TIME AND "KICKS A-- WITH THE THIRD. I LOVED BUTTERFLY!!!! 😬. 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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  • Jennifer Grenadier
  • 14-05-2018

Very disappointed after The Butterfly Garden

I was so excited to read The Roses of May after The Butterfly Garden. Sadly, this book was nothing at all like TBG. It was written completely different and though the story could have been a good one if written differently but instead it was very boring and drawn out. I find it hard to believe it’s the same author. Waste of time and money to read this one.

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  • Samantha Collins
  • 16-10-2017

Loved it

Loved this book. I especially liked the way the story from the first book carried over, with the trials of the 'butterflies after they escaped the 'garden'. Then the 2 stories almost combined with the FBI agents and the other characters becoming involved in each others lives.

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  • Natalie
  • 08-07-2017

good but not as good as the butterfly garden

the narrators do a good job (except when the guy is doing Priyas mum. he murders that accent)

the butterfly garden was really imaginative but this was kind of just an average, pretty predictable, murder mystery.

the author also has some really odd ideas of what you should do if you find out someone has binged on oreos. Probably avoid following this example

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  • L Webster
  • 02-01-2019

Brilliant

like the 1st book this one is chilling and amazing. suspense all the way through

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  • Emily Perks
  • 05-09-2018

addicted.

so very in love with this story you have created and the intertwining between the first and second book yet theres so much more you get to learn about the characters from the first book as you are sunk deep into this new story. i have so much praise for the brilliant writing style and encapsulating stories Dot Huchison creates and i will be eagerly waiting for ALL future stories.

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  • moira
  • 21-08-2018

Wonderful

I enjoyed the first in this series I bought this one straight away. I was not disappointed. 📚

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  • hayley coombs
  • 03-07-2018

incredible

could not stop listening. draws you in and the storyline never dipped.had my full attention throughout. fully recommended

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  • HettyP
  • 08-05-2018

Really great book

So glad I discovered Dot Hutchison. Intriguing storyline, good characters. Good narration. Very much looking forward to more by this author.

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  • Lynne Nicholson
  • 08-04-2018

Loved it

Was a bit worried having read other reviews saying it wasn’t as good as butterfly garden. I think those reviewers weren’t enjoying the same book I was. Loved it, and the development of previously met characters. Yes I worked out who the killer was, but as it took a while to learn how the killer fitted I wasn’t disappointed. Can’t wait for further books by this author.

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  • Clarence
  • 11-07-2017

Not quite as compelling at the first book

I liked that some of the characters were slightly familiar from the Butterfly Garden but I didn't feel this had quite the same grip on me.

I wanted to hear more from the Butterflies as it felt like they had very minor pointless parts in this book. Priya was a good character but I didn't feel engaged enough with her story.

It was good but I had higher expectations I guess, as I was so gripped by the first book

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  • Claire
  • 19-11-2020

Agonisingly drawn out

This for me was a total let down compared to the previous book, it was agonisingly drawn out even though the plot was established early on. I got to the point where i was only playing it to fall asleep to it was getting so boring. The only good bits which were few and far between were the glimpses into the other butterflies lives now they were free from the garden. I wouldn't bother to waste a credit on this as its no where near as good as the first book which is a shame because that was a great listen.

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