Roses of May (The Collector #2)

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 Sravastis 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 madmans crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priyas help can the killer be foundbut will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?..


Roses of May (The Collector #2) Reviews

Roses of May (The Collector #2)
Tulay

Don't recommend.

This second book isn't as engaging as the first book. One clever and obnoxious girl and her mother. Understanding and patient FBI characters. Parts of the story was confusing, found myself re-reading some parts. Won't be reading the next book in this series.

Roses of May (The Collector #2)
Jill Croce-McGill

Wow... Dot Hutchison has done it again!!! Her imagination is scary, creepy and absolutely brilliant!

The Roses of May is the 2nd book in “The Collector" trilogy series, but it isn’t a direct sequel to The Butterfly Garden. You will see the “Butterflies” throughout, but the main focus of this book is on a teenage girl, Priya Sravasti, who lost her sister to a diabolical serial killer that surrounds his victims with different types of flowers. Hanoverian, Eddison, and Ramirez, “The Quantico 3”, are
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Roses of May (The Collector #2)
Jan

Had a love/hate relationship with this book, and I think I have myself to blame for that!

As soon as I saw the follow up to The Butterfly Garden, I knew I had to grab this, hoping for another 5 star read. I honestly don't think I even bothered to read the description-I just had to know what happened to the captive Butterflies! I don't think I am the only person who felt this way either.

So here is where the disappoint comes into play and my expectations fell apart....

While there are some mentions
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Roses of May (The Collector #2)
Rachel

Roses of May is more of a companion novel, rather than a sequel, to Hutchinson's The Butterfly Garden. We sort of pick up where we left off, chronologically, but then we follow a different thread. FBI Agent Brandon Eddison features more heavily in this novel, and we see a fair bit of Inara and Bliss, but the meat of the story is about a new character altogether. Priya Svrasti's sister Chavi was murdered by a serial killer five years ago; every May he seeks out a new victim, always a young girl, ...more

Roses of May (The Collector #2)
destiny ☠ howling libraries

#1 The Butterfly Garden ★★★★★

#2 Roses of May ★★★★☆

#3 The Summer Children ★★★★★


"And he realizes that no, he doesn't have to be here. There's no Bureau requirement, no order, no generally agreed guideline, nothing official that mandates his presence at the funeral of a girl who killed herself because the seams where she broke the first time were too fragile to stitch together a second time."


It's hard enough on the agents when the butterflies start falling apart, but suicides of girls who can't s
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Roses of May (The Collector #2)
Candace

'Roses of May' is the second book in 'The Collector' series, by Dot Hutchison. Although there are a few connections, through characters, between the two books, they are really not a major factor. This book could easily be read as a standalone.

This book is told from multiple POVs, but the majority of the book is told from the POV of Priya Sravasti. Year's ago, Priya's sister, Chavi, was murdered by a serial killer that has managed to evade capture for over a decade. Now it seems that she has beco
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Roses of May (The Collector #2)
Chelsea Humphrey

Oh boy. Where to start. I knew I shouldn’t have complained about the dang ending in the previous book. Deep breath. So last year I stumbled upon a novel titled The Butterfly Garden on NetGalley and decided it looked equal parts disturbing and beautiful, and it was both of those things and so much more. I have raved about that book for well over a year now, and if the ending hadn’t thrown in a few unnecessary details in attempting a shocking twist, it would have been my favorite read of the entir ...more

Roses of May (The Collector #2)
Gabriela Kozhuharova

В сравнение с "Градината на пеперудите" продължението "Майските рози" е по-изпипаната книга. Темпото ѝ е осезаемо по-бавно, но стиловите и сюжетните недостатъци са изгладени. Макар да ми хареса, определено не успя да измести предшественичата си от пиедестала ѝ. Липсваше ми обсебващата атмосфера и мрачно красивите детайли на Градината. Тук обаче Дот Хъчисън ме спечели с изместването на фокуса от жертвите към оцелелите – тя потапя читателя дълбоко и болезнено в психологията на онези, които са са с ...more