Title: The Botanist
Author: L.K. Hill
In the heat of the desert, Detective Cody Oliver makes an alarming and inadvertent discovery – a strange garden, adorned with various exotic flowers, is a showy cover for the scores of bodies buried below. Soon, the small town of Mt. Dessicate plunges into chaos as journalists, reporters, and cameramen from across the nation clamor to get a piece of the action.
Along with the media, a mysterious woman appears who may be the only person who has come face to face with the killer, known as the Botanist. If Detective Cody can’t piece together the crime scene, decipher how the woman’s mysterious past is connected to the killer, and bring the Botanist to justice, he may lose the people he values most.
So many twists and turns. I felt as if every sentence of this audiobook was laced with suspense and tension. I absolutely adored it.
Alex, on a personal journey down a dark road, runs across the path of a man who’s she’s sure has no business in a police car. After her close encounter, Alex reports the incident, and goes about her life…until four years later when mass graves are uncovered near the spot of her encounter. Desperate to catch a killer and unlock the truth of her personal nightmares, Alex puts herself directly in the center of a murder investigation, one she’s much more involved in than she knows.
The characters in this book, Alex and Cody, were very well written. They had such drastic personalities that they made the story as profound as it was. For all the thriller/murder mystery books that I’ve read, I’ve never come across one with such an amazingly complicated plot.
This is a must read for all fans of psychological thrillers.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.