- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 892 KB
- Print Length: 347 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Crabbit Publishing (Nicola Morgan) (9 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H0HLUCS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #459,317 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Passionflower Massacre and Sleepwalking Kindle Edition
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Top customer reviews
I haven't read many stories that convincingly show how cults operate - identifying and targeting the vulnerable, then drawing them in. It was easy to see how a young person would be drawn in by seemingly little things, like kindness and being allowed to be part of a `family', to belong, though those `little things' are what truly matter, even for adults. People always seem to wonder why the young and rich, those who `have it all', are sucked into cults - I think this story shows just how easily it can happen, with Matilda being one of those who `has it all'.
I enjoyed how the story moved between the two time-lines. Personally, I would have liked more dialogue between the characters; I believe that helps flesh out their personalities more.
`Sleepwalking', while being readable enough, didn't capture my imagination; I'm quite fussy where dystopian stories are concerned. The `future' depicted in this story didn't feel real to me, and I struggled to lose myself in it. But, being a quote-fiend, I did enjoy the quotes that opened each chapter.
These are the first fiction pieces I've read of Nicola Morgan's (read her `Blame My Brain' & `Know Your Brain' as my boys were approaching teenage years - great fun!). I'm definitely going to hunt out her other books, especially `Fleshmarket' - so like the sound of that one.
In 2029, a stoic old lady has been devoting her days to Peter whilst he serves time in Dartmoor prison for mass murder, veiling her true intentions for him upon his release.
As we delve into both timelines, we uncover a masterfully written tale that never preaches or patronises, Morgan's imagery and character development prove to be the beating heart of the novel, providing us with characters of true complexity and depth that we can recognise as we do our own friends and family - allowing the novel to appeal to teenagers and adults alike.
A compelling story, exploring the power of words, emotion and the human need to feel accepted. Just as Peter's words entice his followers, Morgan's reel us in, we follow eagerly as she leads us on a journey brimming with suspense towards an unexpected and unforgettable conclusion..
The Passion Flower Massacre is a novel that will keep you on your toes with thrills, chills and kills.
A friend recommended it to me when I was fourteen and I have re-read it so many times since that I have lost count.
I cannot recommend it enough!
Because Nicola writes mainly for YA readers, I thought I might find them a bit on the 'young' side for me. Wrong!
A thoroughly entertaining read.
Well worth downloading
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