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The Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--
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peanutnine
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Girls are kidnapped and tattooed with butterflies, then kept as playthings of the "Gardener"
#Victim #ScarathlonDailyPrompts @StayCurious

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britgetslit
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@CindyMyLifeIsLit here are your choices for #trappedonanisland. I loved The Butterfly Garden and recently read Just Like Home which is why I chose them. The other books just sounded fun and I liked their covers. Happy reading!

@aperfectmjk

CindyMyLifeIsLit Yay! I‘m going to give my best shot at reading them all! Thanks!! 🎃👹🧟‍♀️🧛🏻👻 2mo
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SpookyDonut
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Haven‘t posted here in awhile. Starting this one tonight after it‘s been highly recommended in some facebook book groups I follow. #thebutterflygarden #dothutchison #kindleunlimited #ebook

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AsYouWish
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Welcome to the Butterfly Garden where everything is calm and peaceful. The Gardener has done his best to make everything perfect for his collection of butterflies, a place where they can live and thrive until they go into their display case to be forever remembered for the beautiful women they used to be… but who were they before they came to the Butterfly Garden and what happens when the living butterflies try to escape? Recommend!

🦋🦋🦋🦋

AsYouWish TW: S.A., kidnapping, torture 8mo
GondorGirl I don't read a lot of crime suspense type books, but I really enjoyed this one. 8mo
AsYouWish @GondorGirl It was very good!! I am debating getting the next book in the series - some people have told me not to and others have told me I need to keep going. 8mo
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suvata
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From the Publisher:

In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”— young 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.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LoverOfLearning This was the first book I put on my.goodreads TBR way back when i made my account. Still have never read it. 🤣 8mo
suvata @LoverOfLearning That‘s funny. You might want to pick it up because it‘s a good one. 8mo
LoverOfLearning @suvata sounds like a good one! Maybe I will! 8mo
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Geemom1118
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The snow has started falling so what better time than to dive into a new book.

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Death Proof

Klou Good job!! 12mo
TheSpineView @Klou 📕📚📕 12mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Cape Fear

Klou Oooh good choice!! 14mo
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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:
“He did it”

Had to pick one that doesn‘t spoil anything. So this one fits! Fun horror/thriller with twisted serial killer.

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TamTracy
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The whole premise of this book didn‘t make sense on so many levels. There are so many fundamental problems with the reactions and behaviors of the characters. With this being said.... I couldn‘t stop reading it and enjoyed it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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peanutnine
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Day 21 #MayCharacters
Prompt: Malicious

The Gardener kidnaps young girls, tattoos butterflies on their backs, and keeps them in his "garden" to use for his pleasure. He is seriously twisted and wants to preserve their beauty.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Ast_Arslan I read this book in one sitting 🤩 I like every part of it but the ending 😅 2y
Eggs Yikes😳. Great choice 🖤🖤 2y
NikkiM5 Crazy book but good 👍🏾 2y
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BlueMoonJ
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So, my kid convinced me to get a kindle, not hard, but definitely not needed.
This book looks decidedly warped enough to be the first read.
I use kindle constantly to read trashy novels I never share. But, usually they are on my ipad which is just too big.
#ereader #thriller #takemymoney #kindleunlimited #freeread

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Daniella.Richardson
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This book was really good! Definitely some dark shit happening, but I like that! Book #11 of 2021

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BLeCompte
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Immediately wanted to read the next book as I finished this one!!

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ReadingOver50
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The story was compelling and the villain unlike any I had read. Depraved but without the self awareness to realize it. The story was told in a series of flashbacks by one of the victims. At times this format was a bit jarring. I was feeling immersed in the story, and then suddenly we are back in the interrogation room. The way the FBI tries to implicate Maya in the crime, when she is clearly a victim, didn't sit right with me. 4 out of 5 stars.

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Lizpixie
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Just before I go get some sleep, I thought I‘d share this picture I just took of my butterfly bush in bloom. I‘m pretty sure it‘s a Buddleja “ Autumn Beauty” as it‘s a month into autumn here in Australia, either way it‘s a gorgeous plant that attracts honeybees & butterflies to my garden & smells like flowery honey. What‘s blooming in your part of the world? #isolationinteractions #keeplitsypositive #flowersoflitsy

BethM Grass? Lol 3y
Tamra Gorgeous! Nothing yet. 😉 But I have hope. 3y
Hooked_on_books What a gorgeous color! I have an anthurium farm in Hawaii and the flowers are starting to increase their numbers, so there‘s lots of color now out in the fields. 3y
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CarolynM That's beautiful! We still have some roses to enjoy.🙂 (edited) 3y
JacqMac Those are beautiful! Only snow blooming here. Lol 3y
Cathythoughts Lovely flower! We are not up & running yet , still the hyacinths first the mo ... we have some new & interesting ones to come up in the garden this year ❤️😁 3y
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booksrnot4worms
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It wasn't what I expected initially, but a good read. I will read the next in the series.

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JennBen
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Really good and fast paced! It was a great read and now I am on to book two of the series😊

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djlewis78
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Intriguing story, well written, almost believable

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TobyBon
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This was a fantastic book that kept a hold on my imagination even when I had to stop reading it, which wasn't very often. There are lots of twists and I honestly didn't see the end coming. Great book, looking forward to reading the others

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alecia3dixie
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This book was pretty good! I enjoyed it through put the book and definitely kept my interest. I would recommend reading this book if you are into mystery/suspense. The ending is a little predictable and I didn't really like the ending either. But the rest of the book was great!

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theportablemagik
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Somehow this book is pretty much illogical. Like why cant they do anything? There‘s a group of girl versus one old man and they have so many chances to kill him even without a weapon bah. But they don‘t and macam pasrah ajak with whatever that comes to them. Come on girls! Take whatever in front of you and smash that psycho till his brain splash out

BlameJennyJane 😂😂😂 3y
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theportablemagik
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Somehow this book is pretty much illogical. Like why cant they do anything? There‘s a group of girl versus one old man and they have so many chances to kill him even without a weapon bah. But they don‘t and macam pasrah ajak with whatever that comes to them. Come on girls! Take whatever in front of you and smash that psycho till his brain splash out

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Straycat
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From the first page to the last I was engaged 100% I‘ve read a lot of negative reviews regarding the “twist” at the end being a let down. If you‘re the type of person who only reads stories with huge twists at the end, this book is not for you. I felt like Dot Hutchinson laid everything important on the table at the very beginning, and added a small twist for those who crave it. It would‘ve been much better without it, but it was still amazing.

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MizzGraham
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I love Joseph-Beth Bookstore so, so much ❤️🦋 Also... excited to read this one! “The Butterfly Garden” by Dot Hutchison.

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krissylovesbooks75
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1. Chocolate. Which usually leads to wanting chips. Then back to chocolate ?

2. I enjoy listening to them, I just don't do it enough.

3. Thanksgiving dinner! And I'm going to make a "thankful" book stack to read through.

4. I actually didn't have any candy, but I did eat 2 cupcakes ?

5. Blue is my favorite, but I love all kinds of bright colors.

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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krissylovesbooks75
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Today, in all the rain and wind, my honey and I finally tied the knot. It was a sweet, amazing day 😊 Happy Halloween!!

AmyG Congratulations! Rain is good luck. 🎉 3y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3y
JessClark78 Congratulations! 3y
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Laughterhp Congrats! So awesome to have a Halloween anniversary! 3y
ljuliel Best wishes for a happy future. 👰🏻 🎂 🤵🏽 3y
Eggs Congratulations 🥂🌹💍🍰 3y
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉❤️ 3y
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you all so much! It was a wonderful day 😊 3y
marleed Congratulations! 3y
cjk Congratulations! 🎉 3y
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rkeo
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I struggled between being really intrigued via morbid curiosity and disliking it due to frustrations with some plot holes.

I appreciated a lot of the character development, but I didn't like how literally every action of every chatacter was so improbable. However, self-reflecting on the fact that I've never been kidnapped, held captive, tortured, and raped by a family of men allowed me to keep an open mind and enjoy the story.

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TheBookQueenReigns
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🦋The Butterfly Garden🦋
It‘s truly a story that you won‘t forget easily. My one of my favorite quotes from the book is this “I think a trauma doesn‘t stop just because you‘ve been rescued.” Dot shows what it‘s truly like to be a survivor with the feelings and insecurities that comes with it. She put a very personal and inside view of what a survivor of abuse feels and the thought process behind it.
From yours truly,
The Book Queen 👑

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HollyBahling
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Wow. Just... wow. This book surprised me. It will be added to my list of all time favorites! The beauty described against the darkness is astounding. A girl emerges from a beautiful prison to tell her story. The way it‘s written is perfect. I loved hearing it as an interview of a witness which I think is such a fresh telling of a thriller. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

LiteraryinLawrence Great review! I‘m intrigued! 3y
HollyBahling @LiteraryinLititz It is fantastic! I will say ion full disclosure it deals with kidnapping violence and rape. It isn‘t for everyone. However, the ending made my coworkers jump because I gasped so loud! So amazing! 3y
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perfectsinner
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What a fascinating, creepy read!

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Sweettartlaura
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This was sitting on my Kindle for far too long. It was great! Not life-changing or genre-expanding, but a solid read from start to finish. You can polish this off in a day if you like.
If you‘re interested in this, don‘t put it off - you‘ll be sorry you did.

Kappadeemom It‘s super creepy!! I loved it! 3y
Sweettartlaura @Kappadeemom have you read any more in the series? 3y
Kappadeemom @Sweettartlaura yes and didn‘t like them as much as this one. 3y
Sweettartlaura @Kappadeemom Ah, ok - good to know. Thanks! 3y
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DogHairDontCare
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LOVED.... just got the other two... one? I dunno... I just can't get enough of that way Dot Hutchison writes

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Panpan

This wasn‘t very believable. I got the impression I was reading someone‘s poorly edited and terribly lame fantasy, without much thought about plausibility or research.

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amywithbooks
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I enjoyed this very much. The plot is disturbing but I didnt feel like it was excessively graphic like some other thrillers I have read. I enjoyed the way the story was told - you know the outcome from the first page but the telling of the events leading up to that will have you hooked. And a twist at the end that I didn't see coming! Already downloaded the next book, planning to read it immediately!

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amywithbooks
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Grabbed this on a Kindle deal. I remember a lot of hype about this book when it first came out! Has anyone read this?

Bookish.SAM I have... and really liked it... it‘s pretty messed up, but a good read. Read the second one too. 3y
JoScho I enjoyed it but it is disturbing. 3y
KristenDuck You‘re going to love it! 3y
amywithbooks @KristenDuck I am hooked already! 3y
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crazyspine
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I love this audiobook, but it was deeply disturbing, so I do not recommend listening to this with the windows down.

Kappadeemom This book was so good! One of my favs! 3y
crazyspine @Kappadeemom agreed have you read any of the others in the series? 3y
Kappadeemom @crazyspine I did and didn‘t like them nearly as much. 3y
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I_Like_Big_Books
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Mehso-so

It was okay. Nothing I‘d recommend to friends but a decent story. I was hoping for a little bit more of a twist at the end and the ending wasn‘t too satisfying. Overall I‘d give it 3.5 ⭐️ Not horrible but not great either.

Gissy I have this one in my physical tbr😱and the sequel too😬 3y
Sweetdgabe87 This one wasn‘t the best but the other ones in the series are much better! Promise! 3y
I_Like_Big_Books @Sweetdgabe87 I think I‘ll give them a try. ☺️👍 Thanks for letting me know. 3y
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kindergartenkat
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Knocked this book off my TBR today. Also went to CrossFit. Feeling pretty good! Now time to relax with a glass of chardonnay and read some Raisin in the Sun. #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC

jb72 Good job! 4y
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4y
Erin7 You‘re on point with that cross fit action🙌🏻. Way to start strong. 4y
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Bookwormjillk Great job! Raisin in the Sun is so good. 4y
alisiakae Way to go! 4y
Caterina Awesome!!! You rock! 🙌 4y
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AmandaEve
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Whew, this was intensely dark and disturbing, but so beautifully written. This one took me a while to finish. I had to put it down multiple times. That being said though, the characters are so layered and complex, some more likeable than others. The friendships formed are so intriguing, to experience such horrifying things together creates such a unique bond. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

Had an early flight out of Austin this morning, which gave me enough time to knock the rest of this book out. I wasn't as enthralled as a lot of the positive reviews I've seen, I kept hoping for some sort of twist to bring me around but it just fell flat. A horrifying premise with no amount of believability whatsoever, so suspend disbelief all ye who enter here. #kindleunlimited

cherinium I think difficulty in suspending belief was an issue for me when I read this book several years ago. I just found it to be terribly disturbing. 4y
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Mirazzles
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This book is horrifyingly beautiful. The subject matter is disturbing and difficult to stomach at times but the writing is beautiful and the protagonist is, in my opinion, a very strong and likeable young woman. If you do not have a strong stomach this is not for you. I couldn‘t put it down for long though and finished the book in two days. #thriller #horror #bibliophile #bookworm

Michollio I LOVE this book. I don't think the other ones are as good, but I enjoyed them as well. 4y
Mirazzles @Michollio I loved it as well! I heard the others aren‘t as good but I am still intrigued. Do we get to hear about Maya/Samira again? Thanks! 4y
Michollio She pops up in the other ones, but she's not the main character. 4y
Mirazzles @Michollio Okay :) that‘s good I really liked her character! 4y
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AmandaEve
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1. Lily and the Octopus & The Butterfly Garden
2. 🤣
3. 😍🐶🤣
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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ChristieWitch
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This book was crazy from start to finish! Not my usual fare but the plot seemed interesting and, to me, felt somewhere along the lines of a CSI or SVU episode, which worked for me because I love both of those shows 😅 Aside from some of Its ridiculousness, the book keeps your attention and make you want to keep reading just to find out what happens. I give it 🌠🌠🌠🌠