Bring Me Flowers by D.K. Hood @dkhood_author @bookouture #blogtour #review


Today I’m on the blog tour for Bring Me Flowers the second in the Kane and Alton series from D.K. Hood.  You can catch my review of the first story, Don’t Tell A Soul here.  Also sharing their review of Bring Me Flowers today is Sean Talbot over at Sean’s Book Reviews!

So without further ado……

The Blurb

She didn’t know he was watching. Until it was too late.

She’d walked this path hundreds of times before, she knew every twist and turn. But today was different. She didn’t know someone was waiting for her, hidden away from view. She didn’t know this was the last time she’d walk this path.

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her lifeless form. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate the gruesome discovery.

With the body found just off a popular hiking route, Jenna believes the killer is a visitor to the town… until a second local girl is discovered.

Within days, Kate Bright, a school friend of Felicity’s, is found brutally murdered at the local swimming pool and once again, the killer has displayed his victim in a terrifying manner and left flowers at the scene.

The town is gripped with fear and Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, now know that the killer is living amongst them, and that he’s picking off school girls one by one. But they don’t know who is next on the list.

As the trail goes cold, Kane and Alton are forced to sit and wait for the killer to make his next move. But now he has a new victim in his sights, and he’s looking much closer to home …

If you love Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood.

What Did I Think?

“When someone tortures for enjoyment, it churns my guts”

So I’ve returned to Montana to visit Kane and Alton but it’s not as chilly as my last visit.  Summer has arrived in Black Rock Falls and along with it, not only the rodeo but a sinister case for the sheriff and her team. Some slight warped individual has taken to brutally killing the town’s teenage girls and posing the nude dead bodies with flowers.

Now there is a new deputy in town after what happened in Don’t Tell A Soul and he is a welcome addition to the team.  Deputy Wolfe has a background in forensics which adds a different dimension to the team but he’s got a daughter is extremely interested in following Daddy’s footsteps.

I really enjoyed the way the author switched perspectives between our two leads and then threw in the odd chapter from our evil culprit.  Getting the insight to the murderer’s logic was illuminating….what a nutter!!! Getting off on stalking and then mutilating young women, it gave me the creeps.

Saying that I did get a couple of chuckles from this book but I have to say it is probably just me and my slightly warped sense of humour.  As the rodeo is in town, there is a bit of  boot scooting going on and what popped into my head when I read those words? Yes you’ve guessed it, Steps! I was a bit of a Steps fan back in the day so boot scooting immediately made me think of their debut hit 5,6,7,8 #hangsheadinshame 😂😂

On a more serious note, I was totally enthralled by Bring Me Flowers.  For me, the author’s writing is reminiscent of Lisa Gardner’s writing;  there is a brutality in the crimes and in contrast there is a vulnerability to the feisty female lead.  I’ll definitely be reading more of D.K. Hood’s books (please say there is more to come for Kane and Alton!)

A huge thanks to Bookouture for my copy of Bring Me Flowers and to #mamapossum Noelle for inviting me on this fabulous blog tour!!

Don’t forget to catch the other fabulous stops on the Bring Me Flowers blog tour!  And you can get your copy of Bring Me Flowers by clicking on this link!

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Who Is D.K. Hood?


I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour, and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.

My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.









12 thoughts on “Bring Me Flowers by D.K. Hood @dkhood_author @bookouture #blogtour #review

  1. Great review, thank you 🙂 Yes there will be at least another 4 books in this series. Book 3 should be on pre-sale/ netgalley in April.

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  2. I’m reading more and more books where the author is switching heads and telling events through different perspectives. It’s good to read that you found it a pro of this book-particularly with the evil antagonist voice also thrown in.

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  3. We love your warped sense of humor! 😀 Great review! I had missed this title, but I like the sound of it! The insight into the culprit’s mind is always a hit or miss with me, I’m not always convinced, but it looks like it was done the right way here! x

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