The Darkest Flower (Allison Barton, 1)

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At a fifth-grade graduation celebration, a PTA mom becomes terribly sick, having been poisoned by The Darkest Flower in the garden, wolfsbane. Even though they were friends, the main suspect is the one who handed her the drink, PTA president Kira Grant. She had no motive, but all the circumstantial evidence points to her. She hires single mom, Allison Barton, as her defense attorney to clear her of these ridiculous charges so she can get back to her normal life. As Allison prepares her defense, she discovers that motives abound and Kira knows a lot more than she is letting on. Allison has to decide how much she actually wants to know or does she just want to succeed?

I really enjoyed this story which was a mix between a law procedural, thriller, and psychological drama. Allison’s character was great and you can’t help but love to hate Kira. If you’ve ever felt the pressure to be the perfect parent with perfect kids or have had to deal with a terrible boss and you enjoy thrillers, I definitely recommend this book. I look forward to seeing what other kinds of terrible clients Allison has to deal with in the future.

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Author Kristin Wright
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 303 pages
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date 01-Jun-2021
ISBN 9781542026345 Buy this Book
Issue July 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller