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Garden of Shadows by V.C. Andrews
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Jun 03, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: book-ii-crime-rave-2015, book-iii-prague-research, book-vi-pine-ridge-research, book-iv-marilyn-research, crime, horror, tales-of-survivors
Read from June 03 to 07, 2012

What VC Andrews has done with this book is quite brilliant: She's gone to the beginning of the Flowers in the Attic saga and told how things started from the perspective of the grandmother we come to hate in the other books. I feel a bit torn up inside because once seeing things from her perspective -- a far more measured and understandable one that what we've seen in the other installments of this tragedy -- it puts an entirely new spin on this horrific tale.

To get the maximum effect of eerie I would read the books in the order in which they're written (this being the last). But if you're re-reading this series I would start with this volume. Suddenly all the romance and all the justification goes away and what you're left with is one fucking disturbing story. No pun intended.
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