The Butterfly Game

The Butterfly Game

by Gloria Davidson Marlow



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ISBN-13: 9780972238540
Publisher: Authors Ink Books
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 3.24(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.61(d)

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The Butterfly Game 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
that is very fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It takes a talented writer to make a reader feel for a serial killer preying on beautiful, vulnerable young girls, but Gloria Davidson Marlow carries it off masterfully. The killer in this suspenseful book chooses his victims because they share a name and at least one characteristic with a species of butterfly, and he does it because of something his beloved wife said before she died: 'I hope there are butterflies in Heaven.' His grief drives him to set about inhabiting Heaven with his beautiful 'butterfly girls,' and Genevieve Lewiston is the ultimate specimen: she's the stunning Butterfly Girl for Butterfly Cosmetics, and she's also the only one of his butterflies to get away. Six years later, 'Jenny Lewis' has created a safe life for herself to hide in from the madman who tried to kill her, but she can't hide from Coach Nick Jensen, the man who sees her inner beauty and refuses to give up on winning her heart. Just when Jenny decides to take a chance on love with the handsome man she can't resist, the killer tracks her down. She is forced to come out of hiding and be the bait in a trap to catch the killer before he snares more innocent girls to complete his collection. All the characters in The Butterfly Game are well-developed and complex, and the plot is refreshingly original. The scenes inside the killer's head are horrifying and heartbreaking at the same time--no easy feat. The technical information about butterflies is woven seamlessly into the narrative, and the ending is an oh-my-gosh, eye-widening surprise that leaves no loose ends. An all-around wonderful read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE BUTTERFLY GAME should be added to mystery lovers must read list. This is a spellbinding tale, guaranteed to hold your interest. I couldn't put this one down until I came to the last page with my heart pounding. Readers are treated to Ms Marlow's superb talent of weaving a combination of innocence and poignancy with a large dose of suspense. The characters are well developed and the plot is unique. The one descriptive word that comes to my mind is CHILLING. I thoroughly enjoyed this one from beginning to end. If you only get a chance to read a few good books a year; make this one of them. You will be glad you did!