Roses are used as a symbol or representation of love for most people. Or something priceless and enchanted in a fairytale. The delicate, deep reds that tint the petals perfectly and attract in its own way. The sharp, protective thorns that sting and pierce skin mercilessly when someone gets too comfortable or close. Something about them makes them all the more enticing - the unique formation of the petals’ pattern, the deceptive beauty that stains your hand with red droplets similar to its own colour.
But who would expect to fund some dug deep into the palms of two dead bodies, dark, inky blood spattered on the outer petals? Who would use a rose as a deadly symbol to go with death threats of a notorious killer? And why would they go after a nineteen-year-old girl after the mysterious deaths of her parents? And when all seemed fatal, who really was the boy who took her captive and hid her from the killer behind the rose, and why?
Never before has a flower been more dangerous and enigmatic than that of Holly Cassia’s.