Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.
In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.
As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding.…
Special Agent Victor Hanoverian lands one of the strangest cases he's ever seen-- a garden of women held by a serial killer called The Gardener. Faced with a stubborn victim of the killer, Maya, Victor is at his wit's end. And, to make things more difficult, only Maya is talking. But, is she actively involved with the other's kidnappings?
Creepy and unflinching, The Butterfly Garden presents a new killer who is more chilling than anything you'd see on Criminal Minds, and coming from me, that means something. Fans of Hannibal Lecter will devour this book.