The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison ~ Publication 6/1/16 @Dothutchison @amazonpub

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…

I finished this book after devouring it furiously! If you like psychological thrillers and are ready for the next level of thrilling…this is the book for you!

The Gardner looks and behaves like a “normal”, well put together, successful man with a wife and two sons… and a “garden”. I guarantee this garden is not like ANYTHING you’ve ever seen or heard of. His collection of “butterflies” with make you quiver! You are guaranteed to get goosebumps! Maya is 17 and grew up neglected and lonely in and out of homes. One day, she unwillingly becomes part of this butterfly garden. Will she ever escape? What about the others?

Just when you thought you’ve gasped your last breath when reading it, you’re wrong! Keep reading. As twisted as you think it all is, you wont be able to put it down!!!

“What choice are you making, Desmond?”

“I don’t think I’m making any choice right now.”

“Then you’re automatically making the wrong ones.” He straightened, mouth open to protest, but I held up my hand. “Not making a choice is a choice. Neutrality is a concept, not a fact. No one actually gets to live their lives that way.”

― Dot Hutchison, The Butterfly Garden

Dot Hutchison is the author of A Wounded Name, a young adult novel based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the adult thriller The Butterfly Garden. With past experience working at a Boy Scout camp, a craft store, a bookstore, and the Renaissance Faire (as a human combat chess piece), Hutchison prides herself on remaining delightfully in tune with her inner young adult. She loves thunderstorms, mythology, history, and movies that can and should be watched on repeat.

For more information on her current projects, visit or check her out on Tumblr (, Twitter (@DotHutchison), or Facebook (




  1. This was such a dark and twisted book but I loved it!
    The funny thing is that the only reason I even found and read this book was because it was free to listen to on kindle unlimited.


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