Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan

Published February 9, 2022

Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan

Book info

  • Title Strange Flowers
  • Author Donal Ryan
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Contemporary

In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family's life forever.


I wanted a quick break from the crime series I’m currently reading so just whizzed through this book by Roald Dahl. I’m trying to do a bit of completionism on his main novels otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered reading this again - it’s really not one of my favourites. But I do like that there are elements of determination, of stubborn-ness, of sharing and caring, and of a family pulling together to do what it takes for the village. Nice enough.

Rating: 2 / 5

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