Blog Tour: The Flower Arranger by JJ Ellis @AgoraBooksLDN #TheFlowerArranger #TheFlowerArrangerBlogTour #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #blogtour #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Agora Books

PUBLICATION DATE: September 26th, 2019


Hi there and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Flower Arranger by JJ Ellis. Thanks so much to Agora Books for inviting me on the blog tour and for the beautiful book and extra goodies to go along with the book.



And now he knew what was wrong with the arrangement. It was the Ma… the negative space… There was only one thing beautiful enough to fill it and — finally — she was with him. Ready, if not willing, to play her role.

Holly Blain wants to cover real news. The entertainment beat — pop stars and teen trends — was not why she moved to Tokyo. When she meets Inspector Tetsu Tanaka, head of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police’s Gaikoku-jin unit, it might just be her big break.

Tanaka isn’t so sure. Always one to do things by the book, he’s hesitant about bringing this headstrong reporter into his carefully controlled investigation.

But young women keep disappearing and Tanaka is given no choice. He and Blain must trust each other if they are to stop a tormented killer from bringing his twisted plan to its shocking conclusion.

Filled with twists and turns, this unforgettable thriller is JJ Ellis’ first novel.



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JJ Ellis was born and raised in Yorkshire in northern England although now lives near London. The author’s interest in Japan was sparked when a family member won a trip there by singing in Japanese at an exhibition in the UK. Several visits followed — to Tokyo and further flung places such as Ishigaki and Iriomote — as Ellis developed the idea for The Flower Arranger. Two more crime novels featuring the team of Tanaka and Blain are planned.

The Flower Arranger is JJ Ellis’ first novel.



I thought this was a brilliant first novel for new author JJ Ellis. A great twist on crime and thrillers, The Flower Arranger takes you into the unique mind of quite an artistic serial killer. Set in Japan, this book takes you on a whirlwind ride as you read through the chapters. With many twists and turns, this book will leave you wanting to read more as you fly through the chapters.

I enjoyed the two main characters in this novel, Holly Blain and Tetsu Tanaka. I enjoyed reading how they built a working relationship to work together to uncover the mystery of what was going on. Why are so many women disappearing? Who could be responsible? You will have to read the story to find out.

Be sure to add this novel to your TBR!


MY RATING: 4/5 stars





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