With her blankly staring eyes seeming to gaze into the sky, he put a red rose between her teeth and then gently pushed her into the water. She slowly sank into the slow, flowing river. No one ever found her body, and as the years passed, her real name could not be remembered, so she was called The Wild Rose.
The Wild Rose is an old Irish tale of a man courting a woman and killing her while they are out together. It’s what inspired the song by Nick Cave and now also a killer in Enniskerry, Ireland.
Emma Frost is supposed to be on a relaxing and romantic vacation in Ireland with her boyfriend, when they find the dead body of a woman in the river, just like in the old tale. The small town of Enniskerry, where Emma and Morten are staying, is shocked by this murder, mostly by the secrets it threatens to expose. When another woman is found in the river with a rose between her teeth, it becomes suddenly very serious for Emma. Before long, she is plunged into a frantic chase for this killer, while she and Morten attempt to solve the mysterious riddles of the town’s disturbing past in this pulse-racing novel by Willow Rose.
Where the Wild Roses Grow is the tenth novel in Willow Rose’s bestselling Emma Frost series.