The smell of roses was so strong.
For 95% of the book, this was an enjoyable, suspenseful story about David who returns to England from New York to find out what happened to his twin brother.
I didn't like David, and some of the suspenseful descriptions were overdone a bit, but most of the book was a good story.
And then Taylor spoiled the book for me with an onslaught of gratuitous violence and something that I can only describe as a gore-storm.
Not for me.