Jasmine Hawthorn: mother, assassin, murder victim. After leaving Europe and coming to the U.S., she thought she had left her violent past behind her, but she was wrong. She trained her daughters as she was trained, and that rough life left a long list of suspects. Sometimes motives are not what they appear.
The Comicbook DispatchTHE DEADLIEST BOUQUET set out to tell a murder mystery that was a vehicle to explore the relationship between three sisters raised into a dysfunctional relationship. The fact that the victim was their mother proved to be the perfect catalyst. This issue wraps it up very well. It’s not quite perfect, but it delivers a surprising and effective resolution that is more than satisfying.
Major SpoilersThe Deadliest Bouquet #5 ends somewhat abruptly. I think that, despite this, it does manage to pull off the story behind the story, the one which was being told. The premise is fascinating and the ending poetic.
ComicBook.comThe Deadliest Bouquet goes to some truly chaotic places in this final issue. After a slow build-up, I felt like this conclusion installment was going to result in some interesting revelations at the center of the story. And while this partially happens, the answers to many lingering questions don't prove to be satisfactory at all, and instead, only prove to lead to a messy, jumbled ending. On the whole, this ending of The Deadliest Bouquet is so abrupt and bizarre that I struggle to recommend reading the series at all.