Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

Daisy in Chains
By Sharon Bolton
Published by Transworld/Bantam (2 June 2016)
ISBN:  978-0593076316

Publisher's description
Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent, and that he's the man of their dreams.

Who would join such a club?

Maggie Rose is different. Reclusive and enigmatic; a successful lawyer and bestselling true-crime writer, she only takes on cases that she can win.

Hamish wants her as his lawyer, he wants her to change his fate. She thinks she's immune to the charms of a man like this. But maybe not this time . . .

Would you?

My verdict
Sharon Bolton has been one of my favourite authors for years, with her talent for writing dark and twisted novels,with strong female lead characters. Daisy in Chains is certainly another fast-paced read that kept me transfixed.

Daisy in Chains covers a fascinating topic - women who develop an obsession with men in prison, specifically those locked up for murder. It focuses on whether Hamish Wolfe is innocent or guilty of atrocious crimes. Hamish is charming and seductive and used to getting his own way. And once he decides that Maggie Rose is the lawyer he wants, there's no stopping him.

I can't say too much about the book without giving anything away. But it certainly kept me guessing and surprised me, although I'm not sure how I felt about it when all was revealed. Hamish and Maggie play a ruthless game, and so does Sharon Bolton, with all of her red herrings and twists and turns.

I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review.

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