Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
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 . . .
OK, today we have more book love. But, would you be surprised to hear that considering the author is Sharon Bolton? I adored her previous standalone book, Little Black Lies, as you can see in this Post. Daisy In Chains is equally as stunning a read. And another of my holiday reads. I really did get to read some great books as I lay about in the sun this year. I made some good choices.
I adored reading about Maggie Rose. She is a strong female and has her own distinct sense of self that I was envious of. She had the courage to wear her hair blue and not care what people thought. She was self-assured and confident and she wasn’t taking any demands from Hamish Wolf or his fan club.
Hamish Wolf, in prison for the murder of several young women was once a well-respected doctor and there are people who believe his innocence. He’s an interesting character. You never quite know how to take him, which makes the writing absolutely brilliant.
And then you have the investigating detective on the case Pete Weston and his team, who are the middle of Maggie and Hamish. They are trying to make sure their case is still tight in case Maggie does decide to take his case, but they seem to have a good working relationship as Maggie is wooed by the project to support Wolf’s appeal.
The characterisations are solid and believable and really draw you in. The story is a complex web which will leave you guessing until the last-minute. I mean – does a book like this end with him being guilty or innocent? It really could go either way and you need to read it to find out…
You won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough to find out what on earth is happening, though.
An absolutely fantastic read.
With thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my copy.