Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton. Read June 2016.

The author’s best book yet (but I say that after every book of hers I read).

“Famous killers have fan clubs. 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…His admirers are convinced he’s innocent, and that he’s the man of their dreams.
Maggie Rose is different. Reclusive and enigmatic; a successful lawyer and bestselling true-crime writer…She thinks she’s immune to the charms of a man like this. But maybe not this time.”

Maggie is a brilliant character. Although much of the focus of the story is on convicted murderer Hamish, it is Maggie that kept me turning pages. I lost count of the number of times I thought I’d sussed out what was going on. The author is skilled in leading the reader along a path before slamming down a diversion sign.

The writer’s style is perfect for psychological thrillers – pacy but with descriptions that are almost poetic at times. 

I’m finding it difficult to describe the story without risking spoilers so I’ll just say that I recommend this book highly and challenge anyone to say they solved the mystery.

Thank you to the publisher for the advance reader copy and for the e-book via Netgalley.


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