Crime Fiction · Mystery

Book Review – Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

Goodreads Synopsis:

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. 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.

My Opinion: 

Hamish Wolfe has been convicted and is serving jail time for the murder of three women. Maggie Rose, lawyer turned true crime fiction writer, is often asked to take on cases to prove the innocence of someone behind bars. Hamish would love nothing more than to convince Maggie of his innocence and to take his case.

Quite honestly this book took a while to really capture my attention. At one point I was even tempted to put it aside, but I had a feeling if I persevered it would pay off and I am very happy to say it did.

As Maggie became more and more interested and involved in Hamish’s case so did I. My mind started churning and I was trying to figure out what was not as it appeared. I did figure out one misdirection, but not the other that was revealed at the end. Well done Sharon Bolton!

I enjoyed the use of the many letters and emails throughout the book that were used in communication as well as telling us the story. Some letters were a bit of a mystery as to who the sender was, which is an enjoyable twist for the reader to figure out. I flew through the last third of this book, which more than made up for the first part of this book being a bit slow in my opinion.

This is my second Sharon Bolton book and look forward to reading many many more!

Book Details:

My Rating: 4/5
Genre: Crime Fiction
Series: None
Publisher: Bantam Press
Publication Date: 6/2/2016
Pages: 343 (Hardback)

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19 thoughts on “Book Review – Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

  1. Glad you ended up enjoying it. I always have a hard time DNFing a book when it’s slow at first because so many times i’m glad I kept at it because it’s turns out to be enjoyable. Great review, Tina! ❤

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  2. Great review Tina. I had the same issue with the first chapters so I ended up setting the book aside. However, your review has definitely convinced me to give the book another try. I hope to get back to it this week.

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