Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton

 

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Book 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 . . .

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Daisy in chains by Sharon Bolton is a cracking psychological thriller that completely gripped me from the first chapter. Hamish Wolfe is in prison for life for the abduction and murder of 3 women but has a legion of woman on the outside convinced Hamish is a product of a miscarriage of justice. Maggie Rose is a successful lawyer who Hamish wants to represent him and prove his innocence. Maggie a true crime writer and lawyer who has made her name overturning the convictions of murderers, and only takes on cases she can win.

I found the protagonist Maggie Rose to be a complex character, she’s a loner and a recluse, if I’m honest I found her difficult to like as she came across as something of a “cold fish”, but then like many complex characters, Maggie Rose has many different sides to her. Hamish appeared to have it all, good looks, a well respected doctor with a caring family, throughout Daisy In Chains he appeared calculating and manipulative, but also charismatic, again the author has created a character with so much depth, he become very plausible . What I found particularly fascinating was seeing how the relationship between Hamish and Maggie would play out.

Much of the narrative is in the form of reports, documents and articles which add intrigue and originality to the plot as a whole. It’s really difficult to review Daisy In Chain without giving away major spoilers, but suffice to say tension and suspense radiates of each page, as Sharon Bolton leads the reader through a maze of twists and turns. The question of guilt or innocence is a major theme and I kept changing my opinion about Hamish, in fact this intricate plot kept me guessing up until the very last spine chilling chapter. Daisy In Chains is both original and compelling with a well developed plot, Sharon Bolton certainly knows how to deliver a highly polished intricate psychological thriller, and  its one which will certainly be one of my top reads of 2016.

Print Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Transworld Digital (2 Jun. 2016)

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