So this week (well actually in 3 days) I have finished Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton.
This book has actually been on my bookcase for about 6 months and its just one of them books that I haven’t got round to reading, until now, so, was it worth the wait?
This book was absolutely worth the wait, I was hooked and I haven’t been able to start a new book yet because of the book hangover that I am experiencing from this! What is it about I hear you asking me, well, Hamish Wolfe is a beautifully handsome man, however he is currently in prison for allegedly killing 4 women. Maggie Rose is a defence lawyer and author of true crime books of her clients (who she has overturned their convictions) I think you can see where I am going with this. Hamish is desperate to get Maggie to take his case as he believes that she can prove his innocence (did I mention that he insists he did not commit the crimes?).
So the first thing which made me love the book is that many of the chapters are ‘handwritten’ letters from Hamish to his admirers and also to Maggie Rose, there also starts to be emails from Maggie and Detective Pete Western. I love the change in font and layout to make you feel fully submerged in the story and actually reading the letters and emails of the case.
The second thing I loved about the book is the fact that it made me gasp out loud twice! That rarely happens when I read, however, boom! My jaw dropped, this has one of the most shocking endings that I have read. Now you know that I’m not going to say too much as i never reveal spoilers, however, those of you who read this review need to read this book, I believe that it is definitely a hidden gem, and I can’t believe how long it has taken me to pick this book up and start reading!
Another reason is also that this seems to be a pretty original storyline, as in it focuses on those who gain notoriety and fan clubs due to them being in prison, which is quite refreshing compared to many of my reads.
When you have read this book please, please, please send me a message as I need to discuss this ending with someone!
Rating: 4 out of 5