4*, book review

Review: Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton.


Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton


My 4* review:
I absolutely loved Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton so I was keen to read Daisy in Chains. As people read it the buzz about the book grew and grew, but I do try and avoid reading buzz books when it is being talked about so much as I think that it generally leads to high expectations that often aren’t met. So I thought I’d wait a bit. Sadly the wait was far longer than I had intended.

As with Little Black Lies the scenery once again plays a huge part, it becomes almost like a character itself. I love the way that Bolton describes the weather and the setting so well, she has a real talent for it.

The concept of Daisy in Chains is an interesting one, a lawyer who works tirelessly to get convictions overturned, seemingly without any care of consideration of whether the person is guilty or not. When she meets Hamish, a convicted murderer, the reader is unsure whether he is guilty or not, there do seem to be some strange things about his case, but his behaviour doesn’t seem to be suggesting that he is innocent either.

At getting on for 400 pages this is not a short book, and I do think that it would benefit from being a bit shorter, it is hard to keep the tension going for that long.

But there are plenty of twists and turns, some of them more obvious than others, and the reader will be taken on a journey and immersed in the world that Sharon Bolton creates.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a copy of Daisy in Chains.

Famous killers have fan clubs.

Hamish Wolfe is charming, magnetic and very persuasive. Famed for his good looks, he receives adoring letters every day from his countless admirers. He’s also a convicted murderer, facing life in prison.

Who would join such a club?

Maggie Rosie is a successful lawyer and true-crime author. Reclusive and enigmatic, she only takes on cases she can win.

Hamish is convinced that Maggie can change his fate. Maggie is determined not to get involved. She thinks she’s immune to the charms of such a man. But maybe not this time . . .

Would you?

Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton is out now and available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

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