REVIEW: DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton

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Sun. October 2

   Happy Fall Reading

Fall is my favorite season for reading! The air gets crisp (where I live:) and the days get shorter which means more time wrapped in a blanket or sweater with a hot coffee or chocolate and a really good book. This weekend I continued to think about what I really want this blog to look like, as I intend to review all of the books I finish and also want to provide quick recommendations for books I’ve read in the past. For me, the bottom line when it comes to book reviews and what I always find myself skimming for is—what do you THINK about the book or how did it make you FEEL? That,  and I don’t want to read any spoilers in reviews.   For these reasons, you won’t find lengthy book summaries here and you’ll never get any spoilers!! To me, the fun of reading is starting a book with as little information as possible. Please keep checking back as I will be adding little things here and there, as I’d like visitors to be able find a new review or book recommendation on a daily basis.

I continue to find so many awesome book blogs out there to follow and to “meet” so many new friends on Goodreads that I just wish I’d started this blog sooner:)

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Goodreads Blurb

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 . . .

REVIEW

I love this blurb because it teases just enough of the story to draw you in but really gives nothing away as there’s so much more to this puzzle of a story. This is my second stand alone Sharon Bolton book after reading all the books in the Lacey Flint series and I have to say she keeps getting better. I started this book in the morning and finished that night pretty much neglecting everything else for the entire day. The characters, plot and pacing were top notch. To give a short synopsis, Hamish Wolfe, charismatic and handsome surgeon is in prison for the murder of 3 women who he has denied killing. Maggie Rose is a somewhat unique lawyer and true crime author who becomes increasingly involved with Hamish’s case. She’s helped other murderers get their convictions overturned, the question becomes will she help Hamish? And if she does can she keep her objectivity despite his charm and good looks? To add more conflict to the mix, Maggie is becoming friends with Detective Pete Weston, the man who broke the case against Hamish and who’s still convinced of his guilt. Add to this mix the groupies who are obsessed with the case and with Hammish himself , and you’ve got even more questionable characters . If it sounds like an intriguing puzzle, it is. Well done Sharon Bolton!!

5/5 STARS

***Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and Sharon Bolton for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

If you like this book, run out and grab her Lacey Flint series starting with Now You See Me as well as her stand alone Little Black Lies!!

 

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15 thoughts on “REVIEW: DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton

  1. Thanks for the follow Renee! 😀 So nice to meet you! This is one of my favorite reads this year! I loved Hamish and the final revelations… so awesome! I did read Little black lies but I didn’t like it as much as this one.

    Have you read Without Trace by Simon Booker? It’s not as “good”, but it has a similar premise and I think you might enjoy that one as well 🙂

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    1. Hi Annie, thanks for your follow as well! I think your blog is so well designed and your reviews are very engaging. We seem to read a lot of the same genres of books so I can’t wait to see what reviews you post. I haven’t read Without Trace but it’s going on my TBR list right now thanks! Getting new book recommendations from fellow reviewers I’m “meeting” through this blog and on Goodreads is one of the best parts about blogging I’m finding out!

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      1. 🙂 Awesome, thanks ! I started the blog back in May, so I’m pretty new too! I’ve discovered so many books these past few months! The TBR is infinite 😀

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      2. I agree! I wonder if there’s any book lovers out there who actually get through their TBR pile:) If an author is compared to Sharon Bolton it’s going at the top of list though!

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    1. I love Sharon Bolton! She’s also one of my favorite authors. I love her intricate plots and characters. The picture of Maggie Rose on your blog is awesome…that’s exactly how I would picture her. Loved your review! Do you have other authors you like similar to Sharon Bolton?

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      1. I enjoyed Sabine Durrant’s “Under your skin”, also the new debut novel by Flynn Berry called “Under the harrow”. I like all of Karin Alvtegen’s novels with my favorite being “Shadow”.
        Loved “I let you go” by Clare Mackintosh.
        The “Garnethill” trilogy by Denise Mina.
        The Shetland trilogy by Peter May.
        I can’t stop…..
        See others at: https://fictionophile.wordpress.com/recommended-reading/

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