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:)
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 . . .
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!!
***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!!