Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton Review


Daisy in Chains sees a serial killer locked away for life, but is he guilty?

I loved the Lacey Flint series of crime novels from Sharon Bolton so was looking for to reading Daisy in Chains. This is not part of the Lacey Flint series but is still about a dangerous serial killer.

Hamish Wolfe is currently in Parkhurst prison serving a whole life sentence. He has been tried and convicted for the murder of 3 young woman, with a fourth missing (also feared to be one of his victims). He has been labelled a serial killer. Wolfe is a handsome and charismatic doctor who gets hundreds of letters every day from adoring women but replies to very few. Wolfe protests his innocence and writes to Maggie Rose, a lawyer who specialises in appeals, for her help in getting him out of prison. Along with his mother and his “fan club” they apply pressure to get her to accept the case.

Maggie Rose is reclusive, a bestselling true-crime author (she writes books about the cases and clients she helps free from prison after wrongful convictions). She only takes on cases she thinks that she can win and ones that interest her. She agrees to take on his case after some persuasion, but will she be able to resist the charms of this serial killing doctor?

Overall, I loved Daisy in Chains. It is twisted and brilliant with an excellent plot and lots of plot twists that will keep you guessing right until the end. It is very well written and doesn’t disappoint. The 3 main characters (Hamish Wolfe, Maggie Rose and D.I. Pete Weston) are all superb, with character and depth.

With some of the book written as emails and letters, they add a good dimension to the story and really draw you in.

If you love crime thrillers that are a little bit different then I can highly recommend Daisy in Chains. It already starts with the killer locked away so be prepared for an exciting ride in the dark psychological tale that you will be hard pushed to put down and go to bed at night.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £12.99 (Hardback) / £7.99 (Paperback) / £4.99 (Kindle)

Available to buy from Amazon here.


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