How had I not read a book by Sharon Bolton before, what have I been doing with my life!? This book is a must-read!
From the inside cover:
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 such a man. But maybe not this time…
This book is so cleverly written, a slow building mystery-suspense novel that keeps you gripped from cover to cover.
Bolton has created some great characters, I believe Hamish to be every bit as charismatic as described and very early on, I was rooting for him to be innocent. His character has been so well developed, I feared I was becoming a member of his fan club!
Now I know what you’re thinking, Hamish has abducted and murdered three women, what is wrong with you woman!? But that is testament to Bolton’s fantastic writing, creating such a charming, likeable character.
The character of Maggie, the blue haired lawyer, I just couldn’t decide if I liked her or not but what I was certain about was how fascinating I found her interactions with other people, especially Hamish.
I loved Bolton’s beautiful anthology writing style, telling parts of the story using transcripts, letters, emails and even drafts from Maggie’s next book was genius. This really helped to create a dark and chilling atmosphere. I can’t find enough words to express how beautifully and uniquely written this book is. It’s definitely one that can be appreciated by readers of all genres.
And the brilliant thing about this book is, it’s available to buy now!