Daisy In Chains (Sharon Bolton)

Daisy In Chains 27418655
Sharon Bolton
Transworld
2016
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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 . . .

This was, easily, a five-star book for me. I loved everything about Daisy In Chains and when it ended, I felt like I had read an amazing book that would stay with me for a long time. Don’t you love that feeling? I’ve been recommending it to everyone these past few days.

First of all, I have to say that the topic was super interesting. Women writing love letters to convicted killers has always been something that truly fascinates me. Who would do such a thing? It turns out, more people than we think. Daisy In Chains explores that issue and makes us wonder if we’d follow the same path if the person behind bars was charismatic enough.

The story revolves around Maggie Rose, a fierce lawyer and true crime writer who is approached by convicted serial killer: Hamish Wolfe. He wants her to help him clear his name and prove that he wasn’t the real killer. But is he playing with her or is he really innocent? Can Maggie help him even if she doesn’t really believe him? Besides her own investigation, Maggie also gets help from Pete, a kind and good-hearted cop who was the one that investigated the murders and thinks Hamish is a true sociopath.

I loved how this kept me guessing until the very end. I couldn’t help liking Hamish a lot. I promised myself I wouldn’t, but the author made it so easy… Maggie was also a great character, one of those you’ll remember after a while: blue hair, poor social skills, yet extremely clever and resourceful.

Another topic that I loved reading about was the fact that lawyers don’t need to believe their clients guilty in order to get them out of prison. As Maggie says, nobody should be convicted for something if a lawyer can later prove that there’s reasonable doubt.

I had read Little Black Lies and while I enjoyed it, I couldn’t connect to the story or the characters that much. Here, on the other hand, I was completely hooked from the first pages. The love letters, the mails, the articles… everything was original and made it a fast, compelling read. I was dying to know how it would all unfold, but at the same time I was sad to see it end.

There was one detail that was really easy to guess, but I figured that Sharon Bolton wanted us to know that early on. I didn’t mind it, because after that, the ending was pure perfection to me. I love twisty tales and this surely delivered. An awesome book that should definitely be made into a movie.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves listening to old songs and watching 90s movies. I enjoy mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

28 thoughts on “Daisy In Chains (Sharon Bolton)

  1. Oh wow, this sounds really good. The angle is fresh too. I have heard about the fan mail to serial killers on true crime documentaries but I have never read anything with that. Thanks for bring this on my radar, it does sound good and the 5 star rating have convinced me that I have to read this :-0

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    1. I loved it so much! I guess it was because I could actually picture everything in my head… And the ending had a few surprises that I didn’t expect! Let me know when you read it!!

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  2. This sounds intriguing, I’ve also always been fascinated as to why people write to convicted inmates. Sounds like this book deals with a lot of grey areas and I think that always makes a better book, rather than just dealing with the black and white. Great review, think I’ll have to give this one a read!

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    1. I read that Charles Manson got thousands of letters every day…and she married one of the writers, who is like 25 years old 🤔😅 Weird people everywhere… thank you Donna 😘

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  3. THIS LOOKS LIKE MY PERFECT BOOK! Honestly, the synopsis sounds amazing, and the premise and EVERYTHING sounds perfect. Thank you for this review 🙂 This book is going on my TBR list ASAP

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