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 best-selling true-crime writer, she takes on only 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....
©2016 Sharon Bolton (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
I always loved Sharon Bolton from her first book, and this one is no exception althought it is a bit different from her previous ones. Characters are not especially lovable, but they are very well portrayed, even the secondary ones have their own personalities, I was never confusing or forgetting them, and this, especially in an audio versions, is something very important to me. The story was good, the ending unexpected but satisfactory, it left me speachless. Overall not my favourite Bolton's novel, but still one of my favourite book of this year. It's hard to find thrillers so well written and perfectly constructed, with no loose ends. It was also original, different from any other you could have read before.
At the beginning I didn't like very much the reader, but going on with the story she was perfect for that book, her interpretation making the experience even better. I will surely recommend this book, but if it is your first encounter with the author I would probably start with Sacrifice, or Lacey'serie. This is a wonderful book, but maybe not for everyone, because if you like lovable characters you won't find them here.
Among my favourites! Such a great story/plot ending!
Loved the prison visits!
Loved Maggie, but Hamish for me!
Big girls are beautiful, never forget that!
Sharon Bolton's books are just amazing. What a great imagination she has! I have loved each and every one she has written and this was my first experience of an audible book of hers. Can't wait for the next book! Well done Antonia for bringing Hamish and Maggie alive for me! :-) Sharon, please get back to your writing desk :-)
as a very slim person I was offended on behalf of the larger person who might of read this book! ,the story was over shadowed by the offensive way and sheer nastiness the author used an already picked on group of people in our society. shame because I only carried on this book out of need for a book club not because it was good. it should have gone in the bin where that type of attuuide belongs.
"Confusing narration, story was OK"
No, I found the ending disappointing, and, in the Audible version, I was constantly confused about who was talking and when dialogue ended and began.
Possibly with a different narrator
No, her voice was beyond irritating. She didn't change voices between characters and different sections of dialogue often blended into one, so you didn't know who was talking, whether it was dialogue or part of the story, and subsequently, what was going on in the story.
No, the ending was very closed.
"Engrossing from the start."
A book I had to keep listening too every spare moment. Very much liked the format and narration. Although I had worked out a bit of the ending I had not worked out how it all played out which was great for me. As i very often find I know the ending well before the end and I'm disappointed if I'm right. Recommend this book.
The story was banal. Didn't hook me at all. Was really dragged out.
Didn't even finish the book.
Never not Finished a book before!
Wow! I never guessed, not an inkling... I was imagining a completely different ending to the one I got. This is the first book written by Sharon Bolton that I've read, but not the last. It's fast paced, exciting & keeps you guessing until the very end. It even had a bit of romance that was very convincing too. Antonia Beamish is an excellent narrator.
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