Famous killers have fan clubs. Hamish Wolfe is no different. Maggie Rose is 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 just love Sharon Bolton’s books and this one is right up there with the best of them. It is atmospheric, moody, dark, obsessive and the two main characters were beautifully drawn. Every time I read about Hamish I had shivers up and down my back. Maggie Rose is reclusive and defensive, but that’s because she is hiding a secret from the world, but especially from Hamish and from the police. She is a mult-layered character in her own way, just as Hamish is in his. I liked the format Ms Bolton uses to tell the story, with letters, documents, reports, emails etc. To say too much about the plot would means spoilers so I’ll have to be content is saying that this is an outstanding but utterly different psychological crime novel. Go read it. You’ll love it. My thanks to the publishers and to NetGalley as I received a copy from them in return for an honest review.

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