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 . . .
I loved the whole concept of this story. A famous killer who receives lots of fan mail by deluded women and is claiming to be innocent, I mean come on, you couldn’t ask for more of a gripping storyline.
Maggie is a lawyer who is clearly great at her job. She is very sought after as she has an outstanding reputation for being able to find loop holes in cases and get charges dropped against her clients. Even though she doesn’t want to take on Hamish’s case, she soon realises that Hamish is a man that will not take no for an answer.
I have to admit that I was just as intrigued about Hamish as everyone else was. I really couldn’t make my mind up all the way through as to whether he was innocent or guilty as he is very sure of himself and not a very likeable character at all. He reminded me slightly of Hannibal Lector as at times it felt like he was playing with Maggie’s mind.
There are plenty of secrets that seem to be centred on Hamish’s past that added to all the suspense of how it all fitted in with the more recent murders. It seems very much a race against time for the police to try and work it out before Maggie, as they will be left with egg on their face if she gets Hamish off after they have spent months proving his guilt.
Daisy In Chains is certainly a dark and chilling read that is steeped in mystery and suspense. I ended up reading it in two sittings as I was so intrigued by Hamish and I had to know whether he was truly guilty or not. The journey that the author takes us on to find out is one that is certainly not to be missed.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Daisy In Chains is due to be published on the 2nd of June and is available to pre order from Amazon.