A prison officer and a convicted killer must work together to solve a brutal murder and expose conspiracy inside a prison.
Ariadne Teddington is surrounded by people who lie but that is to be expected when you work in prison where every man claims to be innocent.
Charlie Bell, an ex Detective, now finds himself in that prison serving time for murder after having taken the law into his own hands.
When a fellow inmate is killed Charlie is asked to investigate the case from the inside. Soon Charlie finds himself working with Ariande but she is a guard, he is an inmate and some lines should never be crossed…
Can two people on different sides of the law come together to solve the case?
And do the answers lie closer to home than anyone ever imagined?
The blurb for this book certainly piqued my interest and I definitely was looking forward to reading it.
Charlie I was very interested in his story. What would make a detective turn to the wrong side of the law and have them end up in prison? I have to admit to finding the parts to do with his son quite emotional but more than anything it was the relationship between Charlie and Teddington that had me racing through the pages.
Teddington is a strong and damaged woman. She isn’t looking to get involved with anyone but there is some sort of pull to Charlie that she does her best to ignore. I would have liked a little bit more back ground to Teddington as didn’t really feel that I knew enough of her past and was really interested to know more.
Prison is some place none of us would want to end up. You really get the feel of isolation and what life is like in there through Charlie. There is so many politics and ranks with in the prison walls and it is a very scary place. If it doesn’t make you want to stay on the right side of the law then I don’t know what else will!
Locked Up is a steady read that had me engrossed through out. With two strong and solid main characters there is plenty going on that makes this a dark, gritty and enjoyable read. Certainly look forward to reading more by the author.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Locked Up is available to purchase from Amazon.