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 . . .
Rating: 3.5 Stars
I read this book everywhere – I could always be found with my nose buried in it while I ignored my children. It completely sucked me in. I’d guessed a couple of the twists, but that was fine because I was waiting for the ‘how’ and the resolution, rather than just a big reveal. However, I was pretty disappointed by the ending, and the fact that the twist appears to alter much of the premise of the rest of the book. In fact, I felt as though the effort to surprise the reader threw the plausibility of the story into doubt.
I would have even preferred being fed hints of what was to come (even if this took away the element of surprise) because I would still have enjoyed watching the twist in action for the characters while they weren’t aware of everything I could see.
It has been a few days since I finished this book and I have been mulling over my response to it. I think I feel cheated by the inner monologues of the characters – as if they lied to me, because they certainly seem to have lied to themselves in an effort for the author to keep her ending under wraps. After having enjoyed this book so much that I told everyone I spoke to all about it, I was disappointed to reach the last page with a different opinion.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.