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Daisy in Chains

By: Sharon Bolton
Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
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Publisher's Summary

He's a serial killer. A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks.

But despite Hamish Wolfe's conviction, he's always stuck to his story - he's innocent, and he's been wrongly imprisoned. And now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story.

Maggie Rose is a notorious defense attorney and writer whose specialty is getting convictions overturned. At first Maggie is reluctant to even acknowledge Hamish's requests to meet, ignoring his letters. But this is a very charismatic and persuasive man, good looking and intelligent.

Eventually even she can't resist his lure.

©2016 Sharon Bolton (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Antonia Beamish raises popular British novelist Bolton's psychological thriller to the next level. Beamish's enthusiastic narration grabs the listener from the opening lines and maintains her hold to the end.... Set aside time for this one because once started, it demands to be finished." ( AudioFile)

What listeners say about Daisy in Chains

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Couldn't stop listening!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was amazing. I can't risk giving anything away, but as an avid listener of books in my life there are few that I will remember for the rest of my life. This one I will remember.
Had me give up in all things in my day just so I could finish listening to the story. Edge of my seat all the way!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the characters. The teasing out of details. The organization of the story and the way they dished out each clue. Wonderful

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to count. I can't believe I have never listened to this authors books before. That's going to change, I can't wait to find her next book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending. When things could have gone 4 different ways. I was soooo tense waiting to see what was going to happen next!

Any additional comments?

I'm one of those 300 books a year kinda gal. If I give 5 stars u really need to consider reading eat. That didn't sound as nice as I thought it would. Lol. Just give it a try ! If it ends up great and u liked it, let me know! Share some good ones with me!☺️

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Not my favorite Bolton

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. Would recommend others though. Similar to another reviewer, i was drawn into this story until then last few chapters which I found impposible to believe. The attempt at irony failed miserably.

Would you recommend Daisy in Chains to your friends? Why or why not?

Same question. See above. When writing a mystery there's a trust or a bargain created between reader and author. Rather felt used and had my time wasted. There was a whole backstory completely hidden.

Which character – as performed by Antonia Beamish – was your favorite?

None. Nothing to do with Antonia Beamish's performance. In the end no one was likable.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

A waste of an opportunity.

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Fascinating

My first Bolton mystery. It is just excellent: tightly plotted, well drawn characters and very hard to not listen to in one sitting. It's perfect for a snowy weekend.

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A bit hard to believe

It was a great story until about the last six to eight chapters. Then it became excelerated and rather hard to see as credible. Enjoyed it in spite of the rather hard to buy ending

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Daisy in Chains

I really loved this book ! It had one of the most original story ideas I’d heard in a long time .
A lot of suspense . And several logical plot twists . The story flew by for me . Very enjoyable little book .

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exciting

sharon bolton sure can write an exciting and suspenseful tale,
i couldnt wait to get home from work and listen,
a reallt enjoyable listen

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Well written plot and captivating narrator!

Great listen! I was immediately engaged and finished in just two listens. Great ending with awesome narration!

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Can't say I enjoyed it!

I really tried to like this one,, but I struggled to get into it!

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Strange But I Liked It

This is my 2nd Sharon Bolton and I am becoming a big fan. The story is a weird one and once you get to the end, it becomes really creepy upon retrospect. As soon as I finished I had to listen to it again, despite the horrible narration.

Yes there are plot holes and some things just do not make sense. But I still liked it. This is one that stayed with me. There's a kind of creepy horror underneath it that just sinks in.

The narrator gets a ZERO. She shouts and over pronounces.

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Great mystery with complex details

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I got it on a credit sale and I wasn't expecting much, but the mystery was complex enough that even though I thought I had it figured out, I didn't.
It also offers an interesting look at society's view of female body weight which I wasn't expecting. It was nuanced throughout the novel and I wasn't totally satisfied with the final take on the issue, but I enjoyed seeing it through different lens.
My main issue is that the novel switches formats from letters and emails and back to normal novelization. It's not a knock on the narration, I assume any novel that does this had trouble in an audio format. It didn't take away from my enjoyment once I was used to it.
All in all, a great book. I'm going to check out her other books now too!