***** 5 STARS
Crime reporter Rosie Gilmour has learned to be tough. The places she’s been and the cases she’s covered, she’s had to be. Glasgow used to be called the city with the big heart. No longer. Refugees have been flooding in from Eastern Europe and the city’s underclass is simmering. Rosie, just back from reporting in Kosovo, understands the newcomers’ plight. When the mutilated body of a man wearing a Bosnian tattoo is fished from the River Clyde, Rosie gets drawn into the case. She knows her sympathy may be clouding her judgement. Yet her instincts tell her there’s much more to this story than the police will admit, and it’s down to her to dig out the shocking truth.
How can the Rosie Gilmour series of books get any better I can safely say I am now hooked on these books. What makes these books really special is the way Anna has made her characters so real life like they could be your friend, your neighbour or friends and that’s how I like my fictional characters to bed. What I also love about these books is that not only are the characters so real like but the Glasgow that is portrayed is exactly like the Glasgow that we all know and love, it feels like you are actually in the book and living, seeing and breathing what Rosie and all the characters are. Part of this could be down to the fact that the author Anna Smith worked as journalist before she became a full time writer and is able to add a bit of her own real life experiences to her books.
The only problem I had with this and her other novels is that they are so dam well addictive, another one of these books that once you start reading it is so hard to put it down and you find yourself still reading well in to the wee hours of the next morning to finish it. So it is just left for me to say go out this Friday to your nearest bookstore and get your hands on the paperback version of this book, you won’t be disappointed.
Publisher: Quercus (7 Nov 2013)
Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 15.9 x 2.5 cm