Blog tour day!
Thanks so much to Bloodhound Books and the author, G.B. Williams, for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
LOCKED UP by G.B. Williams – released September 7th!
This is a page turner and I couldn’t put it down.
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 formurder after having taken the law into his own hands.
When a fellow inmate is killed Charlie is asked to investigate the case from theinside. 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?
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
What happens when a prison guard and a murderer have to work together inside the prison walls to solve a murder? LOCKED UP by G.B. Williams goes at cut-throat pace and doesn’t stop. We get glimpse of what it’s like behind bars. Not only for the convicts, but for the prison guards as well.
Our main focus in the novel is inmate Charlie Bell and prison officer Ariadne Teddington. When an inmate is murdered, Officer Teddington calls upon Bell to help her solve the case. Charlie is a convicted murderer and an ex-cop, so his knowledge in this area is vital. Since I don’t want to give away too much of the plot (and risk spoilers), I’ll just say that this book is one you’re going to want to clear out some time for, because once you start, you won’t want to stop!
Williams grabs the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let you go until the very end. The way that she portrays life behind bars is incredibly eye-opening and grisly. Ariadne is a strong female lead – she’s damaged and flawed but can hold her own working in a men’s prison. Through Charlie’s eyes, the reader gets to feel the isolation of prison and the dangers/violence that can be lurking around every corner.
Overall, if you want a great suspense with two strong lead characters, then you need to pick this one up! This book keeps a fast pace and will keep you flipping the pages to see what will happen next.
About the Author:
After being made redundant in 2012, GB started taking her life-long passion for writing more seriously and looking to sell her work. Specialising in complex, fast-paced crime novels, she started writing the Locked Series in 2014, and has been working to polish and perfect since – not to mention – sell.
GB was shortlisted for the 2014 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition with the story Last Shakes, now available in Last Cut Casebook. She is also a feature writer and comic book reviewer on www.warpedfactor.com. Crime novels are her stock in trade, but she has had success with short stories in various genres including steampunk, horror, erotica and general fiction.
With bills to pay, she’s back working as a systems architect by day, a freelance fiction editor and keen writer of an evening and weekend. GB really needs to learn to sleep.
Originally from Kent, GB moved to South Wales as a supposed first step on a year around the world. Then she met a guy. Kept the guy, kissed the travel goodbye. Knowing that the best way to travel is by book anyway, she has always read, always written. GB now has two grown- children, the world’s most imperious cat, a house full of books and a hard drive full of manuscripts (though some will never be allowed out of a locked basement).
Make sure to clear out a chunk of time for reading, because once you start, you won’t be able to stop!