Title: Locked up by GB Williams
Publisher: Bloodhound books
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 Ariadne 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?
I want to thank Bloodhound books for my advanced copy of this fantastic book.
It had hooked me from the first page. It was full of action and intrigue that I just couldn’t put it down.
I have to say I’ve never wanted a fictional character to not be guilty of a crime as much as I did with ex-detective Charlie Bell (he unfortunately was, having killed a man he was unable to convict through the normal channels). He was such an interesting character, he’d spent so many years in prison yet it hadn’t changed him, underneath the brooding grumpy exterior was a good man. Then there was prison guard Ariadne Teddington, also with a little bit of a chequered past but with a sense of justice for the murdered Tommy Walters. I loved the two of them together.
I also never expected this book to take me on such a roller coaster ride of emotions! Certain parts of the book, I can’t really tell you why because I don’t want to give away spoilers, almost had me in tears.
I can’t wait to read more from this 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-up 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).