29 Feb 2020

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Blog Tour Book Review / Poison by Jacqui Rose

The heart-racing new gangland thriller from bestselling author Jacqui Rose. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers’ The Sting and Martina Cole.

In a life of crime, loyalty means everything – even if you don’t always see eye to eye. But when Vaughn Sadler speaks up to get Franny Doyle sent down, he’s broken every rule in the book to win checkmate.

Holed up in prison, Franny has more than one score to settle – but she’s starting with Vaughn. Because you don’t grass on your own, no matter what. And though she may be behind bars, she will get revenge – whatever the cost.

Before, there was just bad blood running through her veins. But now, there is poison…

Published:     20th February 2020
Publisher:  Avon
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand Alone

Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Trigger Warning:  Incest and Murder


Being a big fan of thrillers, this author has intrigued me for a while now.  She has written quite a few novels now but this one really intrigued me both for the reason that it seemed more character driven then plot driven and becuase it is based on criminals, which is not normally the style of novel that I would pick up and I wanted to push those limits.

I have to say that, for me, my expectations were right.  The best part of this novel were the characters.  You have quite a few interesting ones in this novel.  You have Franny who is in jail convicted for the murder of a person, which she may or may not have done.  You see how she is adjusting to live in prison and how she interacts with other prisoners, including the most difficult and nasty ones.  You then have Vaughn and Alfie who are on the outside and one of them may have had knowledge of Franny's conviction and had a hand in getting her there.   You also have Shannon who was my favourite character in this novel.  She is a young lady/late teenager who is taken under the wing of Vaugn who tries to look after her.   But her past keeps following her and not letting go. It was very interesting to see her try and navigate those difficulties and try and find a path that will lead her out of misery.

This was such an enjoyable ride and I will definitely be picking up more from this author in the future.