#BlogTour #Review ~ Locked Up by GB Williams @GailBWilliams @Bloodhoundbook

I’m thrilled to one of the bloggers kicking off this tour today .. do make sure to follow along for the rest of the week 🙂 x

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 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?

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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-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).

My Review
I relish the idea of a book set in a prison it’s most likely going to be gritty, tense and full of substance. Locked Up doesn’t disappoint and to add to the excitement one of the prisoners in an ex-cop! Charlie Bell is incarcerated for murder, so surprisingly or maybe not, when an inmate is found dead Charlie’s skill is called upon to investigate.
Along with prison guard Ariadne Teddington the pair start working on the case. Teddington is a ballsy character, she is tough and perfectly capable of coping with the obvious leering attention from the male inmates but I particularly like the stance of cop/guard having to pull together to solve this. It certainly adds a major level of interest in my opinion.
It appears there are more lies than truths flying around inside and this story gallops along at a pace whereby you have no idea who to trust any more. Beware those that seem kind gentle souls and keep your wits about you is the advice I would give.
Locked Up is a brilliant piece of writing that ensures the reader is glued to the page in order not to miss anything. By the end of the book I wanted more .. I hope I’m correct in saying there will be another in the series!
My thanks to the author and Bloodhound books for my copy and inviting me onto the tour. 

2 thoughts on “#BlogTour #Review ~ Locked Up by GB Williams @GailBWilliams @Bloodhoundbook

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing – really appreciate the time taken for that. Especially appreciate the things you have to say. Thank you.

    Oh, and yes – there’s more to hear from Bell and Teddington yet.

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