Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of LOCKED IN which is the second in the LOCKED Trilogy by GB Williams.
I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Sarah Hardy, Bloodhound Books and of course the lovely GB Williams who gifted me an early copy of LOCKED IN. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
Do you love gripping and hard-boiled crime thrillers? Then try GB Williams’ unmissable Locked In.
Ariadne Teddington is having a bad day. Then she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun.
Stuck in a bank robbery turned hostage situation, Ariadne keeps her head down and her mouth shut; because if there is one thing criminals hate more than the police it’s prison guards.
Trapped with a child, a policeman, and a robber on the edge, Ariadne desperately searches for a way out for them.
Can they all escape unharmed?
And when everyone is locked in, will anyone get out alive?
So, want to know what I thought?;
After DEVOURING the first book in this series; LOCKED UP back in September, I was ready for more from Ariadne and GB does not disappoint.
We are thrown straight into the action from the first few pages; a bank robbery turned hostage situation! Can this woman catch a break?! This story takes place a little while after the events in LOCKED UP, so at least Ariadne has had chance to catch her breath a little.
There is a moment in this book. A moment where you have to sit the book down, let out that big sigh you have been keeping in and exclaim ‘WHAT THE ACTUAL F?!’… but in the best possible way! Of course I’m not going to spoil it and tell you who it involves and wehre abouts in the book it takes place, but if you were as invested in the characters from the first novel – it will knock your socks off.
From that moment, I could not tear my eyes away from the pages. We are taken on what can only be described as a rollercoaster ride. With both the robbers and hostages locked in a small bank – it is only a matter of time before we start to cracks on both sides which have devastating affects.
The only question I have now is what do I need to sacrifice/do to get my hands on LOCKED DOWN?! I will do pretty much anything….as long as it’s legal!
About GB Williams;
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. Her debut novel, Locked Up, was released in September 2017, Locked In follows in February 2018, and Locked Down in September 2018.
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 occasional comic book reviewer. 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).
You can buy LOCKED IN from the following booksellers (however, there are MANY more!!)
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