KILL ME TWICE (Rosie Gilmour #7) by Anna Smith
25th August 2016, Quercus Books
A beautiful model’s death uncovers an ugly conspiracy stretching all the way to Westminster in Rosie Gilmour’s darkest case to date.
When rags-to-riches Scots supermodel Bella Mason plunges to her death from the roof of a glitzy Madrid hotel, everyone assumes it was suicide. Except that one person saw exactly what happened to Bella that night, and she definitely didn’t jump. But Millie Chambers has no one she can tell – alcoholic, depressed herself and now sectioned by her bullying politician husband, who would believe her? And that’s not all Millie knows. Being close to the heart of Westminster power can lead to discovering some awful secrets…
Back in Glasgow, Rosie’s research into Bella’s life leads to her brother, separated from her in care years before. Dan is now a homeless heroin addict and rent boy, but what he reveals about Bella’s early life is electrifying: organised sexual abuse in care homes across Glasgow. Bella had tracked him down so that they could tell the world their story. And now she’s dead.
As Rosie’s drive to expose the truth leads her closer to Millie and the shameful secrets she has kept for so many years, it becomes clear that what she’s about to discover could prove fatal: a web of sexual abuse linking powerful figures across the nation, and the rot at the very heart of the British Establishment…
It always scares me reading a book that is so far into a series like KILL ME TWICE, especially when that book is SEVEN stories in! I’m worried I will lose the back story and arc of the characters, but thankfully this was not the case and I was able to enjoy the read. This book can definitely be enjoyed as a standalone novel.
There are so many different moving parts to this story which starts with the apparent suicide of a young model. An event witnessed by the wife of a high profile politician that is already involved in sinister dealings. Rosie Gilmour is our protagonist. A crime reporter who has made her name in digging deep and exposing the worst offenders. She is a tough female in a male driven industry and even when knocked down – she’s straight back to it and there really is no stopping her!
KILL ME TWICE is a fast paced book, with something happening on every page. As I reader, I enjoyed this pace and was certainly not bored at any stage. I am certainly keen to read more about Rosie and the team and what she uncovers next!
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