Synopsis: You don’t mess with Rosie Gilmour and get away with it.
Crime reporter Rosie Gilmour is back at The Post, bruised and battered from her last investigation but determined to find missing barmaid Wendy Graham.
Convinced that Wendy is the key to an explosive new story, Rosie’s search leads her deep into the dangerous world of Glasgow’s Ulster Volunteer Force. This time Rosie will find herself at the mercy of the most vicious gangsters she’s ever encountered. Has she met her match?
My Review: I have really enjoyed this series so far and was really looking forward to this instalment. Thankfully I was in for a real treat and it took me no time to catch up with the wonderful Rosie Gilmour. This is Anna Smith’s fourth book in the series and it appears she is now at full throttle. We catch up with Rosie after her last investigation (Book 3) and she is now back at work and ready to go. When barmaid Wendy Graham goes missing, Rosie starts to delve into it and as usual finds herself in a situation where she may have to take a few risks. I immediately loved the fact that we get to see Rosie back in her normal day to day job, and her colleagues and friends make appearances once again making you feel you know her that bit better with each book you read.
The subject matter in this latest book delves into matters concerning Glasgow’s UVF and it’s not a pretty picture. I think its times like this, where Anna’s history as a journalist shine through. When Rosie begins to dig deeper into the UVF, she comes across more people involved in both the UVF, and Wendy’s life. Eddie, Jimmy and Mitch are the three main characters within the UVF which catch her attention, and as ever her search for the story takes her into dangerous waters.
The book takes us from Scotland to Spain and once more we get to see the people that help Rosie try to get her story. Matt her work colleague as always goes with her and we also see the return of Adrian. Adrian has appeared in her previous book and I am SO glad that we saw his return in this current one. I just hope that we get to see more of him again? The storyline dragged me in from the beginning and it kept me hooked from start to finish. Rosie is fast becoming a firm favourite of mine and I just cant wait to see what happens to her next. We see a smaller proportion of Rosie’s personal life, but in a strange way….you get to see how she feels about things pretty much all the way through the book.
I can honestly say that this book was a first class read. It has everything I want from a Crime book and more. Great characters, bundles of drama and characters you love to hate. The writing is top notch and I think this is by far her best book to date. I absolutely loved this latest Gilmour book and would suggest if you haven’t read any of them you get started with book one in the series….I sincerely doubt you will regret it!