Behind bars, the rules are different…
Prison Officer Jim Dalton is used to walking the landings on the male side of HMP
Peterborough. It’s a dangerous place, fuelled by testosterone-driven violence, but he’s done the job for a long time. He understands the unwritten rules, and he has the prisoners’ respect.
When a relative is sent to the jail, Dalton is transferred to the female side of the prison. His next shift is so easy, he can’t believe that the officers over there get paid the same wages. He sleeps well for the first time in years.
But when he is assigned to the young offenders’ wing, dealing with female prisoners no longer seems so simple. As every day passes, and he gets to know the women better, he is slowly drawn in to new temptations, new traps and a new nightmare. One which could destroy everything.
Taking a break from his bestselling DI Barton series, Ross Greenwood returns with this shocking, page-turning and utterly compelling glimpse behind the bars of a women’s prison. From a man who walked the landings himself…
Prisoner by Ross Greenwood is a book you’re not going to be able to set down once you start, so prepare for that! It is action-packed, thrilling, and compelling. There is a building tension that leaps of the page as you read.
This story feels authentic, and that is probably due to the fact that Roas Greenwood spent time as a prison officer. His knowledge really helped create a realistic setting and realistic people.
The characters are authentic. The story of a male prison officer in a woman’s prison is interesting and adds a layer of tension to the already tense plot.
This is a great read and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author. I recommend giving this one a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Ross Greenwood is the author of six crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison officer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough and his first title for Boldwood – the beginning of a series – The Snow Killer was published in November 2019.
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