Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgow’s worst cases, and her job is on the line. Liam Macdowall was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and he’s published a series of letters to the dead woman, in a book that makes him an unlikely hero – and a poster boy for Men’s Rights activists.

Liam is released on licence into Mary’s care, but things are far from simple. Mary develops a poisonous obsession with Liam and his world, and when her son and Liam’s daughter form a relationship, Mary will stop at nothing to impose her own brand of justice … with devastating consequences.

Firstly a big thank you to Karen at Orenda books for my copy to review.

Ive had my eye on this for a while. Ive not read any of her books. However i watched and was hooked on bbcs adaption of the cry. So was really excited to read.

What a intriguing and unique charactar Mary was. Quirky troubled and not quite playing the best employee. Shes clearly not at her best but as a woman i couldnt help but relate to her attitude so much.

Funny read despite its dark nature. Gives a real insight into the job which funny enough come up as a career choice from a quiz… and then read 2 books in a row wirh that role.

Intriguing and chilling this is a fascinating story . Will definitely be reading more from Helen! If you like your women well behaved and following the rule book…this is NOT for you…

With laugh out loud and wtf moments this is quite the cocktail of emotions.

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