Bev Maxey would have hundreds of books published if she didn’t have to do the “evil day job”, well in her fevered imagination she would anyway. Loves crime, thrillers and urban fantasy above all else.
Rough Cut is the sixth novel from Anna Smith featuring her character, Rosie Gilmour, a Scottish journalist.
Rosie Gilmour is a journalist who gets involved in criminal escapades without any effort, or so it seems. This narrative hooks you from page one, with racial tensions featuring heavily in the book; it follows two main threads with each onevery compelling. The first element of the story saw Rosie investigating the death of a Pakistani bride and the second, at the opposite end of the spectrum, with two prostitutes finding themselves with a major problem following the death of a client. The secondary characters were well developed including Rosie’s colleague Matt, her boss Mick and her police contact, Don.
I had not read the previous five but I have to say this a brilliant read, it seemed like a standalone novel in the sense that I didn’t feel like I was missing vital information about the characters; although I would say that there would have been an advantage knowing any back story and familiarising myself with recurring characters. Well worth a read, because I guarantee you will be hooked.