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…
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I love watching programmes based in prisons so was super excited to see this author was writing a book based in a prison. As he worked in a prison by expectations were high and I’m delighted to say he exceeded my expectations. This was slow paced to start which I actually liked.
We get to know the main character Jim Dalton. Usually working in the male side of the prison he is moved to the female side. First impressions change when he gets to know the female inmates.
This is another superb well written story. I’d highly recommend this story and all of this authors previous stories.
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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