#BookReview “Prisoner” by Ross Greenwood

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5/5 Stars!

What a gritty, raw, and realistic read!

It’s obvious prison is no bed of roses for inmates, but Prisoner tells how prison staff can have just as many issues!

Guard Jim Dalton is a good man who tries to do the right things for the right reasons. However, with a job that’s mentally and physically exhausting, young children, and an unhappy wife, even good men are tempted.

But he’s not the only one—though I’m not sure how good some of the others are— as most of Jim’s coworkers have it just as bad, if not worse, but as none of them are really friends, I learned of their fates after the fact.

An excellent read on the dynamics of a marriage, coworkers, tenuous friendships, and being at odds with one’s own conscience.

But it’s day-to-day prison life and the consequences of one’s actions that make this a stellar read.

I wasn’t always happy with some of the characters—I’m looking at you, Billie—and had very little sympathy for others—whatever, Lavinia—but this was still a great read I do recommend!

Enjoy!

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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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Prisoner cover

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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Amazon US

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Ross GreenwoodAuthor Bio

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 every day 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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“Fifty Years of Fear (Dark Lives Book 1)” by Ross Greenwood

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Fifty Years of Fear (Dark Lives Book 1)

by Ross Greenwood

Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Crime Fiction

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

“I recommend this to everyone, one of the best books I’ve ever read.”

“At last a page turner novel that doesn’t disappoint…”

“I would give it 10 stars if I could. Brilliant.”

“This is powerful and atmospheric storytelling…”

“Absolutely brilliantly written from start to finish.”

“An outstanding book, detailing life from so many viewpoints. This is a complex story, enhanced by clever, talented writing. Very highly recommended.” Anita Waller, author.

Book 1 of the critically acclaimed Dark Lives Series

Could you forgive murder? What if it was something worse?

A childhood accident robs Vincent of his memories, causing him to become sensitive and anxious around others. His differences attract bullies, and he comes to rely heavily on the support of his family.

After the devastating loss of his parents, a remarkable woman teaches him to embrace life and, little by little, he realises the world is far more forgiving than he imagined. When fragments of his memory return, he begins to unravel his past.

Who was his mother? What kind of a man is his brother, Frank? And why does death surround them?

Fate is cruel. History is dark. Things are not as they seem.

Perhaps he should have stayed at home.

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“Fifty Years of Fear (Dark Lives Book 1)” by Ross Greenwood


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FREE at time of posting!

Fifty Years of Fear (Dark Lives Book 1)

By Ross Greenwood

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Crime Fiction

Could you forgive murder? What if it was something worse?

A childhood accident robs Vincent of his memories, causing him to become sensitive and anxious around others. His differences attract bullies, and he comes to rely heavily on the support of his family.

After the devastating loss of his parents, a remarkable woman teaches him to embrace life and, little by little, he realises the world is far more forgiving than he imagined. When fragments of his memory return, he begins to unravel his past.

Who was his mother? What kind of a man is his brother, Frank? And why does death surround them?

Fate is cruel. History is dark. Things are not as they seem.

Perhaps he should have stayed at home.

 

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