What the publisher says:
Ariadne Teddington is having a bad day. Then she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun.
Stuck in a bank robbery turned hostage situation, Ariadne keeps her head down and her mouth shut; because if there is one thing criminals hate more than the police it’s prison guards.
Trapped with a child, a policeman, and a robber on the edge, Ariadne desperately searches for a way out for them.
Can they all escape unharmed?
And when everyone is locked in, will anyone get out alive?
What I say:
What a read! Ariadne Teddington is on a day off from her job as a prison officer when she dashes to the bank for a quick errand. Her day changes course dramatically when she is followed into the bank by a gang who aren’t paying in their birthday money.
Despite her attempts to stay under the radar the gang recognise Teddington and start to use her as a bargaining tool with the police. Teddington has to use the skills she has learnt in her job to try to save herself. When she realises she knows one of the gang things are really turned on their head.
This is such a tense book with so many twists and sub plots it really draws you in and keeps your attention. The characters are deep and Teddington in particular is well developed. Despite this being book two I never felt I needed to have read book one as this is a completely separate story.
Rating 4 out of 5