Dancers In The Wind was gifted to me for participating within this blog tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: Dancers in the wind
Author: Anne Coates
Genre: crime thriller
Rating: 3 STARS
Contains: physical and sexual violence, murder and mentions of prostitution
Freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Webridge is commissioned by a national newspaper to write an investigative article on the notorious red light district in Kings Cross. There she meets prostitute Princess, and police inspector in the vice squad, Tom Jordan. When princess later arrives on her doorstep beaten up so badly she is barely recognisable, Hannah has to make some tough decisions and is drawn even deeper into the world of deceit and violence. Three sex workers are murdered, their deaths covered up in a media blackout and Hannah herself is under threat. As she comes to realise that the taste for vice reaches into the higher echelons of the great and the good, Hannah must expose the truth – and stay alive.
This synopsis reeled me in from the minute that I read it and I knew I had to sign up for the Dancers in the wind blog tour to read and review this book.
This story was very slow, which bored me very quickly. I understand that the author was trying to build background but I feel like their could have been some more tense and intriguing scenes like seeing the point of view of the killer of these prostitutes.
I don’t really have a lot to say about this story/plot unfortunately.
Hannah the main character in Dancers in the wind is such a boring character who really frustrated me to no end. She became very harsh and rude to Princess when this really young girl came to her for help after being beaten very close to death which really pissed me off. Although I could understand her frustration because she has a young daughter and having Princess there could bring danger to her young daughter.
Princess is a huge character within this story but I feel like I knew absolutely nothing about her and didn’t connect with her at all. This was so so disappointing because this whole story was based on Princess and trying to figure out who hurt her, who murdered the other prostitutes and keeping Princess safe.
Final thoughts and emotions
This story was very slow and quite boring to me. I wanted more intense moments of investigation and unfortunately this story fell flat for me. This is definitely a very different type of story but wasn’t executed to its full extent.
The ending of this story left a bitter taste in my mouth because of how it is very realistic and unfortunately can happen in society. Absolutely no one gets justice and I felt sick at the end ofthis story.