Sam, sculptor, amateur detective, and all round good time girl,
starts her latest escapade chained to the ceiling of a dank cellar.
No, it's not a wild night gone wrong, she's a prisoner with nothing
to eat but Vegemite sandwiches. The action disconcertingly switches
to a long prologue to Sam's incarceration. She's working on a film
set as a stand in for Sarah, an actor who is playing a sculptor.
Sarah resembles Sam quite a bit, and is playing opposite Sam's
latest squeeze, the handsome Hugo. The scene setting goes on just a
little bit too long, but eventually the action kicks in. As always,
the dialogue is lively, the characters colourful, and Sam herself
is reluctantly involved in murder and intrigue. Henderson manages
to make her femme fatale independent and hard-hitting, yet
realistically vulnerable both to a handsome man who knows how to
push her love buttons, and a well-aimed 14-hole Dr Marten in the
small of her back. The plot will keep you guessing, and the
denouement is climatic, but if criticisms must be made, there are
perhaps too many minor characters to keep track of, and a lot of
irrelevant small talk: you feel like you know the crew, but you
don't really care. Overall though, a fast-paced, light-hearted
thriller. (Kirkus UK)
When Sam Jones wakes up handcuffed in a cellar she naturally
assumes she is suffering the aftermath of a great night out. But
then she recalls all too vividly being kidnapped from the car park
of the film studios where her boyfriend Hugo is shooting a TV
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