Perfect Remains by Helen Fields.



If you think this book is your average murder mystery you are going to be in for shock. It is far from average. Helen Fields has used her experience as a barrister to add an excellent psychological aspect to this story.
It is set in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The remains of a body is found burnt in a bothy.  Burnt beyond recognition, DNA evidence almost destroyed. Just some teeth and a scrap of silk scarf.
Enter newly arrived Detective Inspector Luc Callanach, fresh from Interpol. Half Scottish half French. Welcomed by some, looked on suspiciously by others. He will need the help of his team to solve this murder, and the missing women that soon follow.
He has an ally in D.I Ava Turner, she gives him a few tips on a couple of things. He will need to use his instincts, and his experience to solve these cases with her help. In turn he will help her solve her own gruesome and shocking case.
The story will take you on a journey that includes, murder and missing women. But it takes on a great twist as to the reason behind the women being taken is revealed
This is a very well written book, the characters are very diverse and have thier own unique traits. Ava is more than what she first appears to be, Luc has a past that he is ashamed of.

I would definitley recommend this book, it is a great read.


The first in a nail-shredding new crime series. Fans of M.J. Arlidge will be gripped from start to finish.

On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing.

In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real Elaine Buxton screams into the darkness.

Detective Inspector Luc Callanach has barely set foot in his new office when Elaine’s missing persons case is escalated to a murder investigation. Having left behind a promising career at Interpol, he’s eager to prove himself to his new team. But Edinburgh, he discovers, is a long way from Lyon, and Elaine’s killer has covered his tracks with meticulous care.

It’s not long before another successful woman is abducted from her doorstep, and Callanach finds himself in a race against the clock. Or so he believes … The real fate of the women will prove more twisted than he could have ever imagined.

Fans of Angela Marson, Mark Billingham and M. J. Aldridge will be gripped by this chilling journey into the mind of a troubled killer.


Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 26th 2017 by Avon
ISBN 0008200947 (ISBN13: 9780008200947)
Edition Language English