“Perfect Death” by Helen Fields is available for pre-order from Amazon UK and is due for publication on 25th January 2018. Published by Avon Books UK.
There’s no easy way to die…
Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late.
But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task…
Helen has pulled off another brilliantly twisted and intricate plot as we are reunited with Callanach, Turner, Ailsa, Lively and Tripp. Bringing some events from previous books into this story to give a little more information on the established characters. The story is set in Edinburgh when the body of a young women is found in the area known as Arthur’s Seat, initially thought to have died from hypothermia. But from experience of reading Helen’s previous books, it was never going to be as simple as hypothermia. Other events take place and now as cases build up, the team of investigators are on a non-stop roller-coaster of crimes, reports, lab results and meetings.
This is an absolute cracker of a read, with several plots running at pace with a mingling in of back stories of the characters. With all these going on Helen has not blurred or befuddled the plots, and at no point while reading was I confused. Having read previous books, I was already acquainted with the main characters so only had to get to know the new ones. While going through the story you are never aware of where the story will take you, and there are some very surprising twists. This is a story that also has a psychological element to it that carries a serious message.
If you have not read Perfect Remains and Perfect Prey I would advise doing so. This book could be read as a stand alone, but you will get a better and more in depth feel for the characters.
This is a book I highly recommend to readers who love a fast paced, multi plot driven, police crime and thriller books. It has brilliant characters, well laid out and written. Yep. I loved it 🙂
I would like to express my thanks to NetGalley, Avon Books UK and Helen Fields for my eARC of this book. My views are my own and are unbiased.
About the Author:
A former barrister, Helen now writes a Scottish set crime series – D.I.Callanach and D.I. Ava Turner. Her debut novel Perfect Remains and the second in the series Perfect Prey are Amazon best sellers. Her next book ‘Perfect Death’ is due out on 25 January 2018. She currently commutes between Hampshire, Scotland and California, and lives with her husband and three children.
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Avon (25 Jan. 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008181616
- ISBN-13: 978-0008181611
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