By Helen Fields
Published by Avon (25 January 2018)
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…
Usually when I read a book for review I write some notes so it's easier to write a review afterwards. But I didn't get the chance to write any notes with Perfect Death as I read it in one sitting without any time to pause. This is definitely one of the best new detective series I have come across in a while. I've loved all three of the books so far.
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All of the plots are intriguing, gritty and fast paced, which is why I can't put the books down once I start reading them. The crimes are bloody, dark and highly imaginative. The author clearly has a very twisted mind with a gift for plotting books that keep you guessing!
Yet again, the writing in Perfect Death is compelling, containing acute observations of the characters and some humour within the dialogue. All of the characters in this series (including the killers) are so believable. In Perfect Death, you get to learn more about Callanach's family background, which provides some interesting and revealing home truths. Plus there's more sexual tension bubbling away between Callanach and Turner. The two detectives are growing with the series and it's great to see how they're developing.
I can't really say much more, other than Perfect Death is brilliant and I recommend it highly to crime fiction fans. Oh, and finally, I must add that I can't wait for another Callanach/Turner book!
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