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 person 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.
Where do I start with this masterpiece? I started this book for my facebook group monthly pick (more about that later). Now crime and thriller books are not my normal genre. However, with this new blogging path I am on I decided to venture outside my comfort zone. By gosh am I glad that I did. My toes were actually curling as read the first few chapters. I don’t do spoilers so don’t worry you can read on. The book is set in Edinburgh which is my home City. It was appealing to me to be able to see in mind exactly the street or place that’s mentioned in the book. I was transported there and it made it just that wee bit more creepy if that is even possible.
In the past with some crime books, I have had to skim read the descriptive parts of a killing or attack. Because it would read like a textbook and I would zone out. NOT with this book, Helen Fields has a unique quality of keeping things real and exciting. No skimming required, in fact, you want more and more of the book.
My favourite character was Callanach, who we meet right from the start. His own personal demons, haunt him throughout the book and this adds even more depth and storytelling.
The cover is beautiful and there are three variations out and about I think. I was very lucky to meet Helen at an event in Edinburgh, at the famous Blackwell’s Book Store. I then asked to review Perfect Remains and Avon Books sent me my own proof. So huge thanks to both Helen and Avon Books.
You can buy your copy of Perfect Remains here ~ AMAZON UK
You can also pre-order Perfect Pray ~ Out in July 2017 ~ AMAZON UK PREORDER LINK
Facebook Group ~ I Love Books
Perfect Remains is my FB Groups monthly pick. You still have time to join in. Review night is the 30th of March at 8 pm. We have a review night online on the group board. Lot’s of prizes to be won and this month we have Helen Fields with a live Q&A.
If you would like to be part of something wonderful click here I Love Books