Today I have a review of Perfect Prey by Helen Fields. I was super excited for this book as Perfect Remains was my top read of 2017 so far….
Welcome to Edinburgh. Murder capital of Europe.
In the middle of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker.
The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woollen scarf.
D.I. Ava Turner and D.I. Luc Callanach have no leads and no motive – until around the city, graffitied on buildings, words appear describing each victim.
It’s only when they realise the words are being written before rather than after the murders, that they understand the killer is announcing his next victim…and the more innocent the better.
My expectations for book two Perfect Prey were so high. Perfect Remains had smacked me around the head and then nestled into my consciousness forever. I received my ARC from Avon Books UK and I dived in.
Firstly I love the cover, it gives nothing away. Which I find is very important, to me anyway. The bright red of the blood catches your eye.
Starting on chapter one, I was greeted by the handsome D.I. Luc Callanach and the straight talking D.I. Ava Turner. It was truly AWESOME to be on an adventure (all be it bloody gritty and gruesome) again with them. Callanach has to be one of my favourite literary characters ever, he has such a strong presence even on paper.
Helen Fields has done it again if I thought Perfect Remains was filled with the most heinous murders and memorable crime scenes, I was mistaken, that was just a wee taste of the mind bending, stomach churning murders that Helen Fields has up her sleeves. When I started the book it was late at night, I was snuggled under the blankets with my wee book torch that didn’t last long, I had to get up and put the big light on. I have to say it’s the first time a book scared me like that and I loved it.
I was at the Edinburgh book launch on Wednesday and I had the chance to hear Helen Feilds talk about Perfect Prey and I was delighted to hear that there are more books to come in the series. It’s the first crime series that I have really cared about what happens and I am truly invested in the characters especially Callanach (can you blame me?).
I urge you to dive into the series you will not be disappointed. Helen Fields has done it again, Perfect Prey is bloody brilliant in every way!
Photos from Waterstones Edinburgh ~ Launch Night ~ Perfect Prey
Look who I met at the event, my friend and fellow blogger Sharon Bairden from Chapter In My Life ~ Blog
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