(A DI Callanach Crime Thriller, Book 4)
- Crime Fiction
♥ Blurb ♥
When silence falls, who will hear their cries?
The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouette of a doll carved in the victim’s skin.
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby.
After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again. Can they stop another victim from being silenced forever – or is it already too late?
♥ Author Info ♥
Helen can be found on Twitter @Helen_Fields for up to date news and information. 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. She currently commutes between Hampshire, Scotland and California, and lives with her husband and three children.
♥ Review ♥
If you follow my blog you will know that Helen Fields first novel in this series Perfect Remains, ignited my new found love of crime fiction. I have followed the journey of Luc and Ave from book one onwards.
Set in Edinburgh this police procedural bring something extra to the table. The descriptions of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas are spot on. I love that I can visualise everything as it happens as I know the places. Well, not all of them, some are very dodgy areas indeed.
In book three Perfect Death I wrote in my review that it was a variation from the previous two books. For me, it was more of a psychological read. There wasn’t much gore and it was really more about the characters emotions and bonds with each other. You can read that review here – click here to read.
So diving into book four Perfect Silence, I didn’t know what I was going to get. I really enjoyed that it was the full-on gorefest that the first two books were. Helen’s writing gives my goosebumps, goosebumps. I loved reconnecting with Luc and Ava. My favourite character in this book was Jonty.
The plot revolves around murders in the capital that are a little unusual in nature. Plus an interesting side story which for me was a little too neatly tied up at the end. But that was my only niggle for the book. Everything else I loved, the pace and emotional content were on point.
I saw Helen Fields at Bloody Scotland and was able to say thank you for the gore!
I cannot wait for book five, omg FIVE I can’t believe I am saying that.
Review by Kelly Lacey
Thank you to Helen Fields, Sabah Khan and the Avon team. My review was very late due to personal circumstances.
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