Friday 31 August 2018

Blog Tour ~ Perfect Silence by Helen Fields

๐ŸŒŸJaffareadstoo is thrilled to be hosting today's stop on the Perfect Silence Blog Tour๐ŸŒŸ

Avon Books
23 August 2018
DI Callanach #4

My thanks to the publishers for my invitation to be part of this tour and for my copy of the book

What's it all about..

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?

My thoughts about it..

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach, both detectives with the Major Investigation Team (MIT), are called to the outskirts of Edinburgh to a particularly nasty crime scene. A brutally injured young woman has been found by the roadside with injuries so horrific that the detectives are shocked and saddened by what they have discovered.

What then follows is a fast action crime thriller which, not only involves the MIT in the hunt for a brutal killer with a particularly nasty mind, but also someone in the city is targeting the drug users and the homeless and branding them in a particularly horrific way. With the investigation into both crimes moving at a swift pace, Ava and Luc need to do everything they can in order keep the team focused and ahead of the game. However, when another young woman's body is found with similar injuries the pressure is on to find the perpetrator before any more young women die in such a heartless way.

If you enjoy fast action crime stories, then there is much to enjoy in Perfect Silence and even if you haven't read the previous three books in the series, it's very easy to pick up the story and to understand the dynamics of the investigative team. For those who are familiar with the MIT's inner dynamics, there's all the usual lively banter which we have come to expect from this group who work in such a high pressured environment. Ava and Luc continue to work well together and that gives the novel its underlying strength, and yet, I also enjoy the way Ava interacts with her volatile boss, DS Overbeck, and her mischievous banter with DS Lively, all of which help to give this dark story some lighter moments.

This is a great crime series and in the hands of this skilful writer it continues to go from strength to strength. The twists and turns in the plot kept me guessing right until the end and  I am sure that there's enough scope for this series to continue for a long time yet.

The DI Callanach series is set in Scotland, where Helen feels most at one with world. 
Helen and her husband now live in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

Twitter @Helen_Fields #PerfectSilence


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