Jaffareadstoo is delighted to host today's stop on the Perfect Crime Blog Tour
18 April 2019
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book and to Sabah for the invitation to be part of the blog tour
Your darkest moment is your most vulnerable…
Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead. Found at the bottom of a cliff, DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed…
As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides roll in: a woman found dead in a bath; a man violently electrocuted. But these are carefully curated deaths – nothing like the impulsive suicide attempts they’ve been made out to be.
Little do Callanach and Turner know how close their perpetrator is as, across Edinburgh, a violent and psychopathic killer gains more confidence with every life he takes…
People attempting suicide makes for uncomfortable reading but in the hands of this talented writer what soon emerges in Perfect Crime is a tight action packed story which involves the Major Investigative Team in a complicated enquiry in which all their skills of deduction are stretched to the absolute limit. DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are both senior detectives with the MIT and as such need to keep a tight control on the general operational ability of the team. Those who have read the previous four books in the Perfect series will know that Turner and Callanach have a certain amount of history together, and it was fascinating to see this relationship hitch up a notch with some interesting consequences.
The dark crimes at the heart of the story are both complex and twisted, and the chapters which get into the mind of the perpetrator are really quite disturbing but add a real insight in the mind of a calculated killer. However, it is in the nitty gritty of the crime investigation where the story really starts to take off with Turner, and more particularly Callanach, becoming an integral part of the investigation as the story takes a very dark turn indeed.
I raced through Perfect Crime in less than a day as I really couldn't put the book down until I had discovered just what was happening, hoping against hope that it would all be resolved in the end. The conclusion, when it comes, is everything you want it to be and, of course, there is the opportunity for this series to return in the future with yet more dark and complex investigations for the Major Investigative Team.
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 #PerfectCrime
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