‘Hugely confident … harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin
‘Kept me hooked’ Angela Marsons
‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole
‘Gritty, dark and chilling’ Mel Sherratt
A murdered woman…
When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she’s dealing with no ordinary killer. The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else. Someone Maggie knows all too well…her close friend Dr Kate Moloney.
A determined detective…
Maggie is determined to keep her friend safe, but with Kate already struggling with a threatening stalker, Maggie now fears Kate’s life is in real danger. Who else would want to harm Kate and why else would the killer be turning his victims into exact replicas – his living dolls?
Can Maggie find the depraved killer? Or will Kate become his next living doll?
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Dead Perfect was another fast paced, gripping read from one of my go to crime writers. I’m a huge fan of this series and have really enjoyed following Maggie throughout the books as she’s an incredibly strong, competent lady who is always great to read about. This time, however, the focus is on Kate and it was great to get to know another character from the team a little better. I think it’s fair to say Kate goes through the mill in this book as she tries to keep Maggie from harm whilst also trying to find the person responsible. It was quite poignant at times to see what she was going through and it made me warm to her quickly to see how much she obviously cared about Maggie. The wonderful relationship the team enjoy with each other was lovely to see and often helped bring some light relief to the story.
The story unfolds at a great pace with plenty of twists that kept me guessing until the end. Just when I thought I had figured it out, something would happen that sent the story off in a completely new direction! This is quite a dark story in places with some quite cruel and shocking moments which might not be to everyone’s taste but didn’t feel forced so were in keeping with the type of book this is.
The book ends on a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next installment in this fabulous series which just keeps getting better and better. This is the third book in the series and while it could probably be read as a standalone it is probably best to read the books on order.
Huge thanks to Sarah from BOTBS publicity for inviting me onto the blog tour and to One More Chapter for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This series is a must read for all crime fiction fans!
About The Author:
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at http://www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering cases of domestic violence and abuse. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Dead Inside is her debut novel and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.