Perfect Death by Helen Fields
Series: D.I Callanach Book 3
Published: 25th January 2018
Publisher: Avon Books UK
There’s no easy way to die…
Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late.
But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task…
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher, Avon, for my copy of the book in exchange for my review.
First impressions of this book is that it is very different to the other 2 in the series. You don’t think that any crime is being committed to begin with. It lures you in with false pretences, and then you begin to doubt it all. You begin to notice coincidences, then a certain character, then something shocking happens and it all clicks in to place.
Normally, crime books leave me a little unsatisfied but the DI Callanach books do not. This book particularly has renewed my love for crime books, it’s reminded me what can be great about them. It’s reminded me that sometimes, just sometimes, there is an author out there who can leave a chill in your bones.
This book was fast-paced, clever, and a little untrustworthy. The characters all work well together, with the perfect balance of witty comments, insults, and just good humour. The crimes within the book could have been perfect, if there wasn’t the little details that would normally get left behind. This book has it all, a near perfect crime, a horrendous villain, some gangsters and underground crimes.
Callanach and Turner have incredible chemistry, they play off the page perfectly and it balances the good people and the bad people in the book. Their relationship, the non-professional relationship, it still at an almost stage and it’s full of suspense and a very likeable will they/won’t they situation. I’m rooting for them, but there are many things that could potential ruin everything for them. It’s all about their timing and it’s usually one of them that is a little off.
Helen Fields, for me, writes perfect books. This one has shocked me, left me a little wary, and wanting more and more from her! I loved this book, along with the first two.
For me, a big fat gruesome 5/5!!!!