Book - Perfect Crime (Callanach #5)

Perfect Crime by Helen Fields

Thanks to Avon Books, Deb Taylor-Bryant got her hands on Perfect Crime by Helen Fields on Netgalley before release day. The book is out now, and Deb is sure you’ll like it...

This is the 5th book in the D. I Callanach series and, with each book, I like them more and more. They just keep getting better! You can of course pick up any of the books and read them in any order, but the back stories make much more sense if you read them chronologically. [Deb’s husband Steve read the previous Callanach novels HERE, in a rare moment where he agreed with his wife - Ed]

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…

This book took me straight into the basis of the story, in which, again, there are two cases going on simultaneously. There is always something happening which has kept me guessing and I found myself saying out loud ‘yes, no oh no’, quite a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Helen Fields always seems to deliver emotion for me in this series:

Fear (I caught myself holding my breath)
Shock, the revelation of who what where and how (I realised I was reading faster, hoping I was wrong and will it all be okay)
and excitement because I was so ‘sold’ on something going right for a certain character.

It was good that the characters were familiar to me from the previous books, yet I still found there was more to learn about their personalities. I was not in the least bit disappointed by this book and it has the beginning of the next book in the series to tease and entice me at the end... which it did!

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