Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten, and I’ll be sharing her review with you all a little further down.
‘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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Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog.
Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.
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I’ll start this review with a PHEW!! If you’ve read book two in the series (Dead Wrong) you’ll know exactly why I’m so relieved and if you haven’t..shame on you 😉
Every October I try to read horror fitting for the spooky season, now Dead Perfect isn’t exactly a horror but the idea of someone stalking and abducting women to turn them into “Living Dolls” is quite macabre and you’re welcome to that earworm I’ve probably left you with!
DC Maggie Jamieson is placed in a difficult position and her feelings for Dr Kate Moloney are in danger of clouding her judgement about this recent case especially as the killer appears to be choosing victims who look just like her friend. Maggie does not take well to criticism about this being a possible conflict of interest and is adamant that Kate needs her protection but will she prove as a help or a hindrance?
The tension creeps up as we are given snippets of the killer and his interactions with his “princesses” – this is one creepy dude! For me there could have been some more explicit/gruesome details but that’s the kind of sick puppy I am.
If you’re looking for a new police procedural series to read then I’d highly recommend this one, and start at the beginning with Dead Inside!