Title: Perfect Kill
Author: Helen Fields
Publication: February 6, 2020
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying.
Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.
Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he’s been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home. But what Bart doesn’t yet know is that he’s now heading for France where his unspeakable fate is already sealed…
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland.
With so many lives at stake, they face an impossible task – but there’s no option of failure when Bart and so many others will soon be dead…
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I knew what to expect from a book by Helen Fields, especially one in her D.I. Callanach series. I had read every single one before this and loved them. As usual, Fields did not disappoint with Perfect Kill
Right off the bat this book did have a slightly different vibe than the others in this series. For one, our two favorite characters, Ava and Luc, were investigating crimes in different countries as Luc was in France and Ava was back home in Scotland working with the team. I wasn’t a fan of this vibe because I feel they play well off each other, but I get why Fields may have done it. Loose ends and all that. The story line in Perfect Kill was one of larger scale and almost seemed too big to write at first. I was confused how things were related or not related and a bit confused on what was happening. But Fields quickly started filling in the puzzle pieces and did it smoothly . Not many can write about a criminal act of this magnitude and not fumble some of the details at least once.
Our characters we have grown to love in this series were the same people and the Perfect Kill gave us an even closer look into their back stories, lives, and personalities. I love how each book Fields allows us to learn just a bit more about the character to help us understand why they are the way they are and I love how she just weaves it into her writing so seamlessly.
I’m no expert on the matter, but having read my fair share of Mystery/Thriller/Suspense novels, Fields has definitely carved herself a place at the top of the pack of the best writers in their class. She never fails to surprise us in the end and have me turning the page, ignoring all my life’s requirements just to know what happens next. If you love yourself a good crime novel, pick up Perfect Kill or any of her books in this series. You will love them!
STAR RATING: 5/5
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