Perfect Death - Helen Fields

Reading Challenge Category: Third book in the series

Official Blurb:

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…

My Thoughts:

This is the third book in the DI Callanach and DCI Turner series, and I am really enjoying them. This one is relatively tame in comparison to books one and two. I felt like it was an intermediary book that was tying up a few loose ends with characters and a chance for the new DCI to find her feet.
The main crime wasn’t as gruesome as I’d come to expect from these books, but it was still cleverly executed. We are once again given an insight into the killer’s mind. This was missing in the last book, so it was great to get a feel for why he was doing what he was doing and what would happen next.
One little niggle is that Salter, who had a very unhappy ending in the last book, doesn’t even get a mention until 70% into the story! I was hoping for more of an update on how she was doing! As I said, this was only a tiny problem I had and not big enough to ruin my reading enjoyment!
Overall, I wouldn’t say this wasn’t the best in the series, but I still appreciated it, and I am certainly looking forward to reading book four to see where the team is taken from here.

Perfect Death
by Helen Fields
Date Started
15th November 2021
Date Finished
21st November 2021