Tuesday intro: Perfect Death by Helen Fields

Once again I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon.

tuesdayI’m also joining in with Teaser Tuesday, hosted by The Purple Booker, where you share teasers from your current read. I read a lot of these posts over the course of an average Tuesday so thought it would be fun to join in here too

This week, I’m reading a book that’s not out till the end of January but, given I am a huge fan of the series (this is number three), I couldn’t wait to read it – Perfect Death by Helen Fields.

Here’s what it’s about.

perfect deathThere’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


And here’s how it starts…

“Lily’s life was very nearly over, it was just that she didn’t know it yet.  He stroked the photograph of her he’d kept by his bed for the last few months.  In it, she was bending over the edge of a pond, throwing bread for duck, laughing, entirely unaware of her stunted future”

And here are some teasers…

“He looked at his watch.  Work beckoned.  What was that saying about the devil and idle hands?  He smiled, stole one last glimpse at Cordelia’s magazine-cover home, and finalised his plans to remove her from it forever.” (29%)


‘There were a lot of people to avoid.  You’d best go home and let your ego get some sleep.  It’ll have another arduous day of imaging being admired to deal with tomorrow” (59%)

What do you think – would you keep reading?

Emma x


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