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…
Get ready for a rollercoaster ride like no other, with the next gripping thriller from the number one bestselling crime author, Helen Fields. The perfect read for fans of M. J. Arlidge and Karin Slaughter.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is one petrifying story that I couldn’t leave alone as it felt like it would be front-page news for real by tomorrow. I was just gutted that I am coming into this series so far down the line though as you may guess this is a bloody beauty.
There had been something big kicking off in the previous book which had caused DCI Luc Callanach to leave Edinburgh and the Major Investigation Team and move to France to work with a former colleague in Interpol. Back in Edinburgh his ex-lover and boss DCI Ava Turner is facing the problem of two healthy men and a woman disappearing under very suspicious circumstances. Sometimes fate just won’t let you keep apart, with the major cases that both Callanach and Turner are working on being woven together, if lives are to be saved they will have to put differences behind them.
There are two huge international cases going on and the author ensures that you become emotionally invested in both equally. When the body of a healthy young man is discovered the family have to be informed of his death and the terrible things that have happened to him. It is pure heartbreaking and horrific. My mind just swam with anger and grief for them but as the story continued it made me more frightful for the ones that were still alive. My connection to them felt so more intense and personal for them and what it would do to their families. Totally wicked writing, hook line and sinker.
Then when I thought that human trafficking couldn’t possibly get any worse back home it took to an even darker path. This book just moved so incredibly fast, darting from one storyline to the next, it was every suspense thriller reader’s heaven. The bad guys were from hell and the victims resigned to it could be the last day for any one of them.
Callanach and Turner come together in spectacular fashion and are an utter dream to read about. Turners sassy I don’t give a damn I am going to have you slimebag attitude is just sheer bliss that I was salivating at. There were some pretty bad situations that she just had me crack up on and laugh. It should be illegal for her and Callanach ever to be apart.
This is a full-on top-notch read with action, fear and gutsy detectives. Can’t recommend it enough!!!!
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An international and Amazon #1 best-selling author, Helen is a former criminal and family law barrister. Every book in the Callanach series claimed an Amazon #1 bestseller flag. Her next book, the sixth in the series, ‘Perfect Kill’ is due out on 6 February 2020. Helen also writes as HS Chandler, and last year released legal thriller ‘Degrees of Guilt’. Her previous audio book ‘Perfect Crime’ knocked Michelle Obama off the #1 spot. Translated into 15 languages, and also selling in the USA, Canada & Australasia, Helen’s books have won global recognition. Her first historical thriller ‘These Lost & Broken Things’ comes out in May 2020. A further standalone thriller published by HarperColllins will come soon. She currently commutes between Hampshire, Scotland and California, where she lives with her husband and three children. Helen can be found on Twitter @Helen_Fields for up to date news and information or at http://www.helenfields.co.uk.