ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
I have read the first book in this series, somehow missed the second and picked up on book three, which is just being released. The second book had finished on a bit of a cliff hanger but it was really easy to put the missing pieces in place seamlessly. This story is based around Dr Kate Moloney, who has appeared in all three books.
DC Maggie Jamieson has over time developed a friendship with Moloney but it does seem to be very one-sided, with Moloney not quite wanting the intensity that Jamieson would like. Moloney is quite a closed book where her past is concerned and not some-one that will open up to people. I loved her individuality, her confidence and style, she is quite a mystery.
There is a killer on the loose who is on a mission and the local population is on a sharp decline as he increases his need to achieve perfection while keeping his eyes on the main prize. The chapters that he appears in are disturbing as he definitely sees the scenes in front of him very differently to the true reality. A very memorable character yet one that blends in society without being noticed.
Jamieson is definitely walking a fine line where work ethics and friendship are concerned. Being emotionally involved fuzzes her thinking at times. Just how far will she go?
I really enjoyed this story, I felt connected to how the characters were feeling, even the killer. It also made me think about just how far the ripple of something like this can go, affecting so many lives than just those physically involved.
I wish to thank the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at http://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.