Synopsis: 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?
My Rating: 5/5
My Review: I definitely think this book is a full 5 stars and after the ending of the last book I was keen to get going with this one. The story starts with a body found in a park, facedown and the dead woman bears a shocking similarity to Maggie’s close friend Kate Moloney. Of course this means that Maggie’s interest in this case went up by a millionpercent and you could tell the pressure she was under from the very beginning.
One reason I am giving this the full rating is that the descriptions of the killer and scene settings had me on edge…a LOT! They were so damn creepy and I think this is a true testemant to how good an author Noelle has become. The darkness in this book is a lot more apparent than in the previous two booked giving it a very creepy edge.
There is also a lot of solid police workacross the board as the story progresses and the killer escalates. Along the way the reader slowly discovers things from Kate’s past as well as finally revealing the killer (of which although I suspected I hadn’t workedout the reasoning). Overall a book that had methoroughly absorbed and entertained from start to finish and a series I would highly reccomend.
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.
Dead Inside – her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK is an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.
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