13 Mar 2020


Book Review / Perfect Kill by Helen Fields

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…

Published:     6th February 2020
Publisher:  Avon
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 6, D I Callanach
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


I really enjoyed this story.  Instead of the usual thriller style books that I have been reading recently, this one centres more from the point of the view of the detectives and we follow police procedure and processes etc.  Not that the kidnapping and everything else that is going on wasn't important as that is what the police are looking for but, for me, the most interesting part of this is the police and detective work. 

There is certainly a lot more than what meets the eye with this story.  What starts off as a kidnapping turns into something completely different and a far larger problem than the detectives had originally anticipated including the trafficking of women for the sex trade. 

I am sensing that there is a larger story to this that I haven't picked up as this is book 6 in the series and I haven't read any of the previous novels, but that didn't affect being able to just pick up and read this one as a stand alone but I am definitely intrigued to see what the bigger picture is in this series...