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Perfect Remains: A DI Callanach Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

The first in a nail-shredding new crime series. Fans of M. J. Arlidge will be gripped from start to finish.

On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing.

In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real Elaine Buxton screams into the darkness.

Detective Inspector Luc Callanach has barely set foot in his new office when Elaine's missing persons case is escalated to a murder investigation. Having left behind a promising career at Interpol, he's eager to prove himself to his new team. But Edinburgh, he discovers, is a long way from Lyon, and Elaine's killer has covered his tracks with meticulous care.

It's not long before another successful woman is abducted from her doorstep, and Callanach finds himself in a race against the clock. Or so he believes.... The real fate of the women will prove more twisted than he could have ever imagined.

Fans of Angela Marson, Mark Billingham and M. J. Aldridge will be gripped by this chilling journey into the mind of a troubled killer.

©2017 Helen Fields (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Superbly written and performed"

    I loved this grizzly crime thriller which excited and horrified me in equal measure. The killer brilliantly imagined and the detective has a unique angle which was thoroughly entertaining. If you like thrillers such as The Fall and The Killing, you'll love this.

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    A good story that kept me interested BUT the French detective inspector was turned in to inspector clouseau by the narrator or a character from allo allo the tv series. Found myself laughing when it was supposed to be a serious storyline .

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    well written story. plot unfolded in stages loved the way the different characters intereacted. Hope there's more to come.

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    I don't think I'm particularly squeamish when It comes to murder mysteries, but this was too
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    Once you get past the accents the narration of the story is good and well paced as is the story itself.

    French/Scottish Interpol agent Luc(ke) Callanach takes a position in the Edinburgh Police department.

    His first action is to instigate an enquiry outside his jurisdiction. This makes him slightly unpopular.

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    Perfect choice of narrator for this heart-stopping psychological thriller.

    The characters are superbly written & you feel every twist of their journey.



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