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Summary

The second in the terrifying DI Callanach crime series.

In the midst of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker. The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a Dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woolen scarf.

DI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach have no motive and no leads - until around the city, graffitied on buildings, words appear describing each victim.

It's only when they realise the words are appearing before rather than after the murders that they understand the killer is announcing his next victim...and the more innocent the better.

©2017 Helen Fields (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Must read! With nail-biting twists at every turn, [ Perfect Remains] will have readers gripped from start to finish." ( Closer)
"Read it in two sittings. I literally had no choice. A fast and enthralling thriller, pitting a new, very human hero against one of the scariest psychos I've yet encountered in crime fiction." ( Sunday Times best seller Paul Finch)
"Without doubt, this is one of the best first detective series I have read." ( Woman's Way Magazine)

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Very different and totally absorbing

I enjoyed the 1st book in this series, but this surpassed it, in every sense. The narration was fantastic, differentiating between accents dialects and the male female voices so that it was all so well understood. I hope that there will be a 3rd not too far away.

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brilliant

Need to fund mire books by this author she's good watch out Steven king

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Excellent performance

This is another excellent novel by Helen Fields featuring her very admirable police detectives. This was made even better by the excellent performance of the narrator Robin Laing. I think he is the best reader I have heard on the many audio books I have listened to.

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compelling read

This is an excellent story which leaves the reader wanting more. The narrative stands alone even though it is a follow on in a series. the performance was very strong. I can't wait for the next one!

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  • 23-08-17

Another excellent thriller by Helen Fields

I really enjoyed this, the reader held his characterisations very well, and the French accent was not overplayed. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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Excellent New Series

I've just finished this, the second book featuring DI Callanach and am massively impressed with Helen Field's writing. The narrators too have been excellent. I loved the first book and enjoyed this one even more: twisting plots, red herrings, characters I can genuinely care about - and some I can genuinely loathe! Though a bit gory for me at times, that is part of the genre and very well written. I hope Ms Fields continues with these well-crafted and interesting characters, including Tripp, Salter, Lively, et al, as well as the two excellent leads and I look forward to reading more in the future.

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fabulous

loved it. little subtle clues, a line hear and there. fabulous story, great naration. more please.

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Grisly but gripping!

After the first book I couldn't wait for this - and I wasn't disappointed! The story, although grim, was gripping. The characters rounded and enthralling. And I'm certain that the chemistry between Luc & Ava has to explode soon! Super audio book, thanks also to the narrator.

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Good story, bad accent!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book apart from the dreadful 'French' accent! DI Callanach sounds more oriental than french (I live in France) and it was irritating. It's a shame because I find the storyline gripping and the characters interesting but the accent definitely detracted from a 5* rating.

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Put together well...

Firstly, I think the narration of this is considerably better than the last DI Callanach novel.

Secondly, although it relies on some pretty unlikely events, it does so in a manner that avoids being irritating, and the book is entertaining throughout.

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