Perfect Silence by Helen Fields
Published by Avon
Helen Fields is back with her fourth novel featuring Detective Inspector Callanach. Here's the blurb to give you a clue as to what it's all about...
When silence falls, who will hear their cries?
The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouette of a doll carved in the victim’s skin.
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby.
After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again. Can they stop another victim from being silenced forever – or is it already too late?
And if that wasn't enough, here's an exclusive extract from the book....
Detective Inspector Luc Callanach brought his car to a halt on
the verge of Torduff Road. A pair of curious horses watched
passively over a six-bar gate as blue fl ashing lights destroyed
the early morning peace. Pulling a hoodie over his t-shirt, he
checked the time. Five thirty in the morning. The crime scene
investigators were in the process of erecting floodlights
around the scene to make up for the lack of sunlight. The
weak October rays wouldn’t touch the ground until six thirty
at the earliest. DCI Ava Turner pulled her car up behind his
and climbed out in sports gear that had already seen a work
out that morning.
‘Do you never sleep?’ he asked, as they fell into step together.
‘Is it a French thing, using a question as a greeting? Because
in Scotland we tend to say hello first. Surely you’ve been here
long enough to know that by now. What do we know about
the victim?’ she replied, rubbing her hands together furiously.
‘I haven’t seen her yet,’ he said, peeling off his gloves and
handing them to Ava. ‘Put those on, it’s freezing out here. It’s
quite a long way up the lane. The route’s long and narrow,
heading south towards the reservoir, so the squad have sealed
off a full mile section. Scenes of Crime are already getting started.
I gather it’s a single victim, young adult female.’
Ava showed a uniformed officer her identification as they
ducked under yellow tape. ‘The usual pathologist, Ailsa Lambert,
is on leave at the moment, so who’s looking after the body?’
Perfect Silence is out right now in paperback and kindle editions. Sleep well and don't have nightmares!
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