Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten Blog Tour

Today is my turn on the blog tour for "Dead Perfect" by author Noelle Holten.




Book Description:




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?

Author Bio:




Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at 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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For my stop today I have my review, non spoiler as always

Dead PerfectDead Perfect by Noelle Holten
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - in and out over 4 days

Pages - 448

Publisher - One More Chapter

Source - Review copy

Blurb from Goodreads

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 Review

A female body is found in the park, DC Maggie Jamieson is notified and not the only one concerned that this could be their colleague Kate. The blurb lets you know beforehand it isn't but this is only the start and someone has been murdered and dressed to look like Kate, coincidence? no ma'am!

We hear from the killer and get a glimpse into their thoughts/routine. We flip to the investigation and there is a huge focus around the team from a personal point of view. Kate and Maggie's friendship, Maggie's own emotional issues and inner turmoil. The team dynamics, Kate trying to protect Maggie, Maggie trying to protect Kate. I got a bit frustrated by Kate at times with her behaviour, we all have that one pal who is crap with their phone...... Imagine that but with the rage/emotional upheaval trying to juggle work, family/friendship and catch a killer, ooft.

The killer is pretty horrific, what he does to his victims to achieve the living doll gave me the boke! The book pulls you in pretty quick, the opening chapter - if you know what he is using or Google it that is you drawn in and shook. Holten has created characters you invest in and this book, as well as giving you the whole murder/investigation, we get a human feel and more in depth look as some of our fave characters. If you haven't read the previous books (two) you could start here but I would advise going back first as you will be losing a lot of backstory although the book does give some back nods. 4/5 for me this time, so so looking forward to the next in the series, get penning good woman!

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for being part of the blog tour today and for your support. x

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  2. Awww, Lainy - you diamond! LOVE this review and you totally got exactly what I was hoping to achieve between Kate and Maggie - nailed it! Thank you for being a part of the tour!

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