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Maggie Jameison was back in a book which was taut with suspense where the killer played too close to home. Author Noelle Holten raised the stakes in this book when she made the killer bold as brass, taunting Maggie with his kills.
Maggie was called to investigate a murder where the body was made to resemble her friend and colleague, Kate. Fear gripped and she opened up her home for Kate’s protection.
A darn good police procedural where Maggie’s determination shone through. Her loyalty and dedication and love for her friends brought out the clear facets of her character. Though book 3 in the series and can be read as a standalone, reading it in series would add to the pleasure.
The writing was clear and uncanny in its plot line with a killer who loved to stay one step ahead. Character were etched well as seen from the first book where the relationships that Maggie had felt real. There was genuine caring from her.
Twists were woven in, false leads turned me to a different direction. There was a vibe of cat and mouse games happening in the entire book. A few things niggled me, the main being the way her boss declared body to be Kate’s without really identifying it. But the rest was enjoyable. Easy to guess the killer. I wanted to see if I was right.
Overall, a solid investigation with a hardworking main characters, twists and relationships made this an enjoyable read.
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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?
Publication Date: October 2020
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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