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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 alr 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?


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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 alr 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?

30 review for Dead Perfect

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sumit RK

    This is the third in the DC Maggie Jamieson series. Dead Perfect is the third book in the series but can be read as a standalone. It refers to a previously solved case at times but I could understand the story without missing anything significant. 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 Maggie’s friend, Dr. Kate Moloney. Also, Kate’s life is being This is the third in the DC Maggie Jamieson series. Dead Perfect is the third book in the series but can be read as a standalone. It refers to a previously solved case at times but I could understand the story without missing anything significant. 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 Maggie’s friend, Dr. Kate Moloney. Also, Kate’s life is being threatened by a stalker. Maggie soon realizes that Kate’s life is in real danger. Can Maggie find the depraved killer? This is a dark and creepy thriller full of twists and suspense. It is a police procedural for most parts, but the story often takes a dark turn. I love Noelle's writing style, she keeps her readers engrossed, so much that you never see the twists coming. The writing is crisp and clear and the character were all developed. Though I missed most of Maggie’s character development from the previous books, she didn’t feel like a stranger to me. This book manages to add layers with personal tracks of the main characters but it’s still better paced than most police procedurals. I particularly enjoyed the characters in this novel, the lead character Maggie Jamieson, her friendship with Kate, as well as the feelings she has for her friend. . Holten manages to get into the psyche of the killer which gave an authentic edge to the story. Maggie is a straight talker, no-nonsense personality, and professional but not cold, in fact quite passionate. With an added level of personal interest in the case, the stakes are even higher for her. I loved a look at Maggie’s personal life as well as in her working one. The author makes you feel involved with the characters and care about them. Overall, Dead Perfect is a good police procedural novel with some very good characters. It’s a fast-paced read that's full of twists and surprises. If you enjoy police procedurals, you will enjoy this one. Many thanks to the publishers HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, and Netgalley for the ARC.  

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    Just so you know, right after I’ve finished this review I’m going to make myself sit in the corner & think about what I’ve done. Yup, I’m throwing in the towel & marking this one as LTS….life’s too short. Unfortunately, we’re parting ways & I don’t feel it’s fair to give a star rating if I don’t finish the book. So here’s the thing. Each of us has preferences or pet peeves that make us either grab a book or refuse to touch it with a barge pole. It can be a genre, writing style or character trope Just so you know, right after I’ve finished this review I’m going to make myself sit in the corner & think about what I’ve done. Yup, I’m throwing in the towel & marking this one as LTS….life’s too short. Unfortunately, we’re parting ways & I don’t feel it’s fair to give a star rating if I don’t finish the book. So here’s the thing. Each of us has preferences or pet peeves that make us either grab a book or refuse to touch it with a barge pole. It can be a genre, writing style or character trope. I get hung up on credibility. Doesn’t matter if it’s sci-fi or historical fiction, I have to believe the character would do & say what’s ascribed to them. And in this case, I’m afraid I just couldn’t get there. The MC is DC Maggie Jamieson (this is book #3 but the first I’ve read which may have been part of the problem so that’s on me), a 10+ year veteran at the Stafford police station. If that statistic had not been included, I would have guessed she was a young & green DC. Discrepancies in the narrative began early in the story. Briefly, Maggie’s colleague & “close friend” Dr. Kate Moloney has a stalker which was established in the previous book. In the first few pages here, Maggie’s boss DS Nathan Wright leaves her a message that a body has been found & “Sounds just like your friend, Dr. Moloney. I’m so sorry, Maggie”. Um…what? At that point all they knew was the body was female, lying face down. Don’t police wait until they have ID? Nathan may want to work on his grasp of procedure as well as his communication skills. Also, it made me wonder if Maggie would have been allowed to participate in the investigation. I made it to 35% & by then there were just too many gaps in continuity & procedure for me to move forward. Maggie freely admits her personal feelings can cloud her judgement (although she’s furious when a colleague suggests this is the case) & this is borne out by emotional outbursts & obsessive thinking, especially where the good doctor is concerned. Kate is described as a close friend but I felt no connection between the 2 characters & their dialogue is somewhat stilted in places. The killer is easily spotted early on & when I checked the ending to make sure, I found out the book ends on a cliffhanger. And don’t get me started on having a character, repeatedly described as intelligent, make TDTL decisions. There are other examples but I don’t want to risk spoilers. I read a lot of books in this particular genre & there was nothing particularly new here for me. But if the many glowing reviews on Goodreads are any indication, I’m happy to say it’s ending up in the right hands. If you’ve liked the previous books, obviously you & Maggie have bonded & no doubt you’ll love this as well. Also, I think those who don’t read a lot of police procedurals would enjoy these characters & their dramatic interactions. So this was simply a mismatch & I’m truly grateful for the chance to try a new series. But as a friend of mine says, if you’re reading for pleasure & it starts to feel like homework, it’s time to move on. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a chair in the corner with my name on it 😔

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ceecee

    3-4 stars This is the third in the DC Maggie Jamieson series. When a body is found in a local park that bears an uncanny resemblance to Dr Kate Moloney, Maggie finds herself immersed in a dangerous stalker case that puts her colleague and friend Kate’s life in grave danger. First of all the case is very dark and has a lot of creepy elements as the killer follows rituals and has specific signatures which creates tension in this fast paced and twisty plot. I like the profiling elements and the ref 3-4 stars This is the third in the DC Maggie Jamieson series. When a body is found in a local park that bears an uncanny resemblance to Dr Kate Moloney, Maggie finds herself immersed in a dangerous stalker case that puts her colleague and friend Kate’s life in grave danger. First of all the case is very dark and has a lot of creepy elements as the killer follows rituals and has specific signatures which creates tension in this fast paced and twisty plot. I like the profiling elements and the references to famous serial killer cases grabs the attention. A lot of chapters end on cliffhangers which is good as it makes you want to read on and see where it leads. The ending is excellent and I’m all in for number four! I can’t say I especially like the abrasive Maggie Jamieson but she’s definitely one you would want on your side and she is unrelenting in pursuing the truth. However, I identified the killer very early on which is always a bit of a let down when it’s so obvious. I also think it’s unlikely that Maggie would be allowed to be involved in a case that involves a friend and why isn’t Kate put in a safe house immediately???? Despite the above reservations this is an enjoyable read and has more positives than negatives. With thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK/One More Chapter for the ARC.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jessica | JustReadingJess

    Dead Perfect is a great mystery thriller. I really enjoyed it. Dead Perfect is the third book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. I was able to understand the whole book without feeling like I was missing out. Dead Perfect starts out with a dead woman’s body being found. This really sets the tone of the book that there will be a lot going on. The whole book is about trying to solve this case and other cases that come up for Maggie. Dead Perfect had me hooked from the beginning. Thank Dead Perfect is a great mystery thriller. I really enjoyed it. Dead Perfect is the third book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. I was able to understand the whole book without feeling like I was missing out. Dead Perfect starts out with a dead woman’s body being found. This really sets the tone of the book that there will be a lot going on. The whole book is about trying to solve this case and other cases that come up for Maggie. Dead Perfect had me hooked from the beginning. Thank you NetGalley and One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK for Dead Perfect. Full Review: https://justreadingjess.wordpress.com...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mandy White (mandylovestoread)

    Dead Perfect is the 3rd book featuring DC Maggie Jamieson and I strongly suggest reading these books in order. I think you would miss too much if you don’t. I really like Maggie’s character and her work ethics and loyalty to those close to her. I would want her in my corner if I was in trouble. This one picks up exactly where Dead Wrong finished, with a woman being found in a park who beats an uncanny resemblance to Maggie’s friend and colleague Kate. Kate’s stalker is ramping up and Maggie is de Dead Perfect is the 3rd book featuring DC Maggie Jamieson and I strongly suggest reading these books in order. I think you would miss too much if you don’t. I really like Maggie’s character and her work ethics and loyalty to those close to her. I would want her in my corner if I was in trouble. This one picks up exactly where Dead Wrong finished, with a woman being found in a park who beats an uncanny resemblance to Maggie’s friend and colleague Kate. Kate’s stalker is ramping up and Maggie is determined to stop him, while keeping her friend safe. Easier said than done, this killer is clever and sneaky and Kate is a very independent woman. It is a cat and mouse chase til the very end. Thanks to Harper Collins UK for my advanced copy of this book to read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Berit☀️✨

    A dark and creepy tale. This is the third book in Noelle Holten’s DC Maggie Jameson series; and I’d have to say the BEST YET! I also have to say Noelle you’re starting to scare me a little, what’s going on in that brain of yours? The book picks up right where the last book ended. A dead body is discovered that bares an uncanny resemblance to one of Maggie‘s friends. relieved to find out it was not her friend, but concerned that this is no coincidence Maggie puts her all into the case. but as the A dark and creepy tale. This is the third book in Noelle Holten’s DC Maggie Jameson series; and I’d have to say the BEST YET! I also have to say Noelle you’re starting to scare me a little, what’s going on in that brain of yours? The book picks up right where the last book ended. A dead body is discovered that bares an uncanny resemblance to one of Maggie‘s friends. relieved to find out it was not her friend, but concerned that this is no coincidence Maggie puts her all into the case. but as the bodies start falling it looks as though the killer is escalating. What is his end game and is Kate the true prize. A twisted and disturbing Game of cat and mouse. I could not figure out what the killer was playing at, I just knew he was one screwed up person. Maggie showed a little more emotion in this book. She generally keeps others and the reader at arms distance but it was nice to see a little more about her in this book. it was also nice to see some diversity with Maggie coming to terms with her sexuality. I am not certain they would’ve kept Maggie on this case, I thought it was a bit of a conflict of interest, but hey it’s fiction. The investigation was intriguing and even though I read quite a few reviews that said the culprit was revealed early I truly had no idea who it was. And more than that I was very surprised by his motivation, not sure I’ve ever seen things play out like this before. another electric installment in this compelling series. *** Big thank you to One More Chapter for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dash fan

    5☆ Pacy, Twisty, Engrossing, Tense, Eerie & Suspenseful...The Perfect Crime Thriller! Dead Perfect is an eerie, gripping, suspenseful, thrilling and tense crime thriller that from the first few pages I knew I was in for a treat. It's not often you get a serial killer on the lose that is intent on turning his victims into looking like someone else. A replica Doll like version of someone very familiar to DC Jamieson. Each victim just the starters leading up to the main attraction. But DC Maggie Jamies 5☆ Pacy, Twisty, Engrossing, Tense, Eerie & Suspenseful...The Perfect Crime Thriller! Dead Perfect is an eerie, gripping, suspenseful, thrilling and tense crime thriller that from the first few pages I knew I was in for a treat. It's not often you get a serial killer on the lose that is intent on turning his victims into looking like someone else. A replica Doll like version of someone very familiar to DC Jamieson. Each victim just the starters leading up to the main attraction. But DC Maggie Jamieson is beginning to wonder if these victims are somehow connected to her friend and colleague Dr Kate Moloney. So far she is safe, but for how long? Someone has already been stalking her.... what if she's next?... what if she is the main event? But can Maggie catch the killer before he gets to Kate? Or is there more to this case than meets the eye! A race against time, but who wins. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dead Perfect. I love Noelle's writing style, she has this way of drawing her readers deep into the thick of the plot, then embroiling them into the investigation side which was brilliantly plotted. Once again Noelle Holten has written an absolute gem! It's twisty, fast paced, gripping, tense, with a race against the clock, cat and mouse thriller that had me on tender hooks till the very end! If you haven't yet had the pleasure of reading Noelle Holten's books then I highly recommend reading this Enthralling Crime Thriller. Thank you to Sarah at BOTBS Tours for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily. You can Find this Review and all my Other Reviews on My Blog :- https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/2020/1...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Pat (not getting friend updates currently)

    3.5 stars. A woman is found dead in a local park. DC Maggie Jamieson is a bit freaked out as the victim bears an uncanny resemblance to her friend and colleague, forensic psychologist Kate Moloney. Another victim is soon found also resembling Kate. The case is very strange as there are no marks on the women except some bruising around the eyes from a crude attempt to lobotomise them. Who would do such a thing? And why? Meanwhile Kate has been receiving disturbing notes that suggest she has a stal 3.5 stars. A woman is found dead in a local park. DC Maggie Jamieson is a bit freaked out as the victim bears an uncanny resemblance to her friend and colleague, forensic psychologist Kate Moloney. Another victim is soon found also resembling Kate. The case is very strange as there are no marks on the women except some bruising around the eyes from a crude attempt to lobotomise them. Who would do such a thing? And why? Meanwhile Kate has been receiving disturbing notes that suggest she has a stalker. When similar notes on identical black paper are found at the victim’s homes Maggie realises that the killer and Kate’s stalker are the same person. Her fear for Kate skyrockets but she can’t talk freely to her about the case so there’s a lot of tip-toeing around as Maggie does what she can to ensure Kate’s safety. But will it be enough? Naturally things spiral out of control and get very suspenseful and fraught. This is the third book in a series and I think it might have helped if I had read the earlier books. As it was I didn’t feel much connection to the characters. Also, rather unfortunately, I suspected who the killer was quite early which spoiled some of the suspense for me. Nevertheless this was a very good police procedural that ticked a lot of boxes and didn’t have any gruesomeness or other trigger items. Many thanks to Netgalley, HarperCollins UK and Noelle Holten for providing a copy. My opinions are my own.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Maggie is back in this the 3rd book in the series, on balance I would say it is better to have read the first 2 as there is a lot of things ‘gone on before’ ( although a stand alone read is possible ) This time we have a serial killer/stalker on the loose and their main objective it seems is to kidnap Maggie’s friend and colleague Kate It is a whodunit and the book is based on various characters and who it may be ( with plenty of red herrings ) plus police procedural and as with the first 2 books Maggie is back in this the 3rd book in the series, on balance I would say it is better to have read the first 2 as there is a lot of things ‘gone on before’ ( although a stand alone read is possible ) This time we have a serial killer/stalker on the loose and their main objective it seems is to kidnap Maggie’s friend and colleague Kate It is a whodunit and the book is based on various characters and who it may be ( with plenty of red herrings ) plus police procedural and as with the first 2 books this was not boring ( as I find can be ) but engaging and with the authors obvious knowledge of ‘what goes on’ re Probation and other services there is always a good insight into these departments I liked the inclusion of the risks of Social Media in the story and although only a small part was enlightening and I also liked the inclusion of Maggies emotions re her sexuality and her feelings on this The story was quick to progress and no ‘stale chapters’ as the action pretty much started immediately until the conclusion ( I did guess who it was but that didnt matter to me as I am never 100% sure and feel pleased when am right 😁) My worry is Maggie, she was fiesty now she is abrupt and often rude, aggressive even in her dealings with everyone and this didn’t build on my ‘liking her’ from the first 2 books, I hope she loses a bit of that when she is in back in Book 4, which judging by the ending looks to be another great thriller on its way 8/10 4 Stars

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gary

    I have been meaning to read this series for awhile and  have finally took the plunge with book 3 in the series. I enjoyed it so much I have already purchased the other two books. I had no problem reading this as a standalone although there were back stories that have occurred in previous books that were easy enough to follow so didn't hinder my enjoyment. That said I do prefer to read book series in order to maximise my understanding and enjoyment. I particularly  enjoyed the characters in this no I have been meaning to read this series for awhile and  have finally took the plunge with book 3 in the series. I enjoyed it so much I have already purchased the other two books. I had no problem reading this as a standalone although there were back stories that have occurred in previous books that were easy enough to follow so didn't hinder my enjoyment. That said I do prefer to read book series in order to maximise my understanding and enjoyment. I particularly  enjoyed the characters in this novel, the lead character Maggie Jamieson is a no nonsense DC who doesn't suffer fools gladly and the love hate relationship with the female reporter was a big plus. A good police procedural novel with some very good characters that gives a lot of promise for an entertaining series. I am now looking forward to the other two books in the series. I would like to thank Netgalley, Harper Collins and One more chapter for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    The Coycaterpillar Reads

    Thanks to Sarah Hardy at Books on the Brightside for a place on the blog tour and for a copy of the book. As always it’s a pleasure to be involved. Some authors just punch you right in the feels and Noelle Holton just keeps on living up to that reputation with every book she releases. When the invitation to join the blog tour for the next DC Maggie Jamieson adverture, Dead Perfect, landed in my email inbox, there was no chance I was going to pass up on it. Reading Dead Perfect was like meeting up Thanks to Sarah Hardy at Books on the Brightside for a place on the blog tour and for a copy of the book. As always it’s a pleasure to be involved. Some authors just punch you right in the feels and Noelle Holton just keeps on living up to that reputation with every book she releases. When the invitation to join the blog tour for the next DC Maggie Jamieson adverture, Dead Perfect, landed in my email inbox, there was no chance I was going to pass up on it. Reading Dead Perfect was like meeting up with a best friend that you haven’t seen in months and it’s comforting to know that Holton will ease you through the story with grace because she is one author that knows exactly what she is doing. Maggie Jamieson has been around the block a few times. A few knocks and dents on her confidence hasn’t stopped her from turning up and getting the job done. When we meet her for the third time, she’s out of her mind with worry – a body has turned up in a park and the resemblance to her friend, Dr Kate Moloney is quite frankly, uncanny. Maggie’s mind is on red alert – Dr Moloney has been targeted by stalker, is it possible that they could have gone rouge and killed someone? Maggie’s worried but that certainly doesn’t mean her mind is off the game, quite the opposite. She’s determined and her attention to detail is sharper than ever. Dead Perfect doesn’t hesitate on delving into the dark and depraved and Maggie Jamieson is more than equipped at dealing with this type of person. She has skills that goes over and above what she has been taught by the police. She can solve riddles and puzzles with a laterally universal mind. Regular people just can’t keep up with her detective prowress. She can often appear aloof to some of her work colleagues, but I genuinely believe she is just a super intense but confident female that just has her whole being set on catching the bad guy. The case in Dead Perfect is personal and harrowing for Maggie but that makes her determined to divert the course that our delightful serial killer seems focussed on making a reality. The integration of multiple different departments working alongside the main investigating team is a nice realistic touch and I’d be surprised to find an author that knows more about the criminal mind and processes of policing than Noelle Holton. She certainly knows just how to weave a web of brutal and broken psyches. It’s a known fact that I’m an avid reader of mostly British crime so sometimes it can become jaded and forced through until its completion but that’s not how Holton plays the game. The research is authentic, we have a storyline with genuine, hard graft and legwork, misdirection and suspects that need cracking. We have the rare human side displayed in crime and we see emotions taking over for both Maggie and Kate and we, as readers, are reminded of the stark reality that these are human beings that we are reading about. They feel and bleed, just like us. Dead Perfect just proves why Noelle Holton is quickly becoming the queen of British crime. The prose contained is simply incandescent and she has created characters that will stay with you long after the book has concluded. She exudes a visceral skill for storytelling.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Louise Wilson

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 DC Maggie Jamieson #3 A young womans body is found in a park. She has been disfigured and her outfit has been changed to make her look like someone else. Someone DC Maggie Jamieson knows only too well, her close friend Dr Kate Moloney. Maggie will do anything to keep her friend safe. Kate is already struggling with a threatening stalker. Maggie fears Katie's life is in real danger. This is a fast paced read that's full of twists and suspense. I did guess early on who the v 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 DC Maggie Jamieson #3 A young womans body is found in a park. She has been disfigured and her outfit has been changed to make her look like someone else. Someone DC Maggie Jamieson knows only too well, her close friend Dr Kate Moloney. Maggie will do anything to keep her friend safe. Kate is already struggling with a threatening stalker. Maggie fears Katie's life is in real danger. This is a fast paced read that's full of twists and suspense. I did guess early on who the villian was. The lengths he goes to to catch his victim is quite disturbineg. There were parts of the story that were utterly unbelievable. Overall, this is an interesting read with a cliffhangers at the end. I would like to thank #NetGalley, #HarperCollinsUK #OneMoreChapter and the author #NoelleHolten for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Zoé-lee O'farrell

    Strewth what an ending! What a story! What a book! I love being back with Maggie and the team, although it’s not her team. Nathan is the boss man and I loved the change of dynamics between the two, plus how it is not Maggie in charge in the story. Following on from the shocks in book 2 Dead Wrong, it all got cranked up a complete notch in Dead Perfect. When it’s one of your own in trouble, things just get real! Dead Perfect is a book that will keep you hooked, Noelle’s writing is an enticing one. Strewth what an ending! What a story! What a book! I love being back with Maggie and the team, although it’s not her team. Nathan is the boss man and I loved the change of dynamics between the two, plus how it is not Maggie in charge in the story. Following on from the shocks in book 2 Dead Wrong, it all got cranked up a complete notch in Dead Perfect. When it’s one of your own in trouble, things just get real! Dead Perfect is a book that will keep you hooked, Noelle’s writing is an enticing one. She keeps you enthralled with her words, she kept me thinking about the book when I couldn’t read it. I was itching to get back to it when I wasn’t reading it! I never like to talk about the story, but this was a story I never expect. It was shocking and cruel but with an innocence about it and I have never read anything like this before! It was so creative and fresh and I enjoyed it, although I probably shouldn’t have!! Packing a punch the entire way through, it goes without saying that Noelle took the wind out of me with the end! I am now having to wait for book 4 – which is April!!!!! I love this series! I love Maggie, although she doesn’t always get it right, she is a woman who is fiercely loyal and wears her heart on her sleeve. I did feel for her in this book, but as the saying goes, as one door closes another opens. In this case, it is such a tease! I can’t wait for the next chapter in this series, I know whatever comes for Maggie and the Team, Noelle will make sure that it’s a journey no one will forget!

  14. 4 out of 5

    The Cats’ Mother

    Dead Perfect is the third book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series set in Staffordshire. This one picks up where the previous one left us on a cliffhanger, but it is a new case so you could easily get into this without having read the previous ones - there are ongoing relationships between the characters and this plot began in that book with Kate being stalked, but you get enough backstory for this to make sense. Overall this was a rather formulaic and predictable serial killer/police procedural wh Dead Perfect is the third book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series set in Staffordshire. This one picks up where the previous one left us on a cliffhanger, but it is a new case so you could easily get into this without having read the previous ones - there are ongoing relationships between the characters and this plot began in that book with Kate being stalked, but you get enough backstory for this to make sense. Overall this was a rather formulaic and predictable serial killer/police procedural which was easy to read but doesn’t bring anything new to a very overcrowded genre. Having just been informed that her friend and secret crush, forensic psychologist Dr Kate Moloney, may have been found dead in a park, Maggie rushes to the scene, and is both relieved to discover that it’s not her, but horrified to learn that the victim has had her appearance changed to ressemble Kate. Letters found in the young woman’s home are identical to those that Kate has been receiving, indicating that the killer must be her stalker. Desperate to keep her friend close, Maggie persuades her to move into her house, and hopes that they might become more than friends. Can Maggie keep her safe while stopping the killer from taking someone else instead - and how does he manage to stay one step ahead of the police? Unfortunately I didn’t like Maggie as a character - she’s impulsive, arrogant and egotistical, can’t take criticism and has no idea about professional boundaries. As with the last book, it makes no sense to me that she would be virtually leading a serial killer investigation - no matter how understaffed they are, such cases are rare and they just wouldn’t leave someone so junior in charge, especially when they know about her connection to the likely next target. Also don’t get me started on the implausibility of a detective being involved in three serial killer cases within a couple of years, even if they were all very different in nature. Kate also frustrated me with her careless disregard for her own safety even when she knows she’s at risk. My other big issue was that I guessed who the killer within the first 10% of the book - although not his motivation. I kept hoping to be proved wrong, but alas it was just too obvious. On the plus side, Holten writes well, and this book was better paced than the last one, building to a tense race to save a major character - although is the outcome ever really in doubt? It ends on another cliffhanger although as before this serves to lead into the next book rather than leaving this story incomplete so it didn’t bother me as much as some reviewers. I found the parts where Maggie catches up with her friends in the Probation Service the most interesting, probably because this is the author’s background so she’s on firmer ground in that area. This was not overly gruesome although what the perpetrator does to his victims is pretty awful. This time there were two cats for me to worry about but fortunately neither is threatened this time. I think anyone who enjoyed the last book will like this just as much, especially if you haven’t already read too much British Crime Fiction. Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC which allowed me to give an honest review, although the formatting was very disappointing with no breaks between chapters which often made the narrative hard to follow. I’m sure this will be corrected for the final version. Dead Perfect is published today.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Robin Loves Reading

    DC Maggie Jamieson is frantic when approaching a crime scene. As she tries to get a hold of herself, Maggie tries to prepare for the fact that the body might be someone she really cares about, her close friend Dr. Kate Moloney. Is the body Kate's? What of the stalker Kate has had for awhile now? Maggie thinks that the stalker has finally made his mark. Instead, as the body is turned over from her back, Maggie is more than relieved but a bit confused when she discovers that the body is not Kate's. DC Maggie Jamieson is frantic when approaching a crime scene. As she tries to get a hold of herself, Maggie tries to prepare for the fact that the body might be someone she really cares about, her close friend Dr. Kate Moloney. Is the body Kate's? What of the stalker Kate has had for awhile now? Maggie thinks that the stalker has finally made his mark. Instead, as the body is turned over from her back, Maggie is more than relieved but a bit confused when she discovers that the body is not Kate's. Why does she resemble her? When Maggie does reach Kate, she tries not to scare her, but tells her that the stalker is almost definitely a murder. It certainly cannot be coincidence that the staged body resembles Kate. Living dolls. That is how the police - and the killer - are referring to the victims. And, yes, I say victims in plural because more dead bodies abound, and Maggie does her darnedest to stop the killer and to keep Kate safe. Meanwhile, Maggie must contend for her growing feeling for Kate. Well! 5 Stars go to this fantastic book by Noelle Holten!! Just read it in one sitting. The tension level is incredibly high as Maggie and her team race against time to find the killer. Meanwhile, Maggie has some issues she is facing, and that does well to help to understand her as a character. Since I read the first two books in the series, and will be reading all future books, I love being able to feel for a character. A note to readers of this book and series. While this book could be read as a standalone novel, it begins exactly where the previous book, Dead Wrong, left off, which continued where the first book in the series, Dead Inside, left off. Thus, this book, Dead Perfect, leaving readers with a hanging scene, will no doubt leave readers for the fourth book in the series. Well done! Many thanks to Harper Impulse and Killer Reads and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lou

    Dead Perfect is the third instalment in the DC Maggie Jamieson Thriller series and is undoubtedly the most gruesome and grisly of the series yet. It isn't necessary to have read the preceding instalments before diving into this one as each has a self-contained plot and enough backstory is given about Maggie and the peripheral characters to bring new readers up to speed. The book begins with two teenagers discovering a body in the local park, and when Maggie is called in to investigate she is roc Dead Perfect is the third instalment in the DC Maggie Jamieson Thriller series and is undoubtedly the most gruesome and grisly of the series yet. It isn't necessary to have read the preceding instalments before diving into this one as each has a self-contained plot and enough backstory is given about Maggie and the peripheral characters to bring new readers up to speed. The book begins with two teenagers discovering a body in the local park, and when Maggie is called in to investigate she is rocked to her core; the victim is the spitting image of one of her closest friends, Dr Kate Moloney. The crime scene sends the fear of God into her as she wonders if someone is trying to mess with her, and if so, why? She soon comes to the realisation that the victim has been dressed in a completely different style to what she would have normally worn; the girl has been decked out in Goth chic by the perpetrator and this somehow reminds Maggie that Kate is currently being stalked by a creepy guy who repeatedly sends her unwanted, anonymous gifts and bizarre letters. Maggie, being a veteran detective of over a decade, believes the real target is her best friend, Kate, and as a result switches the investigation into high gear. This is a riveting, disturbing and truly gritty read from a writer who really understands the mind, psychology and behaviours of warped individuals having worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering cases of domestic violence and abuse and who also has a Masters in Criminology. This helps make the plot feel pleasingly authentic and more hard-hitting. Maggie, however, becomes a little too big for her boots in this instalment and she is quite angry and often unable to keep her emotions in check which is very odd for someone carrying out important police work. Usually, it would be a conflict of interest to be the lead investigator on a case you feel is related to a friend, but Maggie is reluctant to hand it over to someone who could be a little more level headed and less motivated by emotion. It will be interesting to see exactly where her personality heads on the upcoming episodes as at least she's not stereotypical of every other protagonist Detective. It's well written, intelligently plotted and full of twists and turns with red herrings galore. If you enjoyed the previous two books this one is even more gripping. Highly recommended. Many thanks to One More Chapter for an ARC.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shalini

    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 dedicati 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.

  18. 5 out of 5

    M.A. Comley

    I love this series. I read this book over the weekend, couldn't get enough of it as it was such a gripping read. Thank you to Noelle for giving me an ARC this time round. :-) DC Maggie Jamieson is in two minds whether to attend a crime scene or night, fearing it might be her close friend Dr Kate Maloney who has been stalked for a while. When the victim's true identity is learnt Maggie's shocked to find that there is more than an uncanny resemblance to Kate, thankfully it wasn't her though. Howeve I love this series. I read this book over the weekend, couldn't get enough of it as it was such a gripping read. Thank you to Noelle for giving me an ARC this time round. :-) DC Maggie Jamieson is in two minds whether to attend a crime scene or night, fearing it might be her close friend Dr Kate Maloney who has been stalked for a while. When the victim's true identity is learnt Maggie's shocked to find that there is more than an uncanny resemblance to Kate, thankfully it wasn't her though. However, throughout the novel Kate lives her life in fear with a murderer on the loose. More bodies show up, again resembling Kate. It's up to Maggie and her team to sift through the clues to uncover who the killer is and more importantly what his motive is for killing the women. I love the insight Noelle gives to the procedure side of things, having worked for the probation service for over twenty years. Can't wait to read Moore, each book is getting better and better in this gripping, tension-filled series. Highly recommended.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    Where do I start? This book has it all. Murder, stalking, personality clashes, flirting…. As with Dead Wrong, I picked up the story where its predecessor left off and in this book’s case, with a dead body. This (what I think) is a rather unique factor that Holten has developed leaves you wanting for the next book. Oh boy, I couldn’t wait for Dead Perfect – leaving me with a dead body of what appears to be a main character is a killer hook!! I can’t tell you how relieved I was to read the first fe Where do I start? This book has it all. Murder, stalking, personality clashes, flirting…. As with Dead Wrong, I picked up the story where its predecessor left off and in this book’s case, with a dead body. This (what I think) is a rather unique factor that Holten has developed leaves you wanting for the next book. Oh boy, I couldn’t wait for Dead Perfect – leaving me with a dead body of what appears to be a main character is a killer hook!! I can’t tell you how relieved I was to read the first few chapters and find out the doctor has survived this … but would she survive Dead Perfect?? I was on tenterhooks throughout. Why was this lunatic stalking Kate? Why was he making other look just like her?? This crazed individual really got my nerves on edge. But the chapters dedicated to this slightly unhinged person seem so calm and I got the impression this was normal for him … so why did I get the impression he was delusional in a major way??! This third novel from Holten definitely hits all the right buttons for this crime fiction fan. The twists and the turns kept me guessing from beginning to end … Maggie Jamieson is a character I want to keep appearing on my kindle again and again… Dead Perfect is a sterling addition to this series!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    DC Maggie Jameson is called to the body of a female who resembles her friend Kate. This book picks up right from the last page of the previous one and it packs a punch. The characters are brilliant and come to life fantastically. Maggie is a tortured soul but not a whiny female. I love Noelle’s writing and can’t wait for the next instalment. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for this arc in exchange for my honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vickie

    Okay, so it’s really 2.5 first of all. This is part of a series and although it can be read as a standalone, reading the books in order will make the dynamics between the characters make more sense. This is a police procedural featuring DC Maggie Jamieson who is determined to solve a series of serial killings that may have her friend Dr. Kate Moloney as the ultimate target. This was a really creepy book, with the victims made to resemble Kate and Kate being stalked before the killings even begin Okay, so it’s really 2.5 first of all. This is part of a series and although it can be read as a standalone, reading the books in order will make the dynamics between the characters make more sense. This is a police procedural featuring DC Maggie Jamieson who is determined to solve a series of serial killings that may have her friend Dr. Kate Moloney as the ultimate target. This was a really creepy book, with the victims made to resemble Kate and Kate being stalked before the killings even begin. Maggie is abrasive, bordering on rude at times. But that characteristic didn’t bother me since I knew that she was fighting a murderer who was targeting Kate. The book was tense and fast-paced and an okay read. What I did not like was that the ending left you hanging (just as the previous books did), so that you will want to read the next one in the series. I also did not like the burgeoning relationship between Maggie and Kate. Not a fan of same-sex relationships messing up what I would consider a decent police procedural. Once that aspect is introduced, my rating drops because I don’t want authors to sneak this in. That is just a side note but an important one to me. Again, this book is better as part of the series, but fans of police procedurals will be able to follow along with the current action without any problems. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

  22. 4 out of 5

    Robyn

    I have been highly anticipating reading Dead Perfect, the third book in the Maggie Jamieson series by Noelle Holten, since the jaw dropping cliffhanger ending in the second book in the series. I went in completely blind! I did not want to read a synopsis or look at any reviews for this book. I wanted to be surprised. What happened to Kate Moloney? Suffice it to say, I blew out a sigh of relief within the first couple of opening chapters. But, with a serial stalker hot on Kate’s tail, Maggie will I have been highly anticipating reading Dead Perfect, the third book in the Maggie Jamieson series by Noelle Holten, since the jaw dropping cliffhanger ending in the second book in the series. I went in completely blind! I did not want to read a synopsis or look at any reviews for this book. I wanted to be surprised. What happened to Kate Moloney? Suffice it to say, I blew out a sigh of relief within the first couple of opening chapters. But, with a serial stalker hot on Kate’s tail, Maggie will do anything to make sure her friend stays safe. Will Maggie succeed in capturing the perpetrator before he gets his devious little hands on Kate? The one thing Noelle Holten does a great job in is keeping her readers hooked right from the beginning and that prologue, OMG, that last line “Practice makes perfect,” just gave me the chills. I knew right then and there this was going to be one sick mofo. All I kept thinking was, “is he doing what I think he is doing?” Okay, I don’t think I have ever seen that happen in a book before and I loved it and it was absolutely genius! Maggie is one again the star of this book. She is badass, smart, confident, and determined. This determination makes her a fierce contender who will do everything to catch the bad guy while making sure her friend stays safe. This time, it is personal for Maggie. Here is where we also explore not just Maggie’s friendship with Kate, but also the feelings she has for her friend as well. Their dynamic is complicated but also progresses throughout the series which is nice to see. This story is pretty dark and the perpetrator is a nasty one as well as extremely creepy. The short chapters featuring the killer/stalker are indeed very eerie and set the tone for this book. Another thing that really sets this entire series is the deep background into policing and this is one thing that Holten excels at and sets her apart from other writers in crime fiction. I love reading about the different departments and the connection between them all and how they relate to the story. Although the book can be read as a standalone, I would probably suggest starting right from the beginning as each book really builds up each of the characters and you will also get some of the backstory as well on some of the characters who are in this book as well. The ending once again sets the scene for the next book in the series and leaves you wanting more while you wait in anticipation for the fourth book in the series. ANother 5 star read from me and one I highly recommend

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lainy

    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 alrea 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!

  24. 5 out of 5

    peggy

    The third book in the series and in my opinion the best one yet. I love the characters of Maggie and Kate. Maggie really loses it in this book, you do not want to cross this lady which includes her boss and those she loves. This time it is personal. The killer was terrifying and what he did to his victims left me with chills. A real page turner which had me reading late into the night. I had to finish it. Yes this book is that good. Another fantastic five star read from this author. A gripping a The third book in the series and in my opinion the best one yet. I love the characters of Maggie and Kate. Maggie really loses it in this book, you do not want to cross this lady which includes her boss and those she loves. This time it is personal. The killer was terrifying and what he did to his victims left me with chills. A real page turner which had me reading late into the night. I had to finish it. Yes this book is that good. Another fantastic five star read from this author. A gripping and must read series. Looking forward to reading more about Maggie and what she gets upto next. A very happy reader. Thanks to HarperCollins UK and One More Chapter and Netgalley for the ARC in return for giving an honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    M. [storme reads a lot]

    Alright, this is the third book in the series. Hence, there will be missing information. However, I feel like thrillers should also be able to stand on their own minus a few minor things you miss out on. But this one apparently picks up like right after the second one, and it would be best to read them in order. I just wish more books could also be standalones because I want this story, not the whole lot that accompanies them sometimes. I think this book was pretty good, but I don’t know how rea Alright, this is the third book in the series. Hence, there will be missing information. However, I feel like thrillers should also be able to stand on their own minus a few minor things you miss out on. But this one apparently picks up like right after the second one, and it would be best to read them in order. I just wish more books could also be standalones because I want this story, not the whole lot that accompanies them sometimes. I think this book was pretty good, but I don’t know how realistic it is. Maggie seems to have a lot of trauma going on, and she handles her cases in her own manner. Is this just who she is or did something happen? I would love to know the background of this, since it is not even reiterated in the books and I am just left to be a little lost and confused. I think maybe this book works best for those who want all the books, and not just one story. Once again at the ending, it is clear there will be another book. Good for those invested in Maggie, but I was a little meh since I wasn’t sure if I will be reading anymore of these books. Thank you OMC and NetGalley for the ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nicki

    Continuing on from the shocking conclusion of the previous book Dead Wrong,we follow Maggie and Nathan as they race to the location of a woman's dead body. We read,with bated breath as Maggie approaches and enters the crime scene tent, does the body belong to Maggie's friend Kate? we wait and then..... the enormous feeling of relief when we and Maggie discover that it's not Kate but some other unfortunate woman who has been murdered by someone who is obviously very twisted and disturbed. Someone Continuing on from the shocking conclusion of the previous book Dead Wrong,we follow Maggie and Nathan as they race to the location of a woman's dead body. We read,with bated breath as Maggie approaches and enters the crime scene tent, does the body belong to Maggie's friend Kate? we wait and then..... the enormous feeling of relief when we and Maggie discover that it's not Kate but some other unfortunate woman who has been murdered by someone who is obviously very twisted and disturbed. Someone who, for reasons known only to themselves has altered the victims appearance so that they look exactly like Kate. It's obvious to Maggie that Kate's life is in grave danger, could the killer be the same person who was stalking Kate in the previous book? Had the police been mistaken when they hadn't taken Kate's statements seriously? Unfortunately, the lack of concern for victims of stalking is a very realistic scenario. There have been real life cases where victims have reported their stalkers to the police, their stalker has been interviewed and been so cunning, manipulative and convincing that the police have believed that they are innocent and actually charged the victim with wasting police time. The Stalker then goes on to murder the victim, the police release the usual lessons will be learned statement and everyone apart from the victims loved one carry on living their lives as if nothing had happened. Maggie and the team find themselves in a desperate race against time to uncover the the identity of a cunning killer before he gets the opportunity to capture the object of his desire. But Maggie's close friendship with Kate and her fears over her friends safety are affecting Maggie's objectivity and her ability to do her job to the best of her abilities. Plus there appears to be a atmosphere between Maggie and Nathan who normally have a close working relationship. Then the team find themselves under pressure when details of the investigation start being leaked to the press. With a air of suspicion that had a aroma that is worse than the aroma of the horrible station coffee hanging around the office,the last thing that Maggie needs is to be contacted by a irritating person from her past. Someone who caused her a lot of problems during one of Maggie's previous cases. So who is the living doll killer? Why was he so obsessed with Kate? Will Maggie be able to keeper friend safe and uncover the killer's identity or will Kate become the killer's latest living doll? OMg,this fantastic series just gets better with each new addition. Like the previous two books Dead Inside and Dead Wrong, Dead Perfect is a extremely well written police procedural but I think that with this, the third book in the series, the author has excelled herself. This is a tightly plotted, page turner that keeps the reader glued to their kindle and frantically turning the pages. The killer was seriously sinister and twisted and the way that the author came up with his name was ingenious. I mean, how many people would think of connecting a hit song by the living legend Cliff Richard and the crimes of a notorious American serial killer. This series has a incredible cast of recurring characters, people that the reader enjoys getting to know and spending their reading time with. The stories are intelligently written and very informative, the author uses her background in the probation service to its full capacity. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this incredible series to readers who enjoy reading dark and gritty thrillers and can't wait to find out what the author has in store for Maggie in book 4.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Robertson

    There aren’t many series that I have on my “must read” list nowadays but this one featuring Maggie Jamieson is one that features very highly and is one of the best around at the moment. If you’ve never read any before then don’t worry, Dead Perfect can be easily read as a standalone book but I guarantee you’ll be hooked after reading it and want to go back and catch up on the relationships that have been built upon in the previous two books. Maggie is called upon to investigate a case that is a l There aren’t many series that I have on my “must read” list nowadays but this one featuring Maggie Jamieson is one that features very highly and is one of the best around at the moment. If you’ve never read any before then don’t worry, Dead Perfect can be easily read as a standalone book but I guarantee you’ll be hooked after reading it and want to go back and catch up on the relationships that have been built upon in the previous two books. Maggie is called upon to investigate a case that is a little too close to home for her. The body of a young girl is found and she’s been dressed to resemble Maggies friend and colleague Dr Kate Maloney. She had been turned into a “living doll” before her death and Maggie is determined to catch the killer. Kate is still struggling with her stalker-could this be who is targeting young women who look like her? Don’t be fooled into thinking you will know the answer as this is Noelle Holtens most twisted and disturbing crime thriller so far! This has to be my favourite book so far in the DC Maggie Jamieson series! I read it in one session as I physically couldn’t leave it alone! Noelle Holten has managed to “beat the blogger” 3 times now as I find it absolutely impossible to work out who the murderer is and why in her books! And I love that! She builds the perfect tension by slowly building her storyline and introducing a cast of carefully crafted characters for us to study before hitting us right between the eyes with the most powerful denouement as she brings all her threads to a shocking conclusion. Dead Perfect is a brilliantly written book that has been well researched by an author who knows their subject matter better than most! If you love the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons then this is a must buy for you. Highly recommended by me!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lel Budge

    Maggie Jameson is back! When Kate Maloney finds out a killer is dressing his victims to look like her, she’s worried to say the least. When she starts to receive letters and gifts, her friend, Maggie, insists she stays with her….until they catch the perpetrator. Who is Kate’s stalker and can Maggie keep her friend safe? Dead Perfect is a proper thriller, with twists and turns to keep your heart racing. A police procedural with a creepy edge. A Perfect read. Thank you to Book On The Bright Side for t Maggie Jameson is back! When Kate Maloney finds out a killer is dressing his victims to look like her, she’s worried to say the least. When she starts to receive letters and gifts, her friend, Maggie, insists she stays with her….until they catch the perpetrator. Who is Kate’s stalker and can Maggie keep her friend safe? Dead Perfect is a proper thriller, with twists and turns to keep your heart racing. A police procedural with a creepy edge. A Perfect read. Thank you to Book On The Bright Side for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of Dead Perfect.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Julie Lacey

    Another brilliant read in the Maggie Jamieson series. After the cliff hanger at the end of the second book I was keen to read this one to find out what happened next. Kate Moloney wonders why people are relieved to see her and when she sees Maggie she finds out why. The killer is dressing his victims to look like Kate - but why? Maggie persuades Kate to stay with her as the letters and gifts she’s received indicate the killer is after her. Another body is found, again dressed to look like Kate an Another brilliant read in the Maggie Jamieson series. After the cliff hanger at the end of the second book I was keen to read this one to find out what happened next. Kate Moloney wonders why people are relieved to see her and when she sees Maggie she finds out why. The killer is dressing his victims to look like Kate - but why? Maggie persuades Kate to stay with her as the letters and gifts she’s received indicate the killer is after her. Another body is found, again dressed to look like Kate and she starts to become more worried. It’s a tricky case to solve for the team with not many leads and so frustrations are running high. We get an insight into the killer’s mind and it’s clear he’s not a well man. The story builds to a breath taking conclusion and I loved it! A gripping crime thriller that I highly recommend. Thanks to Harper Collins UK, One More Chapter and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ellie Midwood

    Wow, this was a disturbing read in the best sense of the word! “Dead Perfect” was such a riveting read, I read it literally in one sitting as I just had to find out who’s the creepy stalker that is obsessed with Dr. Kate Moloney and who seems to be firmly set on creating a perfect living doll to keep as a companion. What started with anonymous “presents” (for the lack of a better word, as they were as disturbing as they get) soon escalated to a dangerous cat and mouse chase with Kate at the cent Wow, this was a disturbing read in the best sense of the word! “Dead Perfect” was such a riveting read, I read it literally in one sitting as I just had to find out who’s the creepy stalker that is obsessed with Dr. Kate Moloney and who seems to be firmly set on creating a perfect living doll to keep as a companion. What started with anonymous “presents” (for the lack of a better word, as they were as disturbing as they get) soon escalated to a dangerous cat and mouse chase with Kate at the center. Will DC Maggie Jamieson get to the bottom of things and save her friend and colleague from the stalker or will she be too late? You’ll need to read it to find out. Dark, haunting, and impossible to put down, “Dead Perfect” is a must-read for the lovers of suspense. Five huge stars!

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