Synopsis of Perfect Crime
Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead. Found at the bottom of a cliff, DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed…
As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides roll in: a woman found dead in a bath; a man violently electrocuted. But these are carefully curated deaths – nothing like the impulsive suicide attempts they’ve been made out to be.
Little do Callanach and Turner know how close their perpetrator is as, across Edinburgh, a violent and psychopathic killer gains more confidence with every life he takes…
Perfect Crime is the 5th book in the Luc Callanach Series
Synopsis taken from Amazon
Review of Perfect Crime – Helen Fields
Good novel, as the previous ones.
Luc Callanach and Ava Turner investigate a series of murders disguised as suicides. The murderer interacts with the victims to gain their trust and then he takes advantage of their weaknesses to feign suicides.
Actually, in the story, there are two series of crimes: the supposed suicides and the murders of two elderly people, both related to Callanach’s past.
In fact, Callanach is even considered a suspect of these two murders at some point, since it appears that someone is trying to incriminate him. If we take a deeper look into the details and, especially, if we know Callanach’s past, told in past novels, we can guess, with a certain degree of security, who is taking out the elderly people and why.
Regarding the suicides, even though there are several candidates, I guessed the culprit right away. Still, the interest is kept up.
Perfect Crime, as the other ones, it’s a very entertaining novel, well-written, and with good characters. Correct course and open ending regarding the relationship between Luc and his boss, Ava.
It’s a pity it’s not been translated into Spanish.
I recommend it.