Noelle Holten: Dead Perfect


Today I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Dead Perfect. My review is written with thanks to Sarah Hardy at Book On The Bright Side for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.


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?


After Dead Wrong ended on a massive cliffhanger, I was bursting to get into Dead Perfect and see where Ms Holten would take us. I loved being back with Maggie and her colleagues, including those from different departments who we have seen before in previous instalments, and reading as their relationships grew. The procedural element of the novel is incredibly detailed and I also enjoyed feeling a part of the office politics. 

As the investigation gathers pace, there are chapters from the viewpoint of the killer and boy, is he creepy! I loved the insight into what he was capable of, and it made me desperate to get to the bottom of what was happening. 

Dead Perfect is wonderfully plotted, with lots of little hints placed in the build up to a massively tense finale! By the end, the tension could be cut with a knife and although I was hooked from the beginning, I definitely sat up and began to take more notice! 

In true Holten style, Dead Perfect ends on yet another cliffhanger and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Dead Perfect is available from Amazon.

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