Happy Christmas Eve everyone!!  I’m SO excited for tomorrow, and hope you are too.  Today I’m absolutely delighted to be on the blog tour for Dead Perfect, by the lovely Noelle Holten.  This is the third book in the D.C Maggie Jamieson novel and I loved it!

about dead perfect

‘Hugely confident … harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin

‘Kept me hooked’ Angela Marsons

‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole

‘Gritty, dark and chilling’ Mel Sherratt

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?

Published by: One More Chapter on 16th October 2020

Formats available: Paperback & eBook

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US


my thoughts

Noelle has done it again and delivered an absolutely brilliant crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

For once I’m not going to go into the blurb, the official blurb tells you exactly what you need to know and I don’t want to give anything away! I want you to enjoy the storyline for yourself.  What I will say is that we see Maggie develop.  With each book we get to know her a little better and what makes her tick.  Her friendship with Kate is complicated and the developments between them are interesting…..We also see her friendships changing at work, with Maggie coming under more scrutiny and pressure than before.

Maggie as a character is fab.  She’s very determined, and usually keeps others at a distance.  In this we see a slightly different side to her, with her real feelings becoming clear.  We also see her realising how her behaviour may affect others (although this doesn’t stop her at times!).  I love Kate – she’s such an interesting character and I thoroughly enjoyed finding out about her background.

I loved the storyline.  I did have an idea quite early on who the killer might be, but wasn’t entirely sure and there were so many twists throughout that it kept me on my toes.  I had no clue as to why the killer was doing what they were doing, and what their motivation was until later on.  When there’s such a dark and gritty storyline in a book I wonder what’s going on in the author’s head! Where/how do they come up with this stuff?!

I’ve really enjoyed the last two books by Noelle, and this didn’t disappoint.  If you’re looking for a dark, gritty crime thriller with a storyline that will keep you on your toes, then you should check this out.  Great work again Noelle! Highly recommended by me.



about noelle holten

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.

Where to find Noelle online: Newsletter ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Blog FB Page ~ Insta ~ Website ~ Bookbub

follow the tour

Thanks to Sarah for inviting me to the tour, and to Noelle and One More Chapter for gifting me with a copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Have a wonderful Christmas my loves, and I’ll see you all soon!


Chelle x

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