About The Book
He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying.
Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.
Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he’s been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home. But what Bart doesn’t yet know is that he’s now heading for France where his unspeakable fate is already sealed…
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland.
With so many lives at stake, they face an impossible task – but there’s no option of failure when Bart and so many others will soon be dead…
With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. Perfect Kill is the latest book in the wonderful series that features Ava and Luc. I was looking forward to seeing how their relationship would continue after the events from the previous book. Their situation is probably helped by their enforced separation due to work. Luc is back in Paris, facing up to some demons from his past as well as working and Ava in Edinburgh.
The cases are grim and compelling, both concern human trafficking but for completely different reasons. It was impossible to decide which was the most upsetting, especially when the victims had their own voice. This isn’t a novel where you just see the police activity. You get to know victims and perpetrators from both cases.
There are also parts that show the more compassionate side to Ada, her concern for her close friend Natasha is touching. Even though they both tease each other you could see how much they meant to each other. And there is also humour, especially regarding Swift, the officer who soon earns himself a nickname.
As is usual, I still have earlier books from the series to read which I do hope to get to soon. And I am looking forward to what this author writes next.