Book Review: Perfect Prey (D.I. Callanach #2) by Helen Fields

“There will be blood…”

The second book in the D.I. Callanach series by Helen Fields, Perfect Prey sees DI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach take on a new case after a charity worker is sliced across the stomach in the midst of a rock festival. But in a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker. The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woollen scarf. Luc and Ava have no motive and no leads – until around the city, graffitied on buildings, words appear describing each victim. It’s only when they realise the words are appearing before rather than after the murders, that they understand the killer is announcing his next victim. And the more innocent, the better.


After reading Perfect Remains a few weeks ago, I was very eager to read more about Luc and Ava and Perfect Prey did not let me down. There’s more great chemistry, more brilliant investigative work, and there’s most definitely more blood.

The crimes at the centre of this story are gory, the chase to find the culprit is gripping, and I especially enjoyed all of the developing relationships. Ava and Luc have many obstacles in their way in this instalment but their adoration for each other powers through and I can’t wait to see what mystery they have to solve next.

I didn’t think I needed a new series in my life but this one has quickly topped my most anticipated and I have a feeling that I’m going to fly through it.

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