Book Review: One For Sorrow (D.I. Callanach #7) by Helen Fields

“One for sorrow, two for joy
Three for a girl, four for a boy
Five for silver, six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told…”

The seventh book in Helen FieldsD.I. Callanach series, One For Sorrow sees Edinburgh gripped by the greatest terror it has ever known. A lone bomber is targeting victims across the city and no one is safe.

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach face death every day – and not just the deaths of the people being taken hostage by the killer. When it becomes clear that with every tip-off they are walking into a trap designed to kill them too, Ava and Luc know that finding the truth could mean paying the ultimate price. But with the threat – and body count – rising daily, and no clue as to who’s behind it, neither Ava nor Luc know whether they will live long enough to tell the tale…


Having read this entire series this year, I couldn’t wait to get to this [current] final instalment. And as my second favourite book in the series, One For Sorrow does definitely not disappoint in its intensity, character development, or shocking crimes.

A fast-paced and exhilarating read, One For Sorrow is an action-packed and tense thriller that will have your heart absolutely racing, for more reasons than one.

The investigation is absolutely gripping. And although I thought I knew who was behind the crimes as two equally fascinating narratives are brought together, but the final twists really pulled on my heartstrings and got me thinking.

I think some of the ending felt a tad rushed, but I didn’t expect any of it to be as compelling as it was. I wouldn’t recommend reading this one as a standalone as I think you need to know Luc and Ava quite well to get the full impact of this one, but it’s definitely a series that you need to get into if you haven’t already!

And after that ending, I need another instalment NOW! Please say there’s one coming soon!

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