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Your new addiction starts here: get hooked on the number one best-selling series. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and M. J. Arlidge. 

There's no easy way to die.... 

Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible - engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it's too late. 

But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task.... 

©2017 Helen Fields (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Read it in two sittings. I literally had no choice. A fast and enthralling thriller, pitting a new, very human hero against one of the scariest psychos I've yet encountered in crime fiction." (Sunday Times best seller Paul Finch)

"Without doubt, this is one of the best first detective series I have read." (Woman's Way Magazine)

"Genuinely chilling." (Saga Magazine)

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Book 3 continues a great series

I have read these first three books of the DI Callanach series back-to-back. They are good! I’m glad I discovered this author.

There are two threads in this book and both are very interesting and intriguing. One character uses different names and that was a bit confusing for me at times. Possibly it was because I listened to the audiobook and may have been distracted. Once I got that straightened out things moved along. And DID they move along! Callanach and Ava (now his boss) and their team get involved in suicides, potential suicides, presumed suicides, and, of course, murder. Nonstop action, for sure.

Amidst all that we have Luc’s reunion with his mother which causes its own angst.

The narration was okay. I still think there should be more distinction between characters though.

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Keeps getting better % better!

If you like Scottish & British crime stories
this series is for you, witty, raw, police procedural, suspense, gut emotions & adrenaline.
and Yes....a spot of Tea

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  • Su L
  • 01-30-18

Luc Callenach rides again!!!

Absolutely brilliant!
A real white knuckle ride from start to end!
Thank you Helen Fields!!!

YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS SERIES
Audiblebuddies!!

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  • Buyergalore
  • 02-14-18

Excellent. Recommended

Again the closest thing to, er perfection! Accomplished writing, masterful reading a treasure worth savouring

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  • Latch
  • 03-26-18

PERFECT ENTERTAINMENT!

Part three- and just as thrilling as the first two! Love the complex characters, the burgeoning relationships and strong story lines. Just enough gore but not overly horrific, the storyline shines through. Roll on the fourth!!!

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  • Jo
  • 02-24-20

My new favourite author!

Brilliant police procedure thriller! Will they catch the killer in time? Nice to have both male and female leads. Fantastic narration, all in all, well worth the credit 🤗

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-28-19

Vet another great book by Helen Fields.

After thoroughly enjoying books I and 2 in the series, the only thing left to do is start No3. I just hope there are more to follow. This series of a Scottish crime stories is so refreshing against the multitude of American crime stories on TV and books that just don't compare to good quality British writers. Unless you're a fan of the Janky crime writers, of which I am definitely NOT! I may be bias but for me British is best. A true patriot I guess. Rule Britania 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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  • jk
  • 01-29-19

Another Great Read !!

What a great series, that was the third book in the lives of Ava Turner and the rest of her colleagues. The story was gripping and the narration is spot on.
I am going to get the fourth one now , brilliant!

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  • Miss Ruth
  • 12-31-18

Definitely the best one yet

I'm thoroughly enjoying these, so much more since the narrator was changed after the first book.
I loved this one, best yet, really good character development, really glad to see the journalist back again too.
Will be downloading book 4 when I've submitted this.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-27-20

Wow! Just wow!

So in to these books! The narration and range of character voices is brilliant. Makes the story so much more. I am totally invested and can't wait to hear next book.

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  • Bean
  • 11-29-19

Excellent listen - performance is 5*

Callanach and Lively on great form. And Eva - will they won’t they?!
Robin Laing is superb. Love listening and being lost in the story and completely forgetting that this is one person doing ALL the characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-19

Perfect

Love this Perfect series of books. Great characters. Eagerly looking forward to starting the next in series

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