#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2022
My day six #bookvent selection is one which left me absolutely reeling at it’s conclusion. Never one to shy away from the darker side of crime, this particular author really puts her Detectives through the ringer this time with more than one shocking scene and jaw dropping moment. Emotional, challenging and everything you could want in a crime fiction book and more. I love the Detective duo at the heart of the series, and I love (and hated) where the author took us on this particular journey. My day six choice is …
One For Sorrow by Helen Fields
One for sorrow, two for joy
Edinburgh is gripped by the greatest terror it has ever known: a lone bomber is targeting victims across the city, and no one is safe.
Three for a girl, four for a boy
In their jobs, DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach deal with death every day. But when it becomes clear that every bomb is a trap designed to kill them too, the possibility of facing it themselves starts to feel all too real.
Five for silver, six for gold
With the body count rising daily and the bomber’s methods becoming ever more horrifying, Ava and Luc must race to find out who is behind the attacks – or pay the ultimate price…
Seven for a secret never to be told…
I do not even know how to begin to discuss this book. I absolutely love the Callanach series by Helen Fields and it’s fair to say, that as these books go, this one is one of the most sensational and game changing stories to date. It’s a heady mix, packed with emotion, tension, high stakes action and complete drama from start to finish. As I said in my original review it went rapidly from ‘awww – can’t believe you did that’, progressed to a ‘awww – did you have to do that?’ by the midway point and ended in an almighty ‘OMFG – WHAT DID YOU JUST DO???” Helen Fields is a very naughty writer. There isn’t a wasted moment in this book, each scene is intense, demanding, dramatic and so, so, good. The tone is dark, melancholic, reflective and along with a change in title – the first not to feature the word perfect – and a change in cover design, perhaps the start of something very, very different for our heroes Luc Callanach and Ava Turner. It’s a story in which the truth is revealed to readers – in all its disturbing glory – in slow time, as the Detective battle to understand the motive for the crimes being committed against the city. the more we understand, the deeper we are drawn in and the harder it is to feel detached from hat is happening and why.
And then there is the ending. It was …. I fell asleep thinking about it. Woke up thinking about it. Absolutely needed to find someone who understood and could talk about it. It was one of those books. Absolutely fluffing … Perfect. An absolutely amazing addition to an addictive series.
You can read my full review right here.
Happy #bookvent reading all