Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten

A murdered woman…

When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she’s dealing with no ordinary killer. The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else. Someone Maggie knows all too well…her close friend Dr Kate Moloney.

A determined detective…

Maggie is determined to keep her friend safe, but with Kate already struggling with a threatening stalker, Maggie now fears Kate’s life is in real danger. Who else would want to harm Kate and why else would the killer be turning his victims into exact replicas – his living dolls?

Can Maggie find the depraved killer? Or will Kate become his next living doll?

My Review:

I was so excited to get the chance to read and review this book! After being left with such a cliffhanger at the end of book two in this series, I could not wait for the next one.

As usual, you are just pulled straight into the story and totally gripped until the end. Thank goodness I read this during a weekend, as I couldn’t put it down.

It’s difficult to even describe what an amazing author Noelle is. She has the ability to create atmosphere, plot and characters that feel so real, even though the subject matter can be quite harrowing and gritty.

I really like Maggie as a character, and we get to know her a bit more in this book, and see a glimpse of her vulnerabilities as well as her strengths.

The plot is both shocking and addictive, and the pace builds up until its conclusion. It’s a truly gripping read.

If you haven’t read the other books in the series I’d recommend that you do. They can be read as standalone books, but it’s much better to experience them all.

If you love a fast-paced and gripping, but also chilling thriller, with strong and authentic characters, you’ll be completely hooked on this book. Highly recommended.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About the Author:
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, author-stalking and sharing the booklove via her blog.
Dead Inside is her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK, an international kindle bestseller and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.
Connect with Noelle on Social Media here:
Twitter: (@nholten40)
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Instagram: @crimebookjunkie


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