Author: Noelle Holten
Publication Date: October 16, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Dead Perfect is a great mystery thriller. I really enjoyed it.

Dead Perfect is the third book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. I was able to understand the whole book without feeling like I was missing out. There were references to past cases, which I obviously didn’t know about. This didn’t affect how much I enjoyed the book. If you are going to read the whole series I would recommend reading in order.

DC Maggie Jamieson is trying to solve the case of a murdered woman. Could this be related to her frien Kate’s stalker? Is this a serial killer?

Dead Perfect starts out with a dead woman’s body being found. This really sets the tone of the book that there will be a lot going on. The whole book is about trying to solve this case and other cases that come up for Maggie. Dead Perfect had me hooked from the beginning.

I loved the characters. My biggest fear for starting a mystery series in the middle is I feel like I don’t get to know the characters. This was not the case at all with Dead Perfect. I had a really easy time getting to know the characters and developed strong opinions about the characters. Some of these opinions changed throughout the book as the characters changed.

I was very invested in this story and could not wait to find out who the killer was which wasn’t revealed until practically the end. I had a feeling about who the killer was but was way off on all my guesses on why.

Dead Perfect is told from the perspectives of Maggie, Kate and the killer. This was very interesting to me and gave a unique perspective to the story.

I recommend Dead Perfect for anyone that likes mystery thrillers.

Thank you NetGalley and One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK for Dead Perfect.

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 was 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 / Killer Reads/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

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