Perfect Remains by by British author Helen Fields, is the 1st novel in her DI Callanach series of police prodecural serial killer thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Avon imprint.
The series is set in Scotland, starring a Detective Inspector formerly from Interpol, settling into a new job in Edinburgh. This is apparently being made free to promote the upcoming 2nd novel, out in July.
This first case pits him against a ruthless killer who abducts victims and leaves dead bodies to be identified in their place, while secretly keeping them alive in anticipation of an even more nefarious fate.
Offered in the UK and selected other countries (excluding North America), available at multiple retailers.
Free for a limited time @ Amazon Kobo, Google Play, iTunes (this appeared to only be free in the UK at all retailers, and in Japan at iTunes, but not anywhere else that I spot-checked, though YMMV for your own locale at assorted stores)
On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing.
In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real Elaine Buxton screams into the darkness…
Detective Inspector Luc Callanach has barely set foot in his new office when Elaine’s missing persons case is escalated to a murder investigation. Having left behind a promising career at Interpol, he’s eager to prove himself to his new team. But Edinburgh, he discovers, is a long way from Lyon, and Elaine’s killer has covered his tracks with meticulous care.
It’s not long before another successful woman is abducted from her doorstep, and Callanach finds himself in a race against the clock. Or so he believes … The real fate of the women will prove more twisted than he could have ever imagined.
Fans of Angela Marson, Mark Billingham and M. J. Aldridge will be gripped by this chilling journey into the mind of a troubled killer.