The Jigsaw Man – Nadine Matheson

Forever catching up on reviews it seems!

Thanks to Hanover Square for the free early copy in exchange for my honest review

THE JIGSAW MAN – Nadine Matheson (Released March 16th, 2021)

Book Description:

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

When body parts are found on the banks of the River Thames in Deptford, DI Angelica Henley is tasked with finding the killer. Eerie echoes of previous crimes lead Henley to question Peter Olivier, aka The Jigsaw Killer, who is currently serving a life sentence for a series of horrific murders.

When a severed head is delivered to Henley’s home, she realises that the copycat is taking a personal interest in her and that the victims have not been chosen at random.

To catch the killer, Henley must confront her own demons – – and when Olivier escapes from prison, she finds herself up against not one serial killer, but two.

My Thoughts: 4/5 stars

Talk about an incredible start to a new crime fiction series! The second I saw the cover for THE JIGSAW MAN I knew that I needed to read it. Then I read the synopsis and I was sold. A disturbing and sadistic serial killer has been behind bars for a few years, but then bodies start turning up with eerily similar crime scenes with dismembered body parts from multiple victims. It appears Di Angelica Henley has a copycat killer on her hands.

Not only are these gruesome crime scenes, but this new killer seems to have taken a particular interest in Angelica. Are the victims random like they originally thought or is there some connection to Angelica? However, Peter Olivier, the original Jigsaw Killer, is not happy about this new copycat. He is determined to take things into his own hands to find the killer himself, but how will he manage that? The suspense that follows will keep you absolutely glued to the pages. The only reason why I took off a little bit on the rating was because the beginning too a little bit of time to pick up. We get a great set up though and I appreciate what the author was doing to set the scene for us.

If you’re looking for a police procedural with more of the thriller aspects then this is the book for you. We get not one, but two, gruesome serial killers to keep you on the edge of your set. Despite the almost 500 page count it reads surprisingly fast, so don’t let that deter you! I highly recommend this one and I’m anxious to see how the series continues!

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