Perfect Bones by A. J . Waines

 

Perfect Bones by A.J. Waines
EXCERPT: ‘…(she) said my work was derivative and passe – but now she’ll become part of one of my pieces. Some sort of poetic justice, don’t you think?’ (The) mouth curled into a smug grin. ‘…her flesh will rot, but she’ll forever have perfect bones.’

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Is the killer on the loose…or standing right beside you?

When art student, Aiden Blake, witnesses a gruesome attack on a London towpath, the police need him to identify the assailant without delay. But there’s a problem: refusing to leave his canal boat and traumatised by the shock, Aiden is rendered mute by the horror of the event and can’t speak to anyone.

In a desperate bid to gain vital information before Aiden’s memories fade, The Met call in Clinical Psychologist and trauma expert, Dr Samantha Willerby, giving her only seven days to get a result. When Aiden finally starts to communicate through his art, however, the images he produces are not what anyone expects and before Sam can make sense of them, another murder takes place.

With her professional skills stretched to the limit and the clock ticking, Sam strives to track down a killer who is as clever as she is – someone who always manages to stay one step ahead.

MY THOUGHTS: I liked Perfect Bones by A. J. Waines, but I didn’t love it. There was one thing that niggled at me the whole time I was reading. . . and that was the time frame, the seven days to produce results, and the fact that Sam had to drop all her other cases to work exclusively with Aiden, and yet she has plenty of time to do other things. . . But putting that aside, this is a well crafted murder mystery, though I don’t honestly believe it to be a ‘psychological thriller’, even if the perpetrator is insane. It just doesn’t have that ‘cat and mouse’ feel to it.

A good read, but not a great read. And yes, I will definitely read more by this author, including more of this series. Although this is book 3 in the series, it reads well as a stand-alone.

😊😊😊.5

THE AUTHOR: AJ Waines writes Psychological Thrillers with *nearly half-a-million* copies sold worldwide. She’s a #1 Bestselling Author: GIRL ON A TRAIN topped the full UK and Australian Kindle Charts in 2015 & 2016.

Formerly a Psychotherapist for fifteen years, she has worked with ex-offenders from high-security institutions, giving her a rare insight into abnormal psychology. She is fascinated by secrets and lies, crimes of passion, devious motives and anything hidden under floorboards.

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Bookouture via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Perfect Bones by A. J. Waines for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

Please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com for an explanation of my rating system. This review and others are also published on my Goodreads.com page https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2575355410
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Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

3 thoughts on “Perfect Bones by A. J . Waines”

  1. Nice review Sandy. This is one I want to read as well. The timelines in books often force me to suspend a certain amount of belief, this sounds like one of those. I think they all have more than 24 hours in their days.

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