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.
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.