Tuesday Intro

So technically, I started this book last week but it is really good and so I thought I’d share a bit through, First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Thank you to Yvonne, from Socrates’ Book Reviews who hosts this meme. As a reminder this is your chance to post a bit from a book that you are reading or planning to read.

“Detective Inspector Anjelica Henley looked back at the mid-terraced house with freshly painted blue door. She wondered, not for the first time, what it said about there that she was happier dealing with rapists and murderers than her own husband. She checked her reflection in the rear-view mirror. She had rushed out too quickly and hand’t had a chance to cover up the small scar on her right cheek and the dark circles under her eyes…

… Trainee Detective Constable Salim Ramouter was standing on the other side of the tape, a short distance from the crowd. He was dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and tie and Henley could see the shine bouncing off his black shoes. He was new to the team, though not new to the force, and he still looked ‘fresh’ and untouched by the reality that would soon come with being a detective on the streets of London.”

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson.

DI Anjelica Henley has just returned to active duty to the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU) after being on desk duty after her encounter with Serial Killer, Peter Olivier, AKA the Jigsaw Man. She didn’t expect to be sidelined on her first day back on the job by a having a new trainee and much less another violent case which bears a strong resemblance to the Jigsaw Man case. Is this a case of a copy cat?

I’ve mentioned that I haven’t been reading a lot of thrillers lately but this one really caught my attention. I love London settings and I like that we have a strong woman as the main character and she’s in charge of showing the trainee the ropes.

That’s not to say Anjelica doesn’t have her share of demons to contend with but the more I’m reading the book, the more I’m enjoying these two officers whose main goal is to put a killer away.

So what do you think, would you pick this one up?

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