Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BLOG TOUR - Perfect Girls

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Perfect Girls by Alison James.

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Phoebe. Tiffany. Melissa. They all made one little mistake...

When twenty-five-year-old Phoebe Stiles opens the door to her perfect apartment she doesn’t realise it’s the mistake that will kill her…

The body of the beautiful English girl is discovered months later - dumped behind the back of a department store. But who was the stranger she let into the safety of her home?

As Detective Rachel Prince pieces together the mystery surrounding Phoebe’s death, another young, blonde girl is found brutally murdered and abandoned in the grounds of an old theatre.

In the most dangerous case of her career, Rachel must track down the faceless individual to stop the body count rising. But to uncover the shocking truth, Rachel has to put herself at risk… can she catch the twisted killer, before they catch her?

A gripping page-turner that will have you completely hooked until the utterly jaw-dropping twist. Fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter will love this crime series, featuring unforgettable Detective Rachel Prince. 


Title:  Perfect Girls
Author:  Alison James
Series:  Detective Rachel Prince #3
Genre:  Mystery/Thriller
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:   Kindle ARC
Date Published:   September 18, 2018
No. of Pages:   339
My Rating:  4.5 Stars

Why are young, beautiful women dying? What do they all have in common? It starts with twenty-five-year-old Phoebe Stiles. Little did she know that simply opening her apartment door would result in the end of her life. Phoebe is an English woman living in LA and Detective Rachel Prince of London has gone overseas to work the crime. This case proves to be extremely dangerous to Rachel for many reasons. While Rachel is striving to get to the bottom of things, another woman is found brutally murdered. Can Rachel stop the killer?

In this fast-moving story by Allison James, Rachel will not leave a single stone unturned - even after returning to London to work on other cases. She has a friend of her from Interpol following her leads, but she finds that she just cannot stay away. When Rachel gets a little too close to answers, her very life is in jeopardy, and this is not said lightly.

Perfect Girls is the third book in the Rachel Prince series. While this story serves quite well as a standalone novel, I am quite pleased that I had the opportunity to read and review the first two books. I feel that I got to know Rachel as an individual and as a detective. It was easy to see her compulsive nature when it came to solving these murders. At first Rachel was sent back home to her job as there may not have been an apparent connection to the murders. Rachel strongly believed otherwise. She is treading on very treacherous grounds, however, as the police are certain they have already found the killer.

What a fast-paced and thrilling read! Rachel is on the go, whether in London or in the US, determined to find the true killer. She does so almost at the cost of her own life, thus I was kept on the edge of my seat while reading this book! Maybe she wasn't the wisest of detectives at time with the risks that she took, but still this story held a lot of merit and I am glad that I had the opportunity to read it. This is an excellent series. Allison James is a stunning writer and I definitely look forward to reading book four. It will be quite interesting to see where Rachel's partnership with Mark Brickall goes.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for an honest opinion.


Born in the Cotswolds, Alison spent most of her formative years abroad. She studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after her two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, Alison worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.

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