Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten – review.


A murdered woman…

When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she’s dealing with no ordinary killer.  The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else.  Someone Maggie knows all too well…her close friend Dr Kate Moloney.

A determined detective…

Maggie is determined to keep her friend safe, but with Kate already struggling with a threatening stalker, Maggie now fears Kate’s life is in real danger.  Who else would want to harm Kate and why else would the killer be turning his victims into exact replicas – his living dolls? 

Can Maggie find the depraved killer? Or will Kate become his next living doll?

About the author

Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering cases of domestic violence and abuse. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology.

Dead Inside is her debut novel and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

My thoughts

Wow! This is stalker, thriller killer at its finest! Noelle Holten does it again with her third book in the DC Maggie Jamieson series. Tension flows through this book in a way that kept me turning those pages in order to find out who the killer was.

I’ll mention the killer next. This is some warped stuff and I loved the imagination that went into creating this character. It’s compelling reading. Throw in the threat to one of the team, you have this fear constantly bubbling away.

It’s a fast read too. Once you start, it’s hard to put down. I enjoyed the familiar faces that reappeared in this book. Not only Maggie’s direct police team, but Lucy and Kate.

Maggie is so loveable too. I was hugely rooting for her to come up with the goods. ‘Dead Perfect’ is an exciting police procedural thriller and not one to be missed. The tone is set perfectly. I loved the descriptions of the area and enjoyed the creepiness of it all. Fantastic stuff!

Thanks for reading!

Why not check out one of my other reviews? Maybe you’ll find your perfect read.

The Perfect Liar by Beverley Harvey – review.

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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3 Responses to Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten – review.

  1. Pingback: She Lies Alone by Laura Wolfe – review. | Carla Kovach – Author

  2. Thank you so much, Carla! 🥰

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