#Book Review – The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

41cxnbhoYTLThe Perfect Victim is the brilliant follow up to Breaking Dead, Corrie Jackson’s debut from 2016.

I first came across this crime series last year and have been waiting for a whole 12 months to read this next book. Was it worth the wait? Yes, it certainly was!

As soon as I started it I knew it was going to be fantastic read. There were so many twists and turns to this and big reveal was just brilliant. It’s fast pace had me flipping the pages so quickly that the time whizzed by and I’d reached the end before I knew it.

Sophie’s latest story centres around the body of a woman found floating in the Thames by a jogger. As she digs and finds out more, she discovers that the dead woman was somehow connected to Charlie Swift, a good friend and work colleague. She can’t believe it and does everything she can to clear his name.

It was so good to get back to reading about Sophie’s exploits on the crime desk, and how she goes about uncovering this latest story. I know she’s a journalist, and they’re not the most liked people on the planet, but I can’t help admire the way Sophie gets people to open up so she can find out more.

She still has her demons to struggle with, particularly the storyline from the first book about her brother. She’s still not sleeping well and drinking too much, all the time trying to hid it from her boss, but she keeps going to help her friend Charlie and his wife Emily.

There are so many interesting themes in this book, re-invention, domestic abuse, secrets, cults and more, that it would make a fantastic book club read.

I thoroughly recommend this series if you enjoy crime reads, especially if you want to be kept guessing.

Thanks so much to The Nudge and Readers First for my copies.

The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson is published on 16th November 2017 by Zaffre Publishing.

I’ve ended up with two copies and will do my first giveaway if there’s enough interest. So please comment if you’d like one. 🙂

21 thoughts on “#Book Review – The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson

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  1. Can it be read as a standalone or would you miss the background on the storyline about her brother that you mention? I love being challenged to guess who it is and I like that she’s a journalist, it makes a nice change from the standard detective angle. I say go for your first giveaway :-)! Great review Nicki!

  2. Sounds like a great read!!!I love reading books from a journalists side of things.
    Have you read The Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Isle? Part true story, part from the view of a lawyer turned author and his fiance is a journalist and has her point of view in there as well. Wonderful story. I love his books.
    Would love to receive a copy but how does that work? Is it an ebook? I would love to know how giveaways work.
    Thanks For the review.

  3. I haven’t heard of this author or this series but I love crime novels set near or surrounding the Thames…reminds me of Sharon Bolton’s books:) This series sounds like a good one to try

  4. Great review! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the book so much. I can’t say I’ve heard of those books before, once the crime/thriller book world opens there’s so much to choose from!

  5. Wonderful review there! I do love the sound of it, especially all the twist and turns. The exploration of some of those themes also gives this book a nice edge. I have to admit I thought it said this was a sequel to Breaking Bad (the TV show) and almost had a heart attack that such a thing could exist!! (HUGE Breaking Bad fan here heheh) 😛

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