Monday, April 12, 2021

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

A notorious serial killer. A dangerous copycat. She’s the only detective who can stop them both. The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson.

A serial killer and his copycat are locked in a violent game of cat and mouse. Can DI Anjelica Henley stop them before it’s too late?

On the day she returns to active duty with the Serial Crimes Unit, Detective Inspector Anjelica Henley is called to a crime scene. Dismembered body parts from two victims have been found by the river.

The modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer, who has spent the past two years behind bars. When he learns that someone is co-opting his grisly signature—the arrangement of victims’ limbs in puzzle-piece shapes—he decides to take matters into his own hands.

As the body count rises, DI Anjelica Henley is faced with an unspeakable new threat. Can she apprehend the copycat killer before Olivier finds a way to get to him first? Or will she herself become the next victim?

Drawing on her experience as a criminal attorney, debut novelist Nadine Matheson delivers the page-turning crime novel of the year. Taut, vivid and addictively sinister, The Jigsaw Man will leave you breathless until the very last page.


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The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Thriller, Procedural
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Anjelica Henley is a detective and has finally come back to work after a horrific ending to a case. But what she isn't quite expecting is her first case back to be almost an exact replica of the case that sent her packing in the first place.

Henley also has a new partner to contend with, a husband who is less than stellar at understanding her job and what it does for her, a boss whom she can't quite seem to let go of, and a psychopathic killer who is obsessed with her.

Henley is complex, but she is also somewhat of a limp noodle when it comes to her personal life. I wish that she were written to have more of a backbone when it came to her husband, whom I absolutely hated. Henley also has good working relationships, but also a side man whom she can't quite seem to shake. Does she love him? Does she love her husband? I would have preferred her to be stronger when it came to telling her husband to take a hike.

Peter Olivier is a fantastic, complex, creepy killer. I loved how this character was written. He was icky without being over the top. Olivier is smart, cunning, and patient. Those are his best attributes. But he's also obsessional and likes to take revenge.

Within this story is a lot going on. New characters, hints at what was before, a game of cat and mouse between two killers and the police, as well as glimpses of the officers' personal lives. And while I enjoyed this story, it was SO DENSE that I almost had to stop reading. There was A LOT of detail, a lot of dialogue, and a lot of description. I think this would have rated higher for me had it not been so long. However, I am looking forward to more from Henley. I want to see if the author resolves Henley's issues, because there are a lot.



Author Bio

NADINE MATHESON is a criminal defense attorney and winner of the City University Crime Writing competition. She lives in London, UK.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Jigsaw Man (An Inspector Anjelica Henley Thriller #1) by Nadine Matheson to read and review.

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