The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson is a marvellous, exciting contemporary crime murder suspense. It was totally gripping and consumed me from the start.
The novel concerns a copycat killer who grabs both the readers and the police’s attention. Nadine Matheson has very cleverly constructed and executed her plotline. It was intricate and well thought out. I completely lost myself within the novel – getting up in the morning believing I needed to check the progress on the Jigsaw Man! I had convinced myself the case was real!
I found the characters within the law enforcement to be realistic and likable. The leading lady was thorough in her job and tenacious as she kept going in spite of suffering from PTSD. The scene where she dissolved into tears made her easy to relate to.
There was an eclectic mix of shady characters as the London underworld came to life.
The descriptive narrative enabled the reader to ‘walk’ through some rather gruesome crime scenes as well as the murky docklands.
I am hoping that this book is just the first in a series following Inspector Henley and her team as I feel there are more crimes out there for them to solve.
Nadine Matheson is a new name to me and I think she will be big in crime fiction. I certainly cannot wait to read more by her.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.