The Shadow Man by Helen Fields
Publishing Date: 2/2/2021
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Rating: 4 Stars
Let’s talk about how much I love thrillers. It is a lot. And Helen Fields is no exception. I have been so lucky to be able to read all of her books early, and it was awesome to pick up a standalone book from her. I enjoyed this one so much, I am going to be reading all of her books again because I will miss her writing since this was her latest book.
This was a dark book. I would not suggest this for the faint of heart or those who do not deal with dark topics. This has kidnapping, murder, and mentions of rape. Please be aware of this before picking up this book.
Seeing the POV of the psychologist, Connie, VS the victims and killer were very interesting. You could see both parts of the story connecting, making you wonder what was going to happen next and how it was all going to end up.
Connie is also not like most people in her field. She has come from America to Scotland, trying to solve the case. She is viewed as an odd American who works in a strange manner to get the job done, making people wonder if she is really okay. She also suffers from a medical condition where she cannot see colors and this alters how she approaches profiling criminals. Seeing who Shadow Man is and his victims is creepy, because I was like, oh no and very nervous. There are some times I was wondering if the evil was going to win, making this book impossible to put down.
This is a strong work from Helen Fields, and I know anyone who enjoys thrillers will want to pick this one up ASAP. Helen Fields is one of the best UK thriller writers I have read to date, and I am eager for more already. She is an automatic read for me, and I think it may be time for a reread of her Perfect Series!
A huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC with a request for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.