Review: His Perfect Crime by Alex Sigmore

Publisher Description:

FBI Special Agent Emily Slate is no stranger to tragedy. After losing her husband three months ago, then botching the biggest case of her career, she’s barely escaped a full suspension. Determined to get her life back on track or die trying, she takes a seemingly impossible case in hopes she can turn her fortunes around.

But as Emily arrives in the small Virginia mountain town and dives into the mystery, she discovers the remains of a woman, buried, with her eyes sewn shut. As she peels away the layers of the complex case, Emily realizes that a disturbing mind lurks in the shadows, and it’s only a matter of time before they strike again.

While Emily puts all of her skills to the test in solving the case, she doesn’t realize that the evil forces she hopes to stop now have her in their sights. She’s stumbled on something far larger and more treacherous than she could have ever realized, and if she’s not careful, she’ll be the next body to end up in a box.

Thrilling Reads Review

HIS PERFECT CRIME is a fast-paced thriller and a compelling series opener for the Emily Slate series from Alex Sigmore.

The author taps into the classic rivalry between the FBI and local law enforcement, adding a zestful dimension to the narrative. One of the best parts though is the characterization. You can’t help but get attached to these well-crafted characters. The dynamic duo of Special Agent Emily Slate and Detective Liam Coll makes for a captivating read.

The story centers around FBI Special Agent Emily Slate who arrives in a small Virginia mountain town to investigate the murder of a woman found with her eyes sewn shut. The mystery is enjoyable and it’s a solid police procedural that fans of these tropes (like me) will enjoy.

The book ends in a cliffhanger which I’m not a fan of, but the author won’t leave you hanging for long, since there are now 11 books in this series which just started with this book in July of 2022. So you can move on to the next book right away despite the cliffhanger.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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