The Jigsaw Man
‘The Jigsaw Man ranks amongst the very best debut thrillers – we’re talking top-ten territory here – I’ve read this past decade… It evokes, vibrantly and indelibly, a world I’ve never even glimpsed, much less entered – neither in literature nor in life… Matheson’s voice is exciting, urgent… and, now more than ever, vital’ A.J. Finn
‘This modern and multi-layered take on the high-octane thriller keeps the pages turning’ Oprah Daily
‘This book is gruesomely good’ Lesley Kara, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour
‘A spellbinding game of cat and mouse . . . with chilling echoes of Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs’ Daily Mail
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There's a serial killer on the loose.
When bodies start washing up along the banks of the River Thames, DI Henley fears it is the work of Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer. But it can’t be him; Olivier is already behind bars, and Henley was the one who put him there.
The race is on before more bodies are found.
She’d hoped she’d never have to see his face again, but Henley knows Olivier might be the best chance they have at stopping the copycat killer. But when Olivier learns of the new murders, helping Henley is the last thing on his mind . . .
Will it take a killer to catch the killer?
Now all bets are off, and the race is on to catch the killer before the body count rises. But who will get there first – Henley, or the Jigsaw Killer?
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Authors and readers are GRIPPED by The Jigsaw Man:
'So tense and dark. It has a real Silence of the Lambs vibe, and Peter Olivier is my new Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant' Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
‘I would give this more stars if I could. For a debut novel, in this genre, this is simply brilliant, the twists & turns you go through keep you on the edge of your seat, I couldn't put this down!!’ Amazon reviewer, 5*
‘Buckle up, readers! From the first scene, Nadine Matheson takes us on a heart-pounding roller coaster ride’ Tami Hoag, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Boy
‘I'm absolutely a coverted Nadine Matheson fan! Cannot wait for for next book’ Amazon reviewer, 5*
About the author
Nadine Matheson was born and raised in Deptford (one of the murders in The Jigsaw Man takes place five minutes from her front door) and is a criminal solicitor. Nadine is also a winner of the City University Crime Writing competition and you can follow her on Twitter @nadinematheson. The Jigsaw Man is her debut novel.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This impressive crime debut focuses on a Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector forced to come face to face with a serial killer she brought to justice—at a psychological cost—when a new case puts her on the trail of a copycat murderer. If you sense hints of The Silence of the Lambs in that, rest assured there’s nothing derivative or uninspired about this intense thriller. It’s skilfully plotted, full of evocative journeys through London and stocked with richly drawn characters. As the hunt intensifies and Matheson takes us into the convincingly complicated lives of the detectives working the case, there’s plenty going on—and it’s all thoroughly absorbing.
Det. Insp. Anjelica Henley, the protagonist of British author Matheson's so-so debut, still has the scars from where Peter Olivier, known as the Jigsaw Killer for dismembering his victims and leaving a crescent and double cross carved on their bodies, stabbed her at the time she arrested him. Now, two and a half years later, three apparently unconnected people turn up murdered in London, their limbs and heads severed, and Olivier's signature markings cut into their flesh. Since Olivier was convicted, he has been serving multiple life sentences in a prison. After Henley's assigned to the new cases, despite her prior traumatic experience, she interviews Olivier, which gives the murderer the chance to play mind games with her. Meanwhile, Henley's marriage is imperiled by her devotion to her job and her husband's suspicions that she's being unfaithful with her boss. The familiar plot builds to a predictable conclusion. Fans of Thomas Harris's Hannibal Lecter novels will have seen this all before.
Best lockdown book I have read
Truly brilliant - I wanted to binge read this but it was too good so I allowed myself to read just enough each day to make it last - cannot wait for the next part of the story ........