‘Fans of crime fiction will adore this gruesome debut’ Red ‘A spellbinding game of cat and mouse . . . with chilling echoes of Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs’ Daily Mail
‘For lovers of modern crime fiction, Matheson’s macabre novel will hit the spot’ Independent Online
‘Move over, Hannibal Lecter, there's a new serial killer on the block in this awesome debut from Nadine Matheson. The Jigsaw Man will have you in pieces. Literally’ David Jackson, author of The Resident
‘Pacy and gripping. If you love early Val McDermid and Fiona Cummins then you’ll love The Jigsaw Man’ Nina Pottell, Prima
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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 are GRIPPED by The Jigsaw Man:
‘This book is gruesomely good’ Lesley Kara, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour
'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
‘What a fantastic book – gruesome murders, a wonderful new detective and some hard hitting themes explored’ Chris McDonald, author of the DI Erika Piper series
‘Buckle up, readers! From the first scene, Nadine Matheson takes us on a heart-pounding roller coaster ride . . .The Jigsaw Man will take your breath away again and again’ Tami Hoag, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Boy
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.
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