Paper Dolls blurb
When a bizarre set of murders take place in London, three flatmates become embroiled in the terrifying mystery.
Mike, Beatrice and Kerri all share a flat and a passion to move their careers forward. When Mike, a frustrated mime in Trafalgar Square, lays eyes on performance artist Princess, his world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, Kerri is struggling to hold onto her job as a journalist, when she stumbles across a body, which turns out to be the third victim of the Paper Doll Killer. Beatrice, who was once a bestselling author, looks to the series of murders for inspiration but finds a lot more than she bargained for.
As the three flatmates discover they each have links to the killer they start to turn on one another. Who might be next? Why does the killer paint the victim’s cheeks and lips with blood? What purpose do the paper dolls serve?
As the deranged Paper Doll Killer continues to stalk the streets of London there’s only one question that needs to be answered … is anyone safe?
Emma Pullar is an award-winning and bestselling writer of dark fiction and children’s books. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, was a national bestseller and named best opening lines by NZ Post. Her second picture book, Kitty Stuck, was illustrated by her talented daughter who was just twelve-years-old at the time. Four of Emma’s short stories have been published. Her dystopian duology, Skeletal and Avian, are popular with fans of the genre and Emma’s crime debut is out March 2019. She also writes articles for Bang2write and dabbles in screenwriting. Find her on Twitter @EmmaStoryteller or Instagram @emmapullar_storyteller or www.emmapullar,com.
I was used to this author as a paranormal author and wasn’t entirely sure if the transition would work. I was pleasantly surprised as this book just had all the boxes ticked.
Bea was a great character and I loved how well the story was out together. The book does have a lot of mental health parts in it which for me made it better as it showed just how strong this author is. She had to do so much research to ensure that these issues were brought up correctly and that she could handle them with the grace that she did.
I am pleased that the author branched out as this has allowed me to see another side of the writing and the personality of the author. It shows a great understanding of mental health as well as the criminal aspects of life.
Wonderful job with this book.