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The Jigsaw Man

(2021)
(The first book in the Inspector Anjelica Henley series)
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Awards
2022 ITW Award for Best Audiobook (nominee)

"A heart-pounding roller coaster ride."—Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boy

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Crime Reads Most Anticipated Book of 2021*

A serial killer and his copycat are locked in a violent game of cat and mouse. Can DI Anjelica Henley stop them before it’s too late?

On the day she returns to active duty with the Serial Crimes Unit, Detective Inspector Anjelica Henley is called to a crime scene. Dismembered body parts from two victims have been found by the river.

The modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer, who has spent the past two years behind bars. When he learns that someone is co-opting his grisly signature—the arrangement of victims’ limbs in puzzle-piece shapes—he decides to take matters into his own hands.

As the body count rises, DI Anjelica Henley is faced with an unspeakable new threat. Can she apprehend the copycat killer before Olivier finds a way to get to him first? Or will she herself become the next victim?

Drawing on her experience as a criminal attorney, debut novelist Nadine Matheson delivers the page-turning crime novel of the year. Taut, vivid and addictively sinister,
The Jigsaw Man will leave you breathless until the very last page.


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I love a good cat and mouse between a detective and a killer, and Nadine Matheson’s thriller debut The Jigsaw Man fits the bill. The relationship between DI Anjelica Henley and Peter Olivier is perfectly creepy—not to mention Olivier's freaky copycat slaughtering his way through London. From the shocking opening to the explosive ending, I couldn’t look away. The chilling storyline, intense characters, vivid prose, and unflinching crime scenes make Matheson the heir apparent to Mo Hayder and Thomas Harris. Smashing!" - J T Ellison

"The Jigsaw Man is so tense and dark. It has a real Silence of the Lambs vibe, and Peter Olivier is my new Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant." - Lisa Hall

"Crime fiction has a significant new star." - Sarah Hilary

"Nadine Matheson knows how to grab her reader’s attention from the opening page and doesn’t let go.The Jigsaw Manis smart, deftly plotted, and expertly paced, filled with characters you’ll love, and others who’ll make your skin crawl (and leave the lights on!). With a tale that’s dark, devious and deliciously twisted, Matheson brings a fresh new voice to crime fiction that I can’t wait to hear more from." - Hannah Mary McKinnon

"Elegantly grim and irresistibly gruesome. And I could not turn the pages fast enough. The talented Nadine Matheson skillfully balances complex characters with a relentless story--this is a page-turner of the highest order. Not since Silence of the Lambs has there been such an excruciatingly chilling villain playing high-stakes cat-and-mouse with such a tenacious and relatable sleuth. Standing ovation for The Jigsaw Man!" - Hank Phillippi Ryan


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