Saturday, May 30, 2015


Author:  M. J. Arlidge
Genre:  Police Procedural,
DI Helen Grace Series #1
Published:  2015
Personal Rating:  3.5/5 (good)
Format:  eBook
Yearly Count:  31

From NetGalley:
Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.

It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Inspector Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them.

Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case—with its seemingly random victims—has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense....

I think the premise of this book was incredibly intriguing.  It truly had great potential, but something was missing OR overdone.  Instead of so many victims, I wonder if Arlidge honed in on less victims' experiences, it would have had more substance.  Just a thought.  :)

Coming from the UK, the second in this series, Pop Goes the Weasel, will be available as an eBook on October 6.  The remaining 2 (currently there are 4 in the series) are sporadically being released.  My interest is still piqued for this author's work and look forward to the next in the series.

Thoughts of Joy
My thanks go to Penguin Group and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.


  1. Aw, that's too bad - I had high hopes for this book.

    1. Bermudaonion ~ I still thought it was "good" and want to read the next one. You may think it's fantastic though. Hope so!

  2. I'm still intrigued because I know you are a 'tough' sell, Joy. LOL

    Good to know what you thought though. :-)

    1. Kay ~ I'm glad you are still intrigued. I'm curious as to what the next one will hold.

      Didn't I want you to hurry and read a different book? I forgot what book and if it was even you! :)

  3. I'm curious about this one, have been reading a lot of psychological thrillers so will look for this one.

    1. Bonnie ~ If you read it, I hope it's a winner for you! :)

      I'd love to know what you've been up to!


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