THE ROCKET-PACED SERIAL-KILLER THRILLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK FROM M. J. ARLIDGE
'What a great premise! Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER
'Wow! A gripping read from the very beginning' 5***** Reader Review
The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it.
Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging.
Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice:
Kill or be killed.
As Detective Inspector Helen Grace leads the investigation to hunt down this unseen monster, she learns that it may be the survivors - living calling cards - who hold the key to the case.
And unless she succeeds, more innocents will die . . .
'A serial killer thriller that holds your attention from start to finish' 5***** Reader Review
'This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo' Judy Finnigan
Praise for M.J. Arlidge and the DI Helen Grace series:
'M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace' Daily Mail
'Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent' Sun
'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless' Sunday Sport
'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner
'A gripping debut . . . D.I. Helen Grace is a flawed but winning heroine. And, boy, the pages fly by' USA Today
'A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller' Huffington Post
British author Arlidge's engrossing first novel, a crime thriller, introduces Det. Insp. Helen Grace of the Hampshire police. When a fiend abducts a young woman and her boyfriend and torments them in an ingeniously cruel way that leads to the death of one of them, Helen investigates, but before she can make any headway there is a second similar case, then a third. Helen believes there's a connection among the victims, but the only link she can see is that they were all acquaintances of hers. Helen is herself a severely damaged woman. Professional stress and a guilty family secret make her withdrawn and defensive in her personal life; her main relief comes from employing a professional dominator to whip her. Plot complications include Helen's detection of a mole within the department and her complex relationship with an otherwise talented subordinate who's sinking into debilitating alcoholism. Readers will look forward to seeing more of this strong, intelligent, and courageous lead.
I enjoyed this story although was a little of a disappointing end!
Very good exciting read
Almost impossible to put down. This dark thriller includes unexpected twists & proceeds at a brisk pace throughout. I look forward to reading more from the series.