Detective Helen Grace faces her own dark compulsions in the new thriller from the international best-selling author of Pop Goes the Weasel and Eeny Meeny.
In a world where disguises and discretion are the norm, and where one admission could unravel a life, a killer has struck, and a man is dead. No one wants to come forward to say what they saw or what they know - including the woman heading the investigation: Detective Helen Grace.
Helen knew the victim. And the victim knew her - better than anyone else. And when the murderer strikes again, Helen must decide how many more lines she's willing to cross to bring in a devious and elusive serial killer.
©2016 M. J. Arlidge (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.
I do love a police procedural and the Helen Grace books are quite good but they're pretty implausible. I did not like that it is a cliffhanger and you need to read #6 to get closure.
This one is a very long story broken into two books (5/6) but it is a continuation of the primary theme that runs throughout - our heroine, Helen, comes with a whole lot of personal baggage that overlaps - and often comes close to ruining - her police career.
She's great and transitions smoothly between characters. She actually saves some of the lamer parts of the book.
No - this is not a edge-of-your-seat type of read.
Standard stuff from Aldridge.
DI Helen Grace is possibly the most original fictional detective to come along in a long time. Thoroughly enjoyed the series so far and Elizabeth Bower is wonderful to listen to, I am starting Hide and Seek tomorrow!
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