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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Doll's House, the third installment of the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series by M. J. Arlidge, read by Elizabeth Bower and Scott Joseph.

A woman wakes. Immediately she knows she's not in the bed in which she slept. It's just the beginning of her nightmare.

Across town a child discovers a woman's body buried beneath the beach. Then another victim is found. Neither friends nor family had even reported either woman missing. How could their killer be getting away with murder?

It's chilling evidence that Detective Inspector Helen Grace is hunting a monster who's not just twisted but clever and careful. And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she realizes that time might be running out for someone still alive....

©2015 M. J. Arlidge (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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Wasn't good until the last drop

I was a bit confused by this book. After all was said and done, I felt there were far too many characters with too much time being spent on their individual plot lines which, had nothing to do with the storyline. It made it seem the author was trying to reach a word quota for publishing.

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  • Loz
  • 03-25-15

Another one please and quickly!

I have listened to all three Helen Grace books in rapid succession - and the stories are fantastic. This - the 3rd - was just as good as the first 2. I felt total empathy with the characters of Helen, Charlie, Ruby and Sanderson - less with the Kerry woman! The last hour flew by with me holding my breath or gasping in horror for most of it.
Please be quick with the next one :)

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Mrs
  • 03-06-15

Great series

Having read Eeny Meeny And Pop goes the Weasel this is the third book where we meet DI Helen Grace and her Team. It begins when a body is found on the beach and thereafter they are on the hunt of a serial killer.
I love these books as the hero is female and jealousy of her female boss adds another element. Great characters and good narrator.
If you like a good detective novel look no further but I would start the series in the correct order so you get to know the characters.
Excellent waiting for the next installment!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • 04-24-15

Good down to earth detective

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it to a friend as a good reliable detective novel

What did you like best about this story?

Easy to follow but with twists and turns well researched and a woman as lead detective ...for a change !

Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Bower and Scott Joseph ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I would again very easy interesting listening voices well complimented

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes ken to get back to it when I had to have a break

Any additional comments?

Will look for more books my this author and narrators <br/>Glad to have found another reliable interesting author

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  • Alex Cheasley
  • 06-17-15

Not the best of the series

A little disappointed with this one, there was a huge plot hole (while not wanting to give anything away 2 people can't have 1 set of keys), there was lots of beginning and middle to the story but very little end.

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  • Greg 777
  • 06-03-15

Good, but not quite as good as the author's first two novels

Another good listen, but not quite as gripping or believable as the author's first two offerings, which I found to be excellent.

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  • other nanny
  • 05-17-15

Did not dissapoint

A thrilling good read as usual.
It kept you guessing throughout the story .the narrator was brilliant . An exciting conclusion.

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  • Angela Dearden
  • 04-08-15

Another great story!

I read Eeny Meany the first DI Grace novel audibles recommendation. Now I am totally hooked. The stories including the dolls house are totally consuming. I've listened to this whole thing in about three days. I will have to wait a long time for number 4 to come out how will I survive.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Lucy
  • 09-18-15

Great series - getting better!

I bought this after listening to the first 2 books and I enjoyed this book more than the first 2.

Great story kept me listening to find out what happened next! Nice easy listening - will be off to get the next one which I see has just come out - hopefully will get better still!

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  • ruth
  • 02-21-15

Fantastic

I have read all three of Arliigh's books and this one didn't disappoint. Nicely paced well drawn characters.
Fast becoming my favourite crime series, I hope for more.

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  • Mrs A
  • 06-27-15

Totally fabulous!!

Yet another hit from Mr Arlidge!
Totally absorbed me and couldn't stop listening! Great tale with heart pounding thrills, shocks and suspense.
Helen Grace is a great character, as are the others and as the story unfurls, they gets more and more captivating!
Could certainly be listened too as a stand alone bok, but read the others first - they are brilliant too!
I have listened to all of the Helen Grace books with relish and have just ordered the 4th on pre-order.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • 04-18-16

Compelling central character

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The first 2 books had only one narrator, Elizabeth Bower, so it's distracting to say the least to have another narrator join series and it doesn't really add anything to the enjoyment of the series.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story line is ok and I'm interested in the development of Helen Grace but not sure I'll be going back for book 4.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's Ok for running to, but not one that I can't stop listening too.

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  • Jeanette NORMAN
  • 04-04-16

Well worth the read.

PI am enjoying the Helen Grace murder books and am reading in order for a change. However, the bok does lend itself for 2 voices due to the construction but I do not like it at all which I have rated the performance so low. But a good read all the same.