Published by Michael Joseph on April 26th 2016
Genres: Crime, Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Format: ARC, Kindle
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The UK's most exciting new crime-writing talent.
The death of a young man, found cocooned in plastic, looks like it was a tragic accident -- a sex game gone wrong. But when another lifeless victim is found days later, wrapped tight, DI Helen Grace knows that she's on the hunt for a serial killer.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in return for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Random House and MJ Arlidge for the opportunity to read this book.
Back in November last year, I read and absolutely loved Eeny Meeny, the first book in Arlidge’s Helen Grace series. However last month when I picked up Pop Goes the Weasel, the second book in the series, I couldn’t even finish it. I was so disappointed in it when compared to the brilliant first book.
So it’s fair to say I was a bit trepidatious to read and review this novel, being unsure which way it was going to fall.
I needn’t have worried. This is a brilliant book from start to finish. The cases this time bring Grace and her team into the dark world of S&M, where someone is targeting people who work as professional dominants. However, with very little evidence to go on, the investigations are slow going and full of fits and starts, until a pattern starts to emerge.
I can’t say too much more without giving the ending away, but the twists and turns in this book are fantastic! It’s fair to say I didn’t see the ending coming, and I think everyone who’s read it is now waiting with bated breath for the 6th installment in the series!
If you like dark and twisting psychological thrillers, then this is most definitely a book you should read! The only downside to the book is I now have a stonking book hangover, and have no idea what I’m going to read next in order to shift it!