Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

by:  M.J. Arlidge
published by:  Penguin
publish date:  June 2, 2015

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 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....

This book is kind of like the movie Saw.  People are abducted, put in different scenarios and only one will survive.  However, this book is a little different in that the people who are abducted are chosen for a particular reason.  The people in question hold a special meaning to Detective Helen Grace.  If she can figure out what the connection is and what the importance is, then she can figure out who the killer is.

Helen Grace is a really interesting character.  Everyone loves a flawed detective right?  Helen is like 50 Shades of flawed.  Helen likes her free time with a side of BDSM so severe she makes her hired Dom uncomfortable.  The root of this is uncovered throughout the book and it'll be interesting to see if she continues this activity in the future after the resolution of this story.

I liked this book.  I'll be keen on reading more Helen Grace stories in the future.  It always seems like Americans would write the worst, most gruesome books, but I tell you the Brits do have that cornered.  This book is a prime example.

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