Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge

by:  M.J. Arlidge
published by:  NAL
publish date:   October 6, 2015

The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton's red-light district - horrifically mutilated, with his heart removed.

Hours later - and barely cold - the heart arrives with his wife and children by courier.

A pattern emerges when another male victim is found dead and eviscerated, his heart delivered soon afterwards.

The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse; revenge against the men who lead sordid double lives visiting prostitutes. For Grace, only one thing is certain: there's a vicious serial-killer at large who must be halted at all costs . . .

This is book #2 in the Helen Grace series.  I really liked that we didn't have to wait forever for the second book to come out, and book #3 is coming out soon.  The Doll's House will be out in February, 2016.  

In Pop Goes the Weasel, Helen is still struggling with her demons.  She is still in her BDSM type relationship.  She is having difficulty dealing with the aftermath of her sister's death.  Also, in this book we learn that she has a son that she gave up for adoption.  She is juggling these issues all while trying to solve this new horrific case.  

I always say the Brits have a lock on the twisted and bizarre.  This book is just another example of this.  This book is just really high on the "ew" factor.  But, that kind of appeals to me as a reader, so I like this series.  I like the Helen Grace character.  I can't wait to read The Doll's House.  

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