Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1) by M.J. Arlidge

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…

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Kill or be killed. Die or live with your choice for the rest of your life. Wow, what a crazy thriller! This is a novel that you don’t want to miss!

Two people are kidnapped and are forced to make an impossible decision. There is a gun and only one bullet. The one that survives is let go.

We are introduced to Detective Helen Grace and she is pretty kick ass. She doesn’t care what others think about her and is fully dedicated to her job. To those that have read the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons and the Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, I found that there are many similarities between Helen, Kim and Erika.

I really enjoyed the mystery and found that it was very well done. I was surprised by the decisions made by the couples and the way that the mystery ended up. I also liked how we got to see what happened to the survivors after they escaped. Arlidge did a great job showing that even though the traumatic event is over, the efforts on the victims is never over.

Only small negatives were that there was too much going on and a ton of different views. It was hard to keep track of who was who. I also wasn’t a fan of the “Jake” scenes and found that they weren’t really needed.

This novel won’t be for everyone. There are some graphic scenes that some could find disturbing.

4 calculators out of a potential 5. I already reserved the second book in the series and I would highly recommend this novel!

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25 thoughts on “Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1) by M.J. Arlidge

  1. I remember reading this, but i didn’t remember details.
    Is Helen Grace the one with the motorbike? I remember a female detective character who had a bike, and i know it’s not Erika Foster, but could be Kim Stone too, but for some reason i remember the character being blonde… Maybe i read too much 😀 😀

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