Wednesday, 4 February 2015

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

Two hostages. One bullet. One lives. One dies.

They were going to spend the rest of their lives together. Soul mates. But when a young couple wakes up alone together, disorientated and trapped, they are yet to grasp the true horror of their situation. They have no food, no water. Instead there is a gun loaded with a single bullet and a mobile phone with enough power only to deliver a short message: ‘when one of you kills the other, the survivor will walk free’. For their captor it’s simple: set the scene, watch, wait and leave the victims to do the killing. Tortured by fear, desperation, starvation and thirst, there’s only one way to end their ordeal: one of them must die. 

DI Helen Grace and her team know they are hunting a complex predator whose broken survivors must endure their role as living calling cards. And killers. The victims - work colleagues, a mother and daughter, a pair of dancers - appear to be chosen at random and yet the planning is meticulous. There must be something driving the choice of victims, but until DI Grace can establish a connection, the killer is unreachable. A breakthrough is elusive and then, terrifyingly, the investigation begins to turn full circle...

In this startling highwire drama M.J. Arlidge throws us headlong into a chilling race to stop evil in its tracks. Dark, ingenious and bullet-paced, Eeny Meeny introduces a major new thriller writing talent.

I was given this copy via Netgalley as well as I had won a copy on Goodreads.

The hype for this from people who have read it, gave me the final urge to pick it up. Well I can say I did enjoy the book, you don't know who the murderer is until about 5% away from ending the book. What confused me mostly was the italic parts, I was wondering what that had to do with the story. All was revealed in the end when you found out who the killer was. 

DI Helen Grace is a powerful tough detective, but she has a dark secret that NO ONE knows. Why are 2 people being taken and having to choose who lives or dies? What has DI Helen Grace got to do with the killings. Well I can tell you, YOU HAVE TO READ THE BOOK to find out. 

Will I read the next in the series POP GOES THE WEASEL? Yes I will as I want to find out more about DI Helen Grace and her team.

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