Book Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

June 22, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews 0

Book Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. ArlidgeEeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge
Published by Penguin Group USA on 2015-06-02
Genres: Crime, Fiction, General, Suspense, Thrillers
Pages: 432
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The "dark, twisted, thought-provoking" (#1 New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag) international bestseller—first in the new series featuring Detective Helen Grace.

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....

My Thoughts

With books like this I have no idea why I do not normally enjoy thrillers. Maybe because they can be so close to what can happen in real life. Sadly, I can totally see someone doing what is in this book. But as creepy as that is, it also makes it even more intriguing.

This was a great book. I loved everything about it. I have to warn people though, there are some seriously intense moments. INTENSE! That word does not come close to the things that happen in this. The horror is worth it though because by the time you get to the death of the first person (there are many), you will want the cops to catch the killer(s) as much as they want to catch them.

The intensity is ratcheted up by the circumstances surrounding each abduction. Fortunately this is not seen from Detective Helen Grace’s pov because the reader would be out of the loop. The reader is allowed to see many things but still putting the pieces together took me quite a while. If I admit it I had NO idea where this was going. When I finally thought I had the plot figured out, something would come from left field and throw me off again! That made it even more exciting though. I do not read many books where I cannot figure out who the killer is by the halfway point. I did not even have a semblance of an idea at the 90% point!

The characters were also as intense as the plot. The choices they made and the things that were done made sense. Although, if Helen put her phone on silent one more time! That was totally annoying me! I get you need to clear your head but COME ON! To be honest, I still love her.

The way this ended I am excited for the next book in the series! Cannot wait for more.

Rating Report
4 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall: 4.8 / 5


The Author

M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specialising in high end drama production. Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV In the last five years, and is currently working on a major adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans for the BBC.

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