Monday, February 1, 2016

Book Review: The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Berkeley Publishing, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

The paperback version of this great book comes out tomorrow, and  the book deals with 2 very strong women,  so it's perfect for today, as we honor St Brigid!


Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants her. Except him.

When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, Detective Helen Grace is called to the scene. She knows right away that the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She's still sending text messages to her family. 

Helen is convinced that a criminal mastermind is at work: someone very smart, very careful, and worst of all, very patient. But as she struggles to piece together the killer's motive, time is running out for a victim who is still alive...


I love the Helen Grace series! Helen is flawed, but she is GOOD at her job. And THAT makes her a problem for her supervisor. While the book is about the kidnapping/mystery at hand, it is also the tale of inter office politics and rivalry. Every time Helen thinks she is getting close to figuring out what has happened to Ruby, she has to deal with issues with her boss. This is a rapid page turner, as you know that time is running out for Ruby, and Helen is fighting the odds to be able to solve another serial crime, before Ruby becomes a fatality. Once you read this book, you'll wan to go back and read the rest of the series! This is a great addition to the series, and I can't wait for the next book in the series, to see how the office politics plays out!

About the Author:

M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years, specializing in high-end drama production, including prime-time crime serials Torn, The Little House and, most recently, Undeniable. Currently writing for the hit BBC series Silent Witness, Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks. In 2015 his audio exclusive Six Degrees of Assassination was a Number One bestseller. His début thriller, Eeny Meeny (book 1), was the UK's bestselling crime debut of 2014. It was followed by the bestselling Pop Goes the Weasel (book 2), this book, and Liar Liar (book 4). 

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