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Eeny Meeny : DI Helen Grace 1

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'This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo' Judy Finnigan

'What a great premise!' Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek

Eeny Meeny is the rocket-paced serial-killer thriller debut from M. J. Arlidge. Eeny Meeny was a Richard and Judy Book Club Summer 2014 pick.

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The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it.

Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: kill or be killed.

Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind?

Detective Inspector Helen Grace has faced down her own demons on her rise to the top. As she leads the investigation to hunt down this unseen monster, she learns that it may be the survivors - living calling cards - who hold the key to the case.

And unless she succeeds, more innocents will die . . .

Introducing M. J. Arlidge's Detective Inspector Helen Grace, Eeny Meeny is an electrifying debut, with the nerve-shredding intensity of Saw and Along Came a Spider. Fans of James Patterson and Mo Hayder should pay attention.

Praise for M.J. Arlidge and the DI Helen Grace series:

'M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace' Daily Mail

'Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent' Sun

'Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years.' Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek

'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless' Sunday Sport

'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner

'A gripping debut ... D.I. Helen Grace is a flawed but winning heroine ... and, boy, the pages fly by' USA Today

'A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller' Huffington Post
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 309g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405914874
  • 9781405914871
  • 21,306

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A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller * Huffington Post * A gripping debut ... D.I. Helen Grace is a flawed but winning heroine ... and, boy, the pages fly by * USA Today * What a great premise!...EENY MEENY is a fresh and brilliant departure from the stock serial killer tale. And Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years -- Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet -- Will Lavender Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing! -- Lisa Gardner A macabre, theatrical thriller that gripped me with every twist * Woman and Home * This taut, fast-paced debut is truly excellent * The Sun * It's amazing -- Richard Madeley Eeny Meeny is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo -- Judy Finnigan With an orchestration of tension that is always sharp and cinematic, M. J. Arlidge's debut novel grabs the reader by the throat -- Barry Forshaw * Crimetime * M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace . . . he spares us none of the dark details, weaving them together into a tapestry that chills to the bone * Daily Mail *
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About M. J. Arlidge

M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years, specializing in high-end drama production, including the prime-time crime serials Torn, The Little House and Silent Witness. Arlidge also pilots original crime series for both UK and US networks. In 2015 his audio exclusive Six Degrees of Assassination was a Number One bestseller.

His first thriller, Eeny Meeny, was the UK's bestselling crime debut of 2014. It was followed by the bestselling Pop Goes the Weasel, The Doll's House, Liar Liar, Little Boy Blue, Hide and Seek, Love Me Not, and Down to the Woods.
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Rating details

24,679 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 29% (7,239)
4 41% (10,008)
3 23% (5,592)
2 6% (1,382)
1 2% (458)

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Eeny Meeny â?? stunning and brilliant M.J. Arlidge has spent a career writing high class drama for our delectations on television as well as producing crime dramas for ITV. He has brought his experience to this novel and really gives us a taste of suspense, thriller that packs a punch not sure where or who is next and why. He does pose the reader the question though of what would you do to survive all the way through the book. As you get towards the end of the book the one thing you do not want to do is put it down as the pace and anxiety of why the crimes are happening and who will get damaged in the process really picks up a pace and you want actually need to know. Eeny Meeny introduces us to DI Helen Grace who is a strong and effective leader of her team, both admired and feared due to her drive and determination. She is a defective detective without the usual hang ups of drink and drugs, but how she deals with those hang ups is different but helps to explain the steel in Graceâ??s character. She needs all that steel, drive and determination to solve a number of murders where one has pulled the trigger but is seemingly an innocent player in a very unusual game of life and death. Her first crime that of an emaciated young woman appears from out of the woods at the amusement park and admits to murder but that it was kill or be killed. Then other people disappear and the survivor reappears with the same story but different setting it is just that the survivor is the living calling card from the murderer towards Graceâ??s team. There is plenty of survivor guilt which does not make things simple for the investigation. It seems like the murderer is taunting Grace and she needs to find out why if she doesnâ??t then more people will die and the survivor will be a damaged person. While investigating the murders across Hampshire and especially Southampton it will not be the county where she will solve the murders. For that Grace needs to go in to the dark abyss that was her life so she can save those who are abducted. While Grace even doubts herself and her ability her team are looking to her to give them guidance and leadership. M.J. Arlidge introduces us to a real defective detective who has the strength and determination to solve the case. Grace is the sort of defective that readers will love and hate but still admire as you know she will get the job done, just grow a pair if you are on her team. As a debut this is a mind blowing stunning crime thriller as it ticks all the boxes the reader has and the one that leaves the reader wanting more at the end. If Eeny Meeny were a drug it would be banned as it is addictive and you need more from Arlidge and Grace. Hereâ??s hoping!show more
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