Hide and Seek DI Helen Grace 6 by M. J. Arlidge

“They sewed her eyelids to her bloody cheeks. That’s how they found her – eyes shut, grinning from ear to ear . . .”

The description for this book is a little jumbled and confusing. I was expecting a crime thriller, but beyond that wasn’t sure of the storyline.

In essence the story is about a detective being retained in prison on remand while waiting to be tried for multiple homicides. Her colleagues have turned their backs on her with one exception. Charlie is prepared to do her utmost in proving ex-D I Helen Grace’s innocence regarding the charges laid against her.
Meanwhile inside Holloway’s walls Helen is fighting, for the truth and ultimately her life, as inmates succumb to mysterious deaths within their cells.

This was a compelling book to read. If I wasn’t reading it, I was mulling it over in my mind, even after I finished the book. Also the author didn’t slack off as the end of the book loomed, he kept the intensity going throughout. If you like crime thrillers with a bit of mystery, do read this book.

I received an e-ARC of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. NetGalley does not allow for paid reviews.

4/5 Stars (What this means…five-stars-applied-carefully)

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Official description:
AFTER Little Boy Blue FIND OUT WHAT AWAITS DI HELEN GRACE IN THE SIXTH THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE: Hide and Seek

PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE:
Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years (Jeffery Deaver)
Page-turningly chilling (The Times)
DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine … Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone (Daily Mail)
This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo (Judy Finnigan)
Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent (Sun)
One of the best new series detectives . . . Mesmerizing! (Lisa Gardner)
M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace (Daily Mail)
Chilling stuff (Fabulist)
A chilling read (My Weekly)
A grisly, gripping thriller (Sunday Mirror)
Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge’s fledgling army of fans is about to grow (Sunday Sport)
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)

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 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, 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 and Little Boy Blue. Hide and Seek is the sixth DI Helen Grace thriller and will be followed by Follow My Leader in 2017.

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