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Monday, September 7, 2015
2:41 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Title: Eeny Meeny
Author: M.J. Arlidge
Series: Helen Grace #01
Narrator: Annie Aldington; Elizabeth Bower; Lucy Gaskell; & Nigel Pilkington
Length: Unabridged; 9 hours and 01 minutes (Audio)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Published: June 18, 2013 (e-Book & Audio)
Genres: Fiction; Mystery; British Detective
Subjects: Policewomen; Serial Murder Investigation; British Mystery
The international best seller that "grabs the reader by the throat" (Crime Time).
First in the new series featuring Detective Inspector 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 Inspector 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....
©2015 M. J. Arlidge (P)2015 Penguin Audio
I do want to clarify that contrary to my rating system, I would give Eeny Meeny a solid 3.5 rating, however, I don't have the clip art to depict that! So, with that being said, I also must admit that some of the lack of rating is due to the fact that this story is a British Detective Mystery, which isn't always my favorite, especially when I'm listening to them. It takes me a bit to get used to the accent, and by the time I do, sometimes I find myself having a hard time getting into the story!
With that being said, I honestly don't know that I could have told you that this title had four different narrators. Two, yes...but I never would have guessed four! Maybe I just wasn't paying a great deal of attention to the detail in the voices, I don't know!
I think that the premise of the story isn't particularly unique, but interesting, nonetheless. It makes you wonder what you would do in that situation. It also is proof that the human race is that of sick and deranged people, and sometimes those people are the people that you'd least expect, as we find with DI Helen Grace!
I have mixed feelings about Helen Grace! I do intent to read the next book in the series, as it is a read provided to me by Netgalley, so hopefully after that I will have more of an informed opinion of her!
I had a difficult time in trying to come up with a rating for this title, and still struggle with it a bit! I am impressed with the surprise ending, but the story just didn't seem to capture me like others do! I found myself not really feeling much emotion toward it at all! Perhaps it was my mood at the time of reading...who knows! I should have a better picture of my feelings and thoughts after reading Pop Goes the Weasel!
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