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Thursday, October 22, 2015
11:00 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 4 of 5 Butterflies
Title: Pop Goes the Weasel
Author: M.J. Arlidge
Series: Helen Grace #02
Narrator: Elizabeth Bower
Length: eBook - 416 pages; Unabridged; 8 hours and 53 minutes (Audio)
Publisher: Penguin Group, LLC (eBook); Penguin Audio (Audio)
Published: October 6, 2014 (e-Book & Audio)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: eBook & Audio
Genres: Fiction; Mystery; Suspense
Subjects: Police Women; Women Detectives; Serial Murder Investigations
From the international best-selling author of Eeny Meeny comes the second thriller featuring Detective Helen Grace.
A man's body is found in an empty house. A gruesome memento of his murder is sent to his wife and children.
He is the first victim, and Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night?
The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives.
Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase....
©2015 M. J. Arlidge (P)2015 Penguin Audio
I did enjoy Pop Goes the Weasel more than I did the first title in the Helen Grace series, Eeny Meeny. I think part of the problem for me is, that I have a hard time reading and enjoying books that take place in other countries. It's hard for me to get past what I'm used to and step out of my comfort zone, but I am finding myself reading more and more international titles.
With that being said, I have got to say that M.J. Arlidge writes probably some of the most descriptive stories that I've ever read! I don't mind gory and twisted, so I applaud his genius stories and his willingness to go where many other authors aren't willing to go! His writing reminds me of that of Chelsea Cain, in a way. I must admit, this story has a clever and unique plot, and certainly no one can say that Arlidge didn't muster up his creative juices with this one.
As with reading international titles, I find it just as difficult to listen to them as well. However, I still think that Elizabeth Bower did a great job narrating this title.
I did struggle with rating this title because I was able to breeze right though it and I didn't not like it, so that made rating it difficult. I definitely would continue on with the Helen Grace series, if and when a new title is released. I really think that Arlidge is going places!
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