Friday, January 27, 2017

Review 'Eeny Meeny' by M.J. Arlidge
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...

The Facts:

Publication Date:
May 8th, 2014
Helen Grace #1
Thriller, Crime
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

When I was in my favorite bookstore a little while back I was looking for an exciting and thrilling new read. I love reading romance novels. But sometimes I’m just not in the mood for a romantic read, and really want some action. My eye soon fall on a copy of ‘Eeny Meeny’ by M.J. Arlidge. My mom told me she really enjoyed this book, and when I saw that it was a part of a series about a DI, I was sold.

‘Eeny Meeny’ is the first thriller about Detective Inspector Helen Grace. Helen is the perfect police woman. She works hard, has no husband or dreams about having children and she works almost all the time. When a girl emerged from the woods and tells her horrible story Helen almost can’t believe it to be real. Two people were left in a place without food and water, and a gun holding just one bullet. The only way one of them would be set free was to shoot the other one. Horrified Helen and her team try to find out what is going on. But soon there are more victims.

I was looking for a good thriller and what I found was another series I just have to read. ‘Eeny Meeny’ was a great book I just couldn’t stop reading. There was one thrilling moment after the other and my mind was going crazy thinking about what was really going on. Every time I thought I had it all figured out, something would happen and I was totally confused all over again. Fantastic!

The main character Helen Grace was a bit of a mystery and I loved that about her. In the end there are some secrets revealed but I think there will be much more secrets revealed in the other books. And I honestly can’t wait to read more books in this series.  

What I loved most about Helen was the way she wasn’t perfect. Not in her personal life, and not in her job. Reading about her felt like reading about a real person. 

And then this murder case.. It was so thrilling, exciting and a little disturbing to read. I really wanted to know what was going on and I couldn’t stop reading. This was one of those reads my mind kept going back too even at work.

If you haven’t read ‘Eeny Meeny’ before.. You definitely should!!

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About the Author:

M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specializing in high end drama production. Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV In the last five years, and is currently working on a major adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans for the BBC.

For more information please visit M.J. Arlidge on Twitter or on


  1. Helen Grace sounds like an interesting character, but even though I like mysteries, this one sounds a bit disturbing for me.

    1. She really is a very interesting character. I can't wait to read more about her.
      This book probably isn't for everybody.. But I loved it! :D


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