Review: Love Me Not by M.J. Arlidge.

 

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Love Me Not by M.J. Arlidge

 

My review:

I am a huge fan of DI Helen Grace and have read all of the series, if you haven’t read any then I’d really recommend that you start at the beginning with Eeeny Meeny and go from there as I am sure that you would enjoy the books more in order.

Following the shocking storyline in Hide and Seek I was looking forward to reading what MJ Arlidge would do next with Helen Grace. Love Me Not is a little bit different in that it takes place over 24 hours and is told in real time, this makes for a really fast pace with short chapters increasing the tension and keeping the reader hanging. I read it in two days which is really quick for me, it was one of those books where you ignore the pile of dirty washing and the million and one other things that you have to do, just so that you can keep reading.

I don’t want to give too much away but of course, the 24 hours during which the book is set are a very crazy, with lots happening and DI Helen Grace and her team struggling to keep up with it all. It’s a fast-paced and fun read and I look forward to the next book!

Thank you to the publishers, Michael Joseph, for the opportunity to read Love Me Not. I was under no obligation to review and all thoughts are my own.

Blurb:

She Loves Me
A woman’s body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it’s clear she’s looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much loved wife and mother?

She Loves Me Not
Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer’s choices?

She Loves Me
Who lives? Who dies? Who’s next? The clock is ticking.

She Loves Me Not
If Helen can’t solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own …

About the author:

MJarlidge

M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specialising 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.

 

Love Me Not by M.J. Arlidge is released on 18th May 2017 and is available to pre-order from Amazon UK. It will be released on audiobook in America and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon US.

You can read my reviews for other DI Helen Grace books; The Doll’s HouseLiar LiarLittle Boy BlueNo Way Back and Hide and Seek on this blog. I read the previous books in the series before starting the blog

Review: No Way Back by M.J. Arlidge

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No Way Back by M.J. Arlidge

My 5* Review:

I am a big fan of M.J. Arlidge’s Helen Grace series so I was looking forward to reading this Novella and finding more about Grace’s past.

Thankfully No Way Back didn’t disappoint and I enjoyed finding out how Grace came to be like she is and what drives her.

I think that this will appeal to anyone who has read any of the Helen Grace series, or those about to start. It is very short, it took me no time at all to read it, but as usual for Arlidge the writing is solid.

No Way Back is a great novella, if you like Helen Grace then you will like this.

No Way Back is available now from Amazon UK and on audible from Amazon US.

Blurb:

A treat for fans of DI Helen Grace: an ebook short story from Top Ten Sunday Timesbestselling author M. J. Arlidge.

Jodie’s arriving at her third children’s home. She’s only fifteen.
Maybe this time will be different. She’ll be safe. Looked after.

But the truth is Jodie has no one left to protect her.
She must defend herself. She must change.

Liar Liar by M.J. Arlidge

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Liar Liar by M.J. Arlidge

‘Liar Liar is number four in the Helen Grace series. I have just read number three and four back to back so that I can read the latest release, Little Boy Blue, which is number five.

Book three, The Doll’s House, was a bit of a let down. While a perfectly good book I know that the author can do a lot better. Thankfully Liar Liar is a step in the right direction.

As we learn more about Helen Grace and her team at Southampton police station, the books become even more enjoyable. A bit like catching up with friends and finding out what they’ve been up to.

Liar Liar has plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested and trying to guess where it is all going. I’m pretty sure that you won’t though. And the end…blimey…I wasn’t expecting that. Now onto Little Boy Blue.’

Truth be told I think that I should probably take a bit of a break from Helen Grace before moving onto Little Boy Blue, as good a character as she is she isn’t a lot of fun to be around! But I’ve started it so will carry on and let you know soon what I think of book number five.