Friday, 28 October 2016
Hide and Seek by M.J.Arlidge (Helen Grace #6)
Synopsis from Amazon:
Detective Inspector Helen Grace has spent her whole life running.
From the past. From herself. From everyone who's ever tried to get close to her.
She's spent her whole life hiding.
Behind the badge. Behind her reputation as one of the country's best detectives. Until - framed for murder - she became one of its most high-profile prisoners.
Now there is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.
Because HMP Holloway is a place of dark days and long nights with dangers at every turn. Despised by the inmates and reviled by the guards, Helen must face her nightmare alone.
And then a carefully mutilated body is found in a locked cell.
Now Helen must find a ruthless serial killer. Before the killer finds her.
If you are looking for a fast paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is it. I haven’t realised that his book was part of a series, it is actually the sixth book in Helen Grace series, and although I have obviously missed out on the back story of the characters in this book, I still enjoyed this book as a standalone novel. I will for sure look out for the other books and read them in order in the future.
Helen finds herself locked up in Holloway prison for a henious crime she didn’t commit. And then a murder happens. And then another. With her detective background Helen can’t help but try to find out the truth whilst trying to dodge attacks from her fellow inmates. Being a disgraced cop in prison does not make for a safe combination.
On the other side we have Charlie Brooks, Helen’s friend and colleague, on the hunt for the man who framed Helen for three murders. She has to overcome her boss, her colleagues and her family in order to prove Helen’s innocence.
The pace of this book is set brilliantly, the story told from various characters’ points of view. The timeline is handled tastefully and keeps you going and wanting more.
Thanks to the publisher, M.J. Arlidge and NetGalley for letting me read this book in return for an honest review.
My rating: 5/5
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