by MJ Arlidge
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Goodreads: Detective Helen Grace has never seen such destruction. Six fires in twenty-four hours. Two people dead. Several more injured. It’s as if someone wants to burn the city to the ground...
With the whole town on high alert, Helen and her team must sift through the rubble to find the arsonist, someone whose thirst for fire—and control—is reducing entire lives to ashes.
One misstep could mean Helen’s career—and more lives lost. And as the pressure mounts and more buildings burn, Helen’s own dark impulses threaten to consume her…
Kritters Thoughts: I am a MJ Arlidge fan! I love how the books are titled. I love Detective Helen Grace. I love!
This is the fourth in a series and I liken these books to Criminal Minds where each story/killer is self contained in each book, but I would recommend starting at the beginning because there are character arcs for the detectives who are running the cases.
This case was about someone who was setting multiple fires in the city each evening. The fires were usually two businesses and then a home. As in each of the Detective Helen Grace books you think you are going down a road and then a turn happens and it may be jarring, but in the end you are satisfied!
I will continue to read this series one by one, I just adore these books! They are as close to cozy mysteries as this mystery/thriller reader will get.
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (and there is one!)
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 16 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.