by MJ Arlidge
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Goodreads: Detective Inspector Helen Grace is no stranger to tragedy. But when a body is found in a Southampton nightclub, the death cuts too close to the bone. Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead. As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice. Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web? But whatever she does, this killer will not stop until the truth is revealed: there are some fates worse than death.
Kritters Thoughts: MJ Arlidge can write a mystery and can always surprise me out of left field with the culprit and every time I am completely satisfied!
This installment in the series not only has a gruesome murderer, but takes place kind of in the underworld - in a community that likes to be under the radar, the BDSM community. I have no opinions on this group, but even after reading this book I get the feeling that they are ok that they are known to be unknown. I loved combining this underground community with a murder it made the book a little extra creepy and mysterious.
I realized in this book that MJ Arlidge has a fantastic group of kick butt ladies taking center stage. Basically the top three investigators are serious ladies who want to work hard to get to the bottom of the case and I am glad that it took me 5 books to see the lady power!
I am excited to know that there are already two more books in this series and as they are perfect quick, creepy reads I can't wait to get my hands on them!
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 32 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.