Monday, October 26, 2015

Review: Eeny Meeny by MJ Arlidge

Eeny Meeny
by MJ Arlidge

Publisher: NAL
Pages: 420
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.

It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them.

Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case—with its seemingly random victims—has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense....

Kritters Thoughts:  The first in a series that centers around Detective Inspector Helen Grace.  Through this first book, the reader gets to know DI Helen Grace and her team while the go through their first major case.  A serial killer is kidnapping people in sets of two and giving them an ultimatum they live when someone between the two dies.  A little confusing, but trust me it was good.

I loved starting this series at the beginning and getting to know the DI and her team while they are in action trying to track down a serial killer.  With the chapters being short and sweet, I thought before starting that this book would lack flow - I was wrong, it did not.  Instead I kept reading and reading well past my bedtime when I picked it up and almost got halfway done.  I just wanted to keep reading and reading and the pace didn't slow from page one to the very end.

I have read quite a bit in the mystery/thriller genre, but this one definitely made me squirm a little, there was definitely some gore and gross in this one, so if you have a light stomach, you may want to be careful with this one.  But if you are a longtime fan of the genre, this one is for you.  

Tomorrow, I will be reviewing the second in the series and I can't wait to keep up with this one as they come out.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row (I did though!)

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.


  1. Thanks for the warning about the gore! I'm not sure this one will be for me....

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  2. Yeah it made me cringe a few times, but it wasn't unnecessary it worked. I know that some readers stay away from the gore in mystery/thrillers, I can handle it to a point.


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