Friday, February 12, 2016

Review: The Doll's House by MJ Arlidge

The Doll's House
by MJ Arlidge

Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.

Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave.

For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.

And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she begins to realize that she's in a desperate race against time . . .

Kritters Thoughts:  The third in a series that follows a Detective in England - Helen Grace.  Each of these books have a serial killer who has interesting ways they find their victims and kill their victims and The Doll's House did not disappoint.  

In this book, you have a killer who has a particular type of girl for a certain reason that he finds and holds on to until it doesn't work out and then he kills them and disposes the body.  Helen Grace and her team need to find out how he finds the ladies and then where he keeps them in order to find him.  

At the same time that the major investigation is going on, there is drama inhouse and Helen Grace and her team have some infighting and they have to fix it before it affects their work.  This storyline has continued from the previous and ties the books together, so even though each killer is contained within each book, I would suggest starting at the beginning so you can get the full story of these officers beyond their investigations.  

I read this one while my husband was away on a work trip and there were definitely some times where I wish I wasn't home alone!  MJ Arlidge definitely knows where to find the creep factor and if I am honest, I loved every minute!  I will be not so patiently waiting for the next one!  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

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.

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