Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge
The "dark, twisted, thought-provoking" (#1 New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag) international bestseller—first in the new series featuring Detective Helen Grace.
Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.
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....
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This one was pretty good. I enjoyed the plot and the suspense. I think I am done with detective/mystery novels for a bit though.
I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of the book and the plot was so well written and everything intertwined perfectly. I thought that there could have been more clues for the reader to be able to guess the killer. It is always fun when it feels a bit more "interactive" for lack of a better term there. But nonetheless, the plot was good and kept you guessing.
I liked Helen. She was complex and had many flaws which made her into a real character, but I thought she sometimes came off as being too perfect of a detective. She never seemed to have too much trouble with the case and the reader was told she was given some "special" treatment because she didn't want or have a family at home. I understand that this is the way of the world, but I feel like I wanted Helen to acknowledge it.
I didn't like the changing points of view that followed everyone around. I thought it detracted a bit from the story. I do like when it flips from the investigator to the killer, but I thought the change between that many different characters was too much for the story. One or two is more than enough for this type of story.
I was disheartened by the ending but I am glad that this was the choice made by the characters and the author. I am excited to see where it will go from here for Helen and her crew since it is a series. I will probably be following the rest of the series.
Overall: Somewhere between a 3.5 and a 4/5 stars.