Thriller Books

Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

So my semester started last week, hence the lack of posting. But I’m posting now, and when I remember, lol.

This book is one that you might remember seeing… Everywhere! It was all over my instagram feed as well as bookclub on Facebook, so I knew I had to join the club and try it.

It’s the first book in the DI Helen Grace series…

12782311_1079941885404955_1689472399_nThe girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it. 

Days later, another desperate escapee is found – and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faces with a terrible choice: kill or be killed. 

Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind?

To be honest after the first three chapters, I can’t say I was super impressed. The writing felt ‘new’ and the story/character set-up felt a bit stiff and a tad on the boring side. There were a few too many serial killer cliche’ lines that made me groan a little too loud and that’s when I seriously considered giving it up. BUT… I started enjoying the fact that the chapters are short and snappy. The storyline grew to be more enjoyable because the character introductions were out of the way, and I very much grew to enjoy the development of the protagonist.

While I find the topic of serial killers, a difficult one for an author to broach, for me anyway, when the author stopped focusing on the facts and cliche’s of serial killers, and just that it was a person playing psychological mind games, the story grew into one that you couldn’t possibly stop reading. I was surprised at the end, I’m not sure that anyone would have guessed who the killer was, although I did feel it was a little rushed uncovering the clues that were becoming more obvious nearing the end.

I’m looking forward to reading the author’s next book in the series Pop Goes the Weasel.

If you’re wanting to purchase the kindle edition of Eeny Meeny, click here to go to amazon.

I rate the book: large_cute-bookworm 1large_cute-bookworm 1large_cute-bookworm 1large_cute-bookworm 1/5

Happy reading

Nat

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