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Book Review: MJ Aldridge Eeny Meeny (DCI Helen Grace #1)




Rating
3 out of 5 stars
Country
United Kingdom
Writers
MJ Aldridge
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Sub Genre
Police Procedural
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Plot Summary
Eeny Meeny is the first novel in the DCI Helen Grace series by author MJ Aldridge.  A women comes out of the woods with an unbelievable story but every word is true.  But when another escapee is found days later a pattern starts to emerge.  Pairs of victims are being kidnapped and face a terrifying choice.  Kill or be killed.  As DCI Helen Grace investigates she realises she is on the hunt for a sadistic killer.



#2 Pop Goes The Weasel  

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My Review
MJ Aldridge is perhaps better know as a TV script writer working on crime dramas for British TV.  I believe this is her debut novel and introduces her new character DCI Helen Grace, a tough female copper working for the Southampton Police with something of a depressing past.

There is, I thought reading this, something of the Val McDermid about MJ Aldridge's writing.  I did think it very similar to McDermid's Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, although not quite to the same standard.  But nonetheless it was a thrilling and enjoyable read.

It is a quite a dark novel with some interesting psychological insights and becomes a book about pain and how people deal with it in various ways.  The case forces Helen Grace to confront her past and her own demons and there is a shocking twist at the end.

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In The Series

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Eeny Meeny

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Pop Goes The Weasel
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