Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Praise for EENY MEENY:
“Boy, do the pages fly by…It's almost always cause for skepticism when a book's jacket copy promises an ingenious new variety of serial killer, but amazingly enough it's true of M.J. Arlidge's gripping debut.”
USA Today, 3 ½ stars (of 4)
“A brilliant read that is impossible to let go of until the final page.”
Crimespree Magazine
“Fast-paced, terrifying, and impossible to put down, this gripping debut stars a fierce protagonist in [Helen] Grace.”
Library Journal, starred review
“Arlidge delivers on the promise of the first Helen Grace thriller with another gripping and action-packed read topped by a final twist.”
—Library Journal
“Readers will root for this admirable if flawed heroine every step of the way.”
—Publishers Weekly


The Doll's House is the new twisting and terrifying thriller in the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series from M.J. Arlidge.

Arlidge is the author of Eeny Meeny and Pop Goes the Weasel, and has been dubbed 'the new Jo Nesbo'.

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 . . .

5 STARS!!!!!

I LOVE these Helen Grace books! This is Book 3 of the Helen Grace series, and there is so much action, you really can’t stop turning the pages of these books! Believe me, you are flying through these books rampantly reading because of the way this author writes, yes, she writes THAT GREAT! Before you know it, ALL of her stories have had me wrapped up inside of them unable to do ANYTHING ELSE!
If you are looking for a book to get completely lost in, and like psychological thrillers like this one is, then these are definitely books you can do that with! Go ahead, tune out life completely, otherwise the book is going to do that for you anyway! The same thing has happened with all her books I have read so far!
I like this, though, I really do! So far I have gotten the wonderfully amazing opportunity to get to  review all of this author’s novels so far, and this Inspector Helen Grace is a kick-butt police woman who has every bit of confidence she could possibly want or need to get the bad guy! She has a few demons of her own that push her to go after killers and catch them, these egg her on. Nothing scares her, and there is nothing that is going to hold her back from meeting whatever she must head-on. Those demons of hers are what drives her. I believe that is what attracts me to this series of books so much is her confidence and strength!
If you like psychological thrillers, this one is SURELY to keep you awake at night, have you miss some meals, and some housework, too. (Bummer . . .  NOT!!!) These books are NOT for the light at heart, either, in case you are extra sensitive and can’t tolerate books like these. They can be extremely graphic, and this one is just like the other two. I’m just letting you know so you are not turned off. I have the stomach of iron, so those things don’t bother me.
I’m not going to go too much more into explaining what happens in this book other than the description and how this book read because many other people have written fully detailed reviews, and I don’t want my review giving you the last bit of info to be able to solve the crime before you even start reading it, or to be able to solve this in the very beginning. One last thing to say about this book is this was not this author’s strongest book. I think she had too much going on in this one and it detracted from the story. I’ve noticed other people have said something similar to this as well. Also, this is not a good book to go into and start reading this series, and I have to agree with the other reviewers who say this, too. Pick up her first or second book first, and those will give you the background you need to know what I’m talking about with her demons and more.
One last thing. Set some time aside! You’re going to become addicted to this book! I wish I could look and see if you had your shoes on when you started reading this book and if they stayed on or if you kicked them off? There was no way I could keep mine on! I think I was running in my chair without even realizing it! LOL!
Get ready for later this summer with Liar, Liar! These books are always behind for us because this author is from the UK and his books are published there first. Just a little FYI in case you did not know this is any book published in another country will always be published there first before here. This is how we end up with so many different covers at times! This cover is kind of spooky, huh! Love it!
I received this book for FREE from the Publisher, Berkley and New American Library (NAL) plus NetGalley, in exchange to read and write a review about it. "Free" means I was provided with ZERO MONIES to do so, but just to enjoy the pure pleasure of reading it and giving my own honest opinion no matter whether it is positive or negative. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the law set here: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html The Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, 16 CFR 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Federal Acquisition Regulation.

This #GIVEAWAY runs until March 9th, 2016

US ONLY per the publisher as this giveaway is for
ONE print copy of The Doll's House, Helen Grace #3 by MJ Arlidge!

TO ENTER: FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW! (See the scroll bar to the RIGHT of the form? You WILL need to use it, just put your cursor on the scroll bar and move it up and down. I like to point this out to everyone because one time I had a person who could not figure out HOW to to use this type of entry form. It IS SIMPLE! Any further questions about, just leave a comment and I will answer you - if you want to leave your email, you CAN do that, just garble it up as I will do mine and leave it here for you to contact me if need be: 
laurieisreading at g maildot com THERE! NO robot is going to pick that up!
Good luck, and if you don't win, if you LOVE psychological thrillers, I would DEFINITELY suggest starting with his FIRST book,
Eeny Meeny, Helen Grace #1
Pop Goes the Weasel, Helen Grace #2 and now this one,
The Doll's House, Helen Grace #3, then
Liar, Liar, Helen Grace #4, and
Little Boy Blue, Helen Grace #5
I don't know if there are more planned after #5 or not?
Six Degrees of Assassination
MJ Arlidge's Goodreads Author Page is HERE! - I know this author has an Author Webpage, too, I have to hunt it down! LOL!
Twitter: @MJArlidge

ebook: $  9.99
print:   $12.36

No comments:

Post a Comment

I LOVE Comments so please leave one! After I review the comments and make sure they are NOT SPAM - I HAVE BEEN BOMBARDED WITH SPAM - YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE! Thanks SO MUCH for your patience and for leaving a comment!!! Comments are ALWAYS welcomed, YET THEY WILL NOT LINK TO GOOGLE+ EITHER DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF SPAM!!! When I say this blog is experiencing SPAM, we are talking 30+ comments PER DAY that are spam! Please understand!! Again, thank you!!