DCI Helen Grace is the youngest female officer to be promoted so far up the chain in the Southampton Force, but will it help her get to the killer who is abducting couples and giving them the choice to kill or be killed? A gritty, gripping and taut crime thriller chronicling the killings of a rare type of serial killer.
Helen Grace is well written as a self-tortured but ambitious senior officer who makes mistakes and has a past that slowly emerges during this first book. Not for the faint-hearted and definitely a series I hope to keep up with.
It’s good to hear you liked it. It was really good in the beginning, but sadly dulled out in the end. I might try and read the sequel; hopefully it’ll be better than the first.
I think the dullness came from repetition of the abductions without ant new facts/clues coming to light (and I did think I would have to be deprived of water for longer than 48 hours to even consider drinking my own urine )but I liked it enough to get Pop Goes the Weasel, I just hope it doesn’t have the curse of the formulaic crime thriller which would kill the series for me.
Looks good, reminds me of that Helen Mirren series about the female chief inspector in London. Thanks for the review.
Think of a more dynamic Helen Mirren without the 80s archaic attitudes to women in the police, although sexism appears alive and well in this one too.
The cover I looks perfectly haunted and I love the title. I think I will be trying to read this, because I need more of a scare in my books. Loving this, and thanks for share!