DI Helen Grace returns in Pop Goes the Weasel, the electrifying new thriller from M. J. Arlidge.
The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton's red-light district - horrifically mutilated, with his heart removed.
Hours later - and barely cold - the heart arrives with his wife and children by courier.
A pattern emerges when another male victim is found dead and eviscerated, his heart delivered soon afterwards.
The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse; revenge against the men who lead sordid double lives visiting prostitutes. For Grace, only one thing is certain: there's a vicious serial-killer at large who must be halted at all costs . . .
|I am getting to this review late, but let me say I am glad that it was as good as the first book. This is very difficult especially when not all of the characters from the first book where coming back. The team has changed and still Helen Grace has I think more of an edge to her in this book than the first for the way things ended and for things she was not able to say. She is also still upset with one of her teammates and for me this just adds to the story. The crime that they are working on is once again graphic but this all part of the authors way of writing. The darkness of the story line actually goes with the main character so it all works together. This is a well written and suspenseful story with an edge I don’t find too often these days. A fantastic read. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. |
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