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.
Mystery, crime, thriller.
this is the third book in the Helen Grace series, and with each book you learn a little more about her and her collegues. The chapters are a little too short and I usually enjoy short chapters, but these are a little too short, I don¨t feel I got into the story.
The story itself is good with the abduction of a young woman from the very start, it gets you going and wanting to read more, but the idea itself isn´t exactly new or different. This isn´t as fast paced as the previous two books, see my reviews for Eeny Meeny and Pop Goes the Weasel. I didn´t think was enough detail on the bad guy, but it wasn´t much of a guessing games as to who did it. I will definitely be looking out for more of the Helen Grace series, but this wasn´t one of the authors best.
About the Author
M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specialising in high end drama production. Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV In the last five years, and is currently working on a major adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans for the BBC.
Read an interview here.
About the book
Series: Detective Inspector Helen Grace
Publisher: Michael Joseph (June 2, 2015)