Monday, November 16, 2015

Book Review: POP GOES THE WEASEL by M.J. Arlidge

The Book
From the international bestselling author of Eeny Meeny comes the second thriller in the “truly excellent series”* featuring Detective Helen Grace.

A man’s body is found in an empty house.
A gruesome memento of his murder is sent to his wife and children.

He is the first victim, and Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night?

The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives.

Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is—or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase....

A Reader's Opinion
Set in Southampton, England, there's a serial killer on the loose. Men in the city are being brutally murdered and their hearts, cut out of their bodies, are being sent to the grieving families.

What sets this book apart from the rest is that it's a female killer the Police are searching for. It's not an easy case: the only information they can get is from pimps and prostitutes who lead them down the wrong path for their own amusement or financial gain, but they get her in the end.

I really enjoyed reading this, but I wish I had read the first in the series beforehand. There were constant references to a previous case and murderer that I couldn't understand. That would be my only criticism. Otherwise I would highly recommend reading this and give it four stars out of five.

—Reviewed by Yolanda

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