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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sorry I'd Overlooked This Gem: Introducing Detective Inspector Helen Grace

At times there were parts of Eeny Meeny, first in the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series, that were awfully gruesome, yet also very honest. Helen has her work cut out with her on this case. Someone is kidnapping pairs of people, putting them in an impossible-to-escape location, and telling them in order to get out, one of them must kill the other. Whether it's a couple, friends, or family members, no one wants to have to kill the other, but as days pass, desperation sets in. It's Helen's job to figure out who the kidnapper is and who the next victims are.

None of this is easy. Helen must keep the press from alerting the public and causing mass panic. She also must figure out a pattern to the victims, though it doesn't seem that there is one. When the pieces of the puzzle start coming together, Helen may not be prepared for what's really going on.

From the very first sentence, I was hooked. Each crime is set up with spectacular detail. You're drawn into the creepy atmosphere and left on the edge of your seat as to what the victims will do. As the "game" progresses, it gets creepier. Settings are exquisitely designed. I felt like I was in the abandoned pool with no way out.

I'm a big fan of British crime dramas like Luther, Rosemary & Thyme, and so many others. Eeny Meeny definitely let me craving more. I can't wait to read the next Helen Grace novel.

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