- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 6799 KB
- Print Length: 380 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (10 Mar. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- Source: Netgalley
'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER
There are some fates worse than death . . .
Called to a Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him.
A man from the double life she has concealed from her superiors, Helen is determined to find his murderer - while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs.
When a new victim is found, Helen works around the clock to stop her life unravelling. She'll do anything to solve this case - but dare she reveal her own darkest secrets and lose everything?
And would even that be enough to stop this killer?
Well that's book 5 read, and if i'm honest I have nothing but praise for this series. It's difficult to believe each time you read one of these books that the next one could be any better, but that is exactly what seems to be happening.
This is the fifth book in the Helen Grace series, a series I’ve grown to really enjoy. I’m a little behind with the series, but that’s not such a bad thing as been able to read this one as soon as I finished book four, and I can now read book 6 without having to wait.
As I said it’s a series I’ve really grown to like, I like the characters and I like how each case is different.
If you haven’t read any of this series, then I really can recommend it. But I would say read it from book one, you could probably get away with reading it on it’s own, but I think you get a better feel for the story if they are read in order.
It really is more interesting when you have followed the characters and got a feel for their back history. I always feel when I’ve followed a series as though I personally know the characters, and this is certainly the case here.
I enjoy the character that is Helen Grace; she’s very different, I would say unique. But I really do like her, and the way she works.
She’s been good friends with Charlie, who has also appeared in each book, and this time I think their friendship is really tested, especially so as Helen can’t seem to open up and tell her the truth.
In this book we have a complex case involving murder of someone Helen knows from her past. It’s tough for Helen, and she can’t decide if to reveal that she knows the victim or not as it would then lead to her admitting what she likes to do in her free time. And Helen really does like to keep her private life PRIVATE.
Helen’s arch enemy the Journalist Amelia is also out for war with Helen. After their recent truce it now seems like the gloves are off again, and it’s all out war.
The ending of this book really hits you and I actually feel a little smug here, because by being behind in this series, I can now go on to read the next one.
I received the book via Netgalley, so thank you for approving my request. The views in this review are only my thoughts.