Thursday 9 June 2022

BLOG TOUR: Cat and Mouse (DI Helen Grace Book 11) - M.J. Arlidge


When you think you're safe,
When you think you're all alone,
That's when he'll come for you...

A silent killer stalks the city, targeting those home alone at night - killing without pity or remorse.

As panic spreads, Detective Inspector Helen Grace leads the investigation, but is herself a hunted woman, her every step dogged by a ruthless killer bent on revenge.

As she tracks the murderer, Grace begins to suspect there is a truly shocking home truth that connects these brutal crimes...

Check the windows, lock the doors - this is a twisted page-turner that will prey on your darkest fears, in the way only M.J. Arlidge can.

What did I think?

I jumped into the DI Helen Grace series at book 10, Truth or Dare, and it finishes on a such a brilliant cliffhanger that I couldn't wait to read book 11, Cat and Mouse.  You can read this as a standalone novel, however, as it does follow straight on from the previous book, I would recommend reading Truth or Dare first.

I always set myself a reading target when I start a new book, allowing myself five days to read Cat and Mouse, but I couldn't put it down and finished it over a period of 48 hours.  It's so fast paced and gripping that I'm sure I was reading a lot faster than I usually would, widening my eyes to devour as many words as possible in the shortest timeframe.

I love motorbike driving detective Helen Grace and the whole team in Southampton, although one in particular is definitely a love to hate as he wants rid of Helen.  Helen doesn't think twice about throwing herself in the path of danger when a murderer is on the loose and I thought she was a goner on several occasions as the suspense and tension reached its peak.  Although it's not just Helen's life that is in danger, it's her whole career...

I cannot even begin to describe how good this book is - it's just brilliant from start to finish.  It's one of those books where you're enjoying it so much you don't want it to end, yet you can't read it fast enough.  Even though it's only the second book in the series that I have read, it's definitely the best DI Helen Grace book I have read (so far).  

Blisteringly fast paced with a razor sharp plot, Cat and Mouse is an outstanding addition to the DI Helen Grace series.  So very highly recommended and one I'll definitely be reading again when I find the time to start the series.

I received an ARC from the publisher to read and review for the blog tour; this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:

Matthew (MJ) Arlidge has worked in television for the last twenty years, specialising in high-end drama production, including prime-time crime serials Silent Witness, Torn, The Little House and, most recently, the hit TV show Innocent. His debut thriller, Eeny Meeny, was the UK’s bestselling crime debut of 2014 and has been followed by nine more DI Helen Grace bestsellers including the latest, All Fall Down. In 2015, his audiobook exclusive Six Degrees of Assassination was a number-one bestseller.

Social media links:
Twitter: @mjarlidge
Instagram: @m_j_arlidge
Facebook: @MJArlidge

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