’What a great premise!’ Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek
Eeny Meeny is the rocket-paced serial-killer thriller debut from M. J. Arlidge. Eeny Meeny was a Richard and Judy Book Club Summer 2014 pick.
The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it.
Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: kill or be killed.
Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind?
Detective Inspector Helen Grace has faced down her own demons on her rise to the top. As she leads the investigation to hunt down this unseen monster, she learns that it may be the survivors - living calling cards - who hold the key to the case.
And unless she succeeds, more innocents will die…
Introducing M. J. Arlidge’s Detective Inspector Helen Grace, Eeny Meeny is an electrifying début, with the nerve-shredding intensity of Saw and Along Came a Spider. Fans of James Patterson and Mo Hayder should pay attention.
Praise for M.J. Arlidge and the DI Helen Grace series:
’M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace’ Daily Mail
’Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent’ Sun
’Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years.’ Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek
’Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless’ Sunday Sport
’Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!’ Lisa Gardner
’A gripping debut…D.I. Helen Grace is a flawed but winning heroine…and, boy, the pages fly by’ USA Today
’A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that’s sure to become another bestseller’ Huffington Post
His debut thriller, Eeny Meeny, was the UK’s bestselling crime debut of 2014. It was followed by the bestselling Pop Goes the Weasel, The Doll’s House, Liar Liar, Little Boy Blue, Hide and Seek and Love Me Not. Down to the Woods is the eighth DI Helen Grace thriller.
In 2019 he published a standalone thriller, A Gift for Dying.
M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace . . . he spares us none of the dark details, weaving them together into a tapestry that chills to the bone—Daily Mail
With an orchestration of tension that is always sharp and cinematic, M. J. Arlidge's debut novel grabs the reader by the throat—Barry Forshaw, Crimetime
Eeny Meeny is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo—Judy Finnigan
It's amazing—Richard Madeley
This taut, fast-paced debut is truly excellent—The Sun
A macabre, theatrical thriller that gripped me with every twist—Woman and Home
Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!—Lisa Gardner
Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet—Will Lavender
What a great premise!...EENY MEENY is a fresh and brilliant departure from the stock serial killer tale. And Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years—Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and Solitude Creek
A gripping debut ... D.I. Helen Grace is a flawed but winning heroine ... and, boy, the pages fly by—USA Today
A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller—Huffington Post
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