The hardest (and if I’m honest, scariest) part about starting this blog is deciding where to begin, you need to remember that in the past 8 and a half months I have read 45 books! So just simply saying I want to write about the books I read doesn’t exactly narrow it down.
So, I asked myself, have there been any particular memorable reads? Yes! I found DI Helen Grace. It never takes me longer than 4 days to finish one of these books, ok fair enough I’m only halfway through the series but I am hooked! I stayed up way later than I should have Sunday night to finish The Doll’s house which is the third book in the Helen Grace series.
So back in June I picked up Eeny Meeny which is the first in this series and it was one of the best decisions I made. I know that we are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, however, in all honesty the cover is what draws my attention to the book, unfortunately if I don’t like the cover, then I’m sorry but I’m not likely to choose to buy and read that book.
The covers of these books definitely captured my attention and that is what made me pick up Eeny Meeny. When I was reading this book I thought that I knew how it was going to end, Helen Grace would be another hero who stopped a monstrous serial killer. I won’t spoil the ending. But it was not played out how I expected, I think that one of the things that really pulls me in to Helen Grace is that I can never predict what will happen next (usually I get bored of books easily if I’m always one step ahead of the character) the amount of times I gasped audibly while reading this series, is at least double that of other recent reads.
I will do a more detailed post of each of these books soon, I just felt that this was a good place to start with my first actual crime fiction post.
If you are a M. J. Arlidge virgin, then I insist that you pick up one of her books and become swallowed up by Helen Grace.