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  • ISBN-10: 1405914882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405914888
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (423 customer reviews)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably The Best Book I've Read This Year 8 Jun 2014
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A really good debut novel with some strong characters and storyline full of twists and turns. I defy anyone not to read this book in one sitting. Can't wait for the sequel.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Story 8 May 2014
By atticusfinch1048 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Eeny Meeny – stunning and brilliant

M.J. Arlidge has spent a career writing high class drama for our delectations on television as well as producing crime dramas for ITV. He has brought his experience to this novel and really gives us a taste of suspense, thriller that packs a punch not sure where or who is next and why. He does pose the reader the question though of what would you do to survive all the way through the book. As you get towards the end of the book the one thing you do not want to do is put it down as the pace and anxiety of why the crimes are happening and who will get damaged in the process really picks up a pace and you want actually need to know.

Eeny Meeny introduces us to DI Helen Grace who is a strong and effective leader of her team, both admired and feared due to her drive and determination. She is a defective detective without the usual hang ups of drink and drugs, but how she deals with those hang ups is different but helps to explain the steel in Grace’s character.

She needs all that steel, drive and determination to solve a number of murders where one has pulled the trigger but is seemingly an innocent player in a very unusual game of life and death. Her first crime that of an emaciated young woman appears from out of the woods at the amusement park and admits to murder but that it was kill or be killed. Then other people disappear and the survivor reappears with the same story but different setting it is just that the survivor is the living calling card from the murderer towards Grace’s team. There is plenty of survivor guilt which does not make things simple for the investigation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EENY MEENY - Compulsive reading 16 Sep 2014
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I have a vicarious envy of readers who sit down and read a book in one sitting, something I've never had the time to do. Except this book has been an exception. I couldn't put it down.

The character of Helen Grace was well constructed, a wounded DI is no stranger to crime fiction, but hers was deliciously different from other contenders in terms of her method of self-punishment and self-loathing. The supporting cast of Charlie and Mark were also exceptional, and the author did a good job of manoeuvring their passage throughout the book until the end. Great, strong characters throughout. Well Done.

I can easily see this being snapped up by TV execs looking for a new angle on the police drama series.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read! 13 May 2014
Format:Paperback
I was sent this book as a first reader. When it arrived I glanced at the first chapter and was hooked straight away. Its a dark, gritty crime thriller with plenty of plot twists which I wont go into so not to spoil anything. I noted that the author worked in TV previously and you can tell from the very visual discriptions and fast pace with short choppy chapters.
The characters come across as real and you can relate to them. I would recommend this if you like crime thrillers but its not for the faint hearted. Overall a well thought out book which I really enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 15 Sep 2014
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This is a fantastic crime thriller that introduces DI Helen Grace. It is fast paced from the first page right through to the last page and the short chapters make it an easy read.

Kill or be killed? What would you do? Could you do it if you had to? Couples are abducted and it is down to Helen Grace and her team to find the maniac behind this nightmare. It is graphic and dark but it makes you want to keep on reading, to find out whodunit.

Would recommend to anyone who likes a good thriller. Off to buy the next one in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! 12 Sep 2014
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Thought this was a fantastic murder mystery - best I have read in a long while. This novel gripped me after the first few pages and could not put it down - the end of the book was a race to the finish, and what was great was I had no idea who the murderer was until the end which made the ending even better. The end was rushed slightly, however that might just be because I didnt want the book to end!!

Reading the second in the series already and sad to know the third book will not be out until Feb 2015!!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really gripping read! 8 May 2014
By Mad
Format:Paperback
This is a book for all the fans of Jeffery Deaver. It has a mystery, suspense and... a truly sick serial killer!
I wasn't really sure if I wanted to read this book. The blurb promised the content reminding me of the movie "Saw", which I did watch, but with misgivings - this is just not my genre. But I decided to give "Eeny Meeny" a chance. And true enough, at the very beginning we have the abduction of a couple, who are imprisoned and given a horrible choice - to kill or to be killed. Seemed cruel and graphic, but I wanted to find out who was doing that. And when more victims disappear and are faced with the same choice, I was hooked and just wanted to find the killer.
Throughout the book we can find small clues to the mysterious identity of our perpetrator. They are cleverly hidden and never given straight out. They are hinted at and suggested, so nothing is easy. I picked up some notions about 3/4 through the book. And only guessed the identity of the killer towards the very end - at least before it was revealed by the author :0) The book is written well and avoids predictability, which makes it a good story in my opinion.

I received this book for a review courtesy of Lovereading. Thanks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good story-easy read
Gripping book and well written, plenty to keep you turning the pages and definitely an author I would read again.
Published 6 hours ago by Swayzek
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This book started well and then nose-dived. It was if the author was dredging every which way to make it exciting. Read more
Published 11 hours ago by Kaffmatt
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
very good book, couldn't put it down! although, the ending annoyed me. but still the book gripped me from the beginning! Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Fayby3
2.0 out of 5 stars Eeny Meeny
Didn't finish this book
Published 19 hours ago by Mrs Valerie Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book easy read
Published 20 hours ago by Noreen Corcoran
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring predictable ending
Fizzled out. Boring predictable ending!
Published 1 day ago by Kevin M.
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to hook
was gripped from start to finish. So well written with nice twists and turns the reader doesn't see coming. Have now purchased the sequel!
Published 1 day ago by writer1230
1.0 out of 5 stars Unrealistic
This book is very readable but the content is violent and often totally unrealistic. We have a DI who quite simply would never have achieved her rank because of her background and... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Rennie
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
really glad i purchaseed this book. Rare to find a UK thriller that in my opinion competes with the likes of chirs carter, chelsea cain, karen slaughter and lisa gardener. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Dawn
4.0 out of 5 stars Went meeny
This is the first book of this authors but it was a very good story with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing right up to the end I would recommend this book to anyone... Read more
Published 1 day ago by mr robert collins
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