Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent (Sun)
DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone (Daily Mail)
M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace (Daily Mail)
Chilling stuff (Fabulist)
A chilling read (My Weekly)
A grisly, gripping thriller (Sunday Mirror)
Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow (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)
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)
From the Back Cover
A man's body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children.
He is the first victim, and Detective Inspector Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night?
The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives.
Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase . . .
PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE
'Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent'
'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine . . . Arlidge weaver together a tapestry that chills to the bone'
'This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo'