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    Exciting and Unpredictable

    An exciting and suspenseful story with many subplots to keep the reader involved. Helen and her cohorts drag a lot of baggage with them, and the reader understands the nuances very well. The book is written for complete understanding without any interference with the action. I had several "Oh no!" moments as surprise after surprise kept the story rebounding. Definitely worth a re-read.
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    Fast-Paced Unique Thriller

    I did enjoy Pop Goes the Weasel more than I did the first title in the Helen Grace series, Eeny Meeny. I think part of the problem for me is, that I have a hard time reading and enjoying books that take place in other countries. It's hard for me to get past what I'm used to and step out of my comfort zone, but I am finding myself reading more and more international titles. With that being said, I have got to say that M.J. Arlidge writes probably some of the most descriptive stories that I've ever read! I don't mind gory and twisted, so I applaud his genius stories and his willingness to go where many other authors aren't willing to go! His writing reminds me of that of Chelsea Cain, in a way. I must admit, this story has a clever and unique plot, and certainly no one can say that Arlidge didn't muster up his creative juices with this one. As with reading international titles, I find it just as difficult to listen to them as well. However, I still think that Elizabeth Bower did a great job narrating this title. I did struggle with rating this title because I was able to breeze right though it and I didn't not like it, so that made rating it difficult. I definitely would continue on with the Helen Grace series, if and when a new title is released. I really think that Arlidge is going places!
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    Engrossing Novel! Excellent Book!

    Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge is the second book in A Detective Helen Grace Thriller series. Detective Inspector Helen Grace has returned to her job at the Southampton Central Police Station as a leader of a Major Incident Team. She has kept herself busy (with work) since she killed her sister Marianne (serial killer in last book). DC Charlie Brooks will be returning to work in the next few days. She has not worked since she was held hostage by Marianne. Charlie lost the baby she was carrying. Instead of going to another department or station, Charlie is returning to the team. They also have a new boss, Detective Superintendent Ceri Harwood. Harwood is very different from Michael Whittaker (former boss and Grace’s mentor). Harwood is the type to let others do the work and then she takes the glory for promotions. Harwood also believes in working with the press. She has decided to work with Emilia Garanita, a reporter with the Southampton Evening News (a royal pain in Helen Grace’s behind). There is a new killer in town. The killer is sadistic and takes an organ from the victim. The perp then delivers the organ to family (or co-workers). Will the team be able to catch the killer? Pop Goes the Weasel will keep engrossed until the very last word. It has great characters and a juicy mystery. I was a little disappointed at how easy it was to figure out the killer. Pop Goes the Weasel is superbly written, and I was interested to find out what happened to the characters after the death of Marianne. The book does contain explicit violence and sadomasochism (fair warning). I give Pop Goes the Weasel 5 out of 5 stars. In order to understand Pop Goes the Weasel, you do need to read the first book in the series (which you will enjoy). I cannot wait for the next book from M. J. Arlidge. I received a complimentary copy of Pop Goes the Weasel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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    Even Better Than Eeny Meeny

    Read my review of Eeny Meeny, the first book in the Detective Helen Grace series, here on Kobo. I find it very difficult to write reviews of multiple books in a crime/mystery series, particularly if I fell in love with the main character early on. Detective Inspector Helen Grace sprang out of M.J. Arlidge's hands fully developed and nuanced, so what more is there to say about subsequent books without my review degenerating into a mere plot synopsis? Well, I'll tell you: in Pop Goes the Weasel, Arlidge not only delivers another engrossing plot, but also lavishes attention of the development of secondary characters. In this respect, the Detective Helen Grace series is reminiscent of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, in which a minor character in one book becomes the star of a subsequent one. Here, Detective Constable Charlene "Charlie" Brooks assumes more prominence as she struggles to recover from her horrific experience in Eeny Meeny and to define herself as a police officer independent of her mentor Grace. Don't get me wrong; Grace is still very much the star of the series, and her character continues to evolve. However, Arlidge has surrounded her with an intriguing cast of secondary characters, and it is her relationships with her team members that make this a standout series. I received a free copy of Pop Goes the Weasel through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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