Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Doll's House - A Shout Out

Idgie Says:
Want a creepy book to keep you jittery and on edge through the cold winter months?  Well, here's one that will do nicely.  I also recently gave a shout out to Eeny Meeny but didn't read it - I'm the squeamish sort and it appeared to be way off my comfort zone. But I know there are a lot of enthusiasts of this genre and this looks to be a doozy of a read.

This author's writing will send chills up your spine....and back down again.


February 2, 2015
M.J. Arlidge is a bona-fide worldwide phenomenon. Currently one of the UK’s most popular crime writers, Arlidge burst onto the U.S. mystery/thriller scene with the publication of EENY MEENY this past June. Praised by bestselling authors like Jeffery Deaver, Tami Hoag, and Lisa Gardner; reviewed in several national publications, including USA Today; recommended by ESPN’s Mike Greenberg; tweeted about by Stephen King; and selected for the Target Book Club, Eeny Meeny introduced readers to Detective Helen Grace, one of the most compelling protagonists to headline a mystery series in years.
Arlidge then followed it up with the equally well-received Pop Goes the Weasel, which cemented why readers across the globe have become obsessed with his gripping, lightning-paced thrillers.
The brilliant but complicated Helen Grace is back for a third outing in THE DOLL’S HOUSE (NAL Trade Paperback Original; February 2, 2015; $15.00), which opens with one of Arlidge’s now-signature harrowing scenarios:  Ruby wakes up one morning after a night out on the town, however, she quickly realizes she’s locked in a basement with no means of escape. Her captor eerily explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants Ruby, except for him.
At the same time, the body of a woman is found buried in a secluded beach, but according to forensics, the woman has been dead for years, yet no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She's has been sending text messages to her family and updating her Twitter for years. Helen Grace, once again, is on a race against the clock to find Ruby and deduce the mastermind behind this disturbing crime.