Detective Inspector Helen Grace is no stranger to tragedy. But when a body is found in a Southampton nightclub, the death cuts too close to the bone.
Hiding her personal connection to the victim – and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs – Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead.
As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice.
Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web?
But whatever she does, this killer will not stop until the truth is revealed: there are some fates worse than death . . .
Little Boy Blue is the fifth book in the Helen Grace series. I have to say I think the author gives enough background information in this book, so for any readers new to this series I think it does work well as a stand alone, though having read all the books in the series, believe me you will want to read them after reading this one.
I have loved all the books in the series and after finishing each book I think that, that particular book is the best one yet. Well let me tell you that Little Boy Blue is with out a doubt the best book in the series, hands down!
With a shocking first chapter, the author had me well and truly gripped right from the off. The whole storyline is uncomfortably to close to home for Helen and tensions between Helen and her colleagues are at the highest levels ever.
I think due to the nature of this case, it has Helen as well as the reader on edge straight away. It has to be one of the most darkest and dangerous cases to date for Helen as her whole career depends on finding the killer.
Little Boy Blue is without a doubt a tense and edge of your seat read. There are so many shocks in store, not only for the readers but for Helen also. I have no idea how M J Arlidge manages to up the level of each book, but he has, and with Little Boy Blue he has not only raised the bar he has totally obliterated it! Without a doubt one of my top reads for 2016!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Penguin UK – Michael Joseph for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Little Boy Blue is due to be published on the 10th of March for kindle and hardback. You can pre order a copy on Amazon.