Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. Alridge

Posted June 26, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. AlridgeEeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge
Series: Helen Grace
Published by NAL on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The "dark, twisted, thought-provoking" (#1 New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag) international bestseller—first in the new series featuring Detective Helen Grace.Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them.Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case—with its seemingly random victims—has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense....


Eeny Meeny will have you gripping the edge of your seat.  It’s dark, twisted, and full of surprises.

I couldn’t stop reading this book.  I had to know what was going to happen next, who the next set of victims would be, and how they were being chosen.  Just when you think you might have things figured out, something else happens to make you question everything.

Eeny Meeny is told in a few point of views.  We have Helen who is the lead detective, Charlie & Mark officers she has on her task team, and the person behind the disappearances.  There are also the voices of those that have been put in the life or death choice as well.  Helen is trying to do her job, but the things that have happened to the survivors of the abductions are terrifying, and she can’t figure out how they connect.

I couldn’t imagine being in the shoes of the victims and deciding if my life was more important than theirs.  Each person has their own thoughts to battle, and in the end a choice has to be made.  Each survivor is trying to deal with their emotions from the choice they made.

Helen is also going a bit crazy trying to work this case.  Things happen within her department, and there are big scandals that have to be figured out.  She doesn’t allow herself a personal life, and constantly beats herself up, in a rather unusual way, to deal with the stress her co-workers, the families, and herself weigh her down with.  I want to know more about her character, and see how she copes with the events in this book.

When the time comes to face the suspect things are tense.  I loved that this book kept me guessing, and I’m ready for more in this series.

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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