My review of Love Me Not by M.J. Arlidge

A desperate young woman runs through the storm. She hares up the path, hammering desperately on the front door, crying for help. The startled owner opens the door, ushers her inside, promising her whatever assistance she needs. This fateful decision will be his last. He should never have opened the door . . .

A middle aged couple are found brutally murdered in their ransacked suburban house. Helen Grace, now back at Southampton Central following her release from prison, is first on the scene. The crime is baffling, hideous, cruel, but before Helen can process the evidence, another double murder is reported – identical in almost every way to the first. What follows is the darkest, most dangerous night of Helen’s life as a sequence of brutal home invasions takes place. By sunrise eight people will be dead and Helen may well be the ninth as she finds herself locked on a collision course with a pair of rampaging spree killers. Is there method in their madness? Or are they selecting their victims at random? It falls to Helen to wrestle with these questions – only by answering them can she end the bloodshed.

Oh my goodness, this book was brilliant!!! I loved the story and flew through it from cover to cover. The pace is excellent and personally think that the story line is the best so far in the Helen Grace series, it is a story I could really easily see happening too.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the sixth book in the series but this one tops all of the books I’ve read so far in 2017 and all of the books in the series (and I’ve read them all). I really, really enjoyed it and wouldn’t hesitate to give it 5 stars.

I loved the format and how the story played out and the way the book is a different style from the others in the series. Very highly recommended and you won’t regret it if you love fast paced crime thrillers!!

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