The #Bookvent Calendar – Day 17

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my favourite reads of 2016.

My next choice for #bookvent is the latest in a series of books about a tough female detective. She is fierce and uncompromising but in this book, the investigation she undertakes is probably her toughest case yet. And for her, the stakes have never been higher. Again this was a tough call, with two books published this year which could easily have grabbed top spot, but ultimately this was just so edgy, it had to be the one. I read the first book in this series because it was set in Southampton and I have a thing for reading books set in areas I have my distribution depots located. I kept reading because the books, the cases, were flipping fab. Book number 17 is

Hide and Seek

by M.J.Arlidge

H&S

Oh. My. Word. Set just a few weeks after the explosive ending of ‘Little Boy Blue’, this is Helen Grace’s toughest case to date. She is on the wrong side of the investigation and unable to get anyone to take her seriously. The murders are gruesome and seemingly impossible. The way in which Arlidge keeps drawing out the tension, the perpetual risk that Helen finds herself in, is perfect. Nearly everyone is against her, her position almost impossible and yet she refuses to be beaten. I love the strength of character we find in Helen, even if she is a less than agreeable, somewhat aloof character at times. But, wowee, this is a stonker of a book. Gripping, fast paced and heart-thumping action which had me literally holding my breath.

My full review can be found here. ‘Hide and Seek‘ can be purchased from the following links:

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

Kobo

Happy reading all

JM