Monday, September 5, 2016

Liar Liar by M.J.Arlidge

4.5 Star

Detective Helen Grace gets caught in an inferno of death and destruction in the red-hot new thriller from the author of Eeny Meeny, Pop Goes the Weasel, and The Doll’s House

Detective Helen Grace has never seen such destruction. Six fires in twenty-four hours. Two people dead. Several more injured. It’s as if someone wants to burn the city to the ground...

With the whole town on high alert, Helen and her team must sift through the rubble to find the arsonist, someone whose thirst for fire—and control—is reducing entire lives to ashes. 

One misstep could mean Helen’s career—and more lives lost. And as the pressure mounts and more buildings burn, Helen’s own dark impulses threaten to consume her… 

Sabrina-Kate - 4.5 Star

I was not familiar with the Helen Grace series until the 4th book was already out but I quickly fell in love with them! Luckily I was able to get copies of the first four books when Liar Liar came out and I absolutely gobbled them up, staying up way too late for my own good because I was just that hooked!!

The stories focus on Detective Helen Grace and her uncanny ability to catch even the most slick criminal against all odds. I read the first three books to bring myself up to speed but even if I hadn't, I would have been thrilled to read this novel as each story is capable of standing alone although I always appreciate context.

Liar Liar focuses on a serial arsonist and is a gripping read. I love that the chapters are short and fast paced with a lot of twists and turns. Helen deals with her own demons, as usual, while saving the lives of others. I cannot stress how much I really enjoyed this book because it even felt like this could be something that happened. Terrifyingly enough!

Helen herself is an interesting character with a difficult past that affects her present and makes her a complex and extremely interesting person. I won't reveal too much but she definitely has skeletons in her closets and regrets.

Having just put down this installment, I am quite thrilled that book number five is already out and know that I will definitely be picking it up in the near future.

Thank you to NAL for our review copy. All opinions are our own.

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