Happy Friday! I hope everyone is having a lovely Friday. On Tuesday three new books are being released. They are Deadly Dog Days by Jamie M. Blair; Rhythm and Clues by Sue Ann Jaffarian; and Maggie Dove's Detective Agency by Susan Breen. Amanda Flower's latest A Living History Museum Mystery has just been listed on Amazon. The Final Vow is now available for pre-order. It comes out on May 8, 2017 (it will be here before we know it).
Little Boy Blue by M.J. Arlidge is the fifth D.I. Helen Grace Thriller novel. Helen Grace and her team are called to a murder at the Torture Rooms (you can guess what type of club it is). They find the victim wrapped up and his head covered in duct tape. When the duct tape is removed, Helen recognizes the victim as Jake. Helen used to visit Jake and partake in his services. Helen knows she cannot say a word. She does not want her team to know about her private life. But then a second victim turns up, and he has a connection to Helen as well. This is not looking good for Helen, and she should proceed carefully (we know Helen will not). Then Helen ends up finding another victim with a close connection to her. Someone has been watching Helen. Can Helen find this crafty killer?
I had to be very careful with the wording of my review so I do not give away any spoilers. Little Boy Blue will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning. I was shocked at the ending (and it has a cliffhanger ending). As I was reading the novel I could see where things were heading, but I kept hoping for a different outcome. The hardest thing is I now have to wait for Hide and Seek to come out in the United States. Little Boy Blue is a well-crafted novel with an engaging main character. M.J. Arlidge did it again with Little Boy Blue. I give Little Boy Blue 5 out of 5 stars (I loved it). Little Boy Blue is not a stand-alone novel. You really need to read the other books in the series in order to enjoy Little Boy Blue. If you enjoy novels of suspense, then I recommend reading Little Boy Blue. The other novel in the D.I. Helen Grace Thriller series are Eeny Meeney, Pop Goes the Weasel, The Doll's House, and Liar Liar.
I appreciate all of you taking time to stop by and read my review. I will be reviewing Deck the Hallways by Kate Carlisle tomorrow. I am off to watch MacGyver (I love the new version of this show). May all of you have a delightful, yet relaxing evening. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader
The Avid Reader