Review of Eeny Meeny

Posted June 9, 2015 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Review of Eeny Meeny

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge
Genres: Crime, Detective, Mystery
Published by NAL Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley


First in the new series featuring Detective Inspector 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 Inspector 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...

First Line

Sam is asleep. I could kill him now. His face is turned from me-it wouldn’t be hard.

What I thought of this book

This was my first book by this author but it will not be my last. Eeny Meeny was a creepy, face-paced crime novel and I enjoyed it a lot.

What would you do to survive? And how do you live with your decision after the fact? That was sort of a theme in this book as it was about a serial killer who kidnaps two people and then makes them decide what to do. He gives them a gun with one bullet and so it’s really kill or be killed as that is the only way to survive. Once one of them is dead the other is let out alive.

When Amy gets away from the killer and tells her story about what happened Helen Grace isn’t sure she is buying it at first, but when she tells them where to find Sam and how a rope later was let down, they find the body and evidence to back her up. Then two more people go missing, so it’s got to be the same person. Detective Helen Grace and her team are really racing against time trying to find out who is behind everything before any more deaths occur.

Eeny Meeny really had some great twist and turns and I was pretty socked to learn who the killer was and why he/she was doing it. There was some shocking stuff that happened at the end as well and things were a little sad. There was also some strange things going on with Helen Grace too as she really has some problems. Overall though I like Helen Grace and I can’t wait to see how her character evolves with each book.

My only problem with this book was something I do hope was just because it was a formatting problem with the ARC because if it’s not it really makes things confusing. I would be reading along and instead of there being a space to let me know something else was happening or someone else might be speaking it would just continue and it put a halt to my reading as I had to figure out who or what was going on and it cut into  the pacing. 🙁

Other than that it was a pretty great book and if you are a fan of mysteries then you really need to give this one a try! I can’t wait to read the next one!

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