Review of The Doll’s House

March 8, 2016 Book Reviews 2

Review of The Doll’s House

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.

The Doll's House: A Detective Helen Grace Thriller (Helen Grace Thriller, A) Genres: Detective, Mystery, Crime
Published by NAL Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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The bestselling author of Eeny Meeny and Pop Goes the Weasel brings back Detective Helen Grace, who is hot on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this gripping new thriller.
Detective Helen Grace is on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this gripping thriller in the “taut, fast-paced”* international bestselling series.
Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants her. Except him.
When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, Detective Helen Grace is called to the scene. She knows right away that the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She’s still sending text messages to her family. 
Helen is convinced that a criminal mastermind is at work: someone very smart, very careful, and worst of all, very patient. But as she struggles to piece together the killer’s motive, time is running out for a victim who is still alive...
From the Trade Paperback edition.

First Line

Ruby tossed fitfully in her bed after a disturbed night’s sleep.

What I thought of this book

I liked this one but I can’t say that it is my favorite one in this series. Might contain spoilers!

Helen Grace is a complex Inspector who has several serial killer convictions on her belt and one of them was her sister. Now a body has been found and a girl has gone missing and they could both be linked and to save the one her and her team will have to find out who killed the one they found.

Meanwhile Ceri  who is DI Grace’s boss for some reason can’t stand Helen. More than anything she is jealous of the face that Helen is blasted as a hero, she has several great cases under her belt. She is going to go to great lengths to try and bring her down in this novel. Helen has been known to cross the line before and Ceri is hoping to catch her in the act.

So Helen not only has to deal with her boss but she has to find a killer. Her boss keeps trying to get in her way because she thinks if they search the beach they will find more bodies.

The killer in this one is interesting and messed up (well I guess all killers are, but…lol), he kidnaps a girl that looks like someone he grew up with and dresses them up and tries to make them that person. Ruby is his latest victim and she is very feisty and the kind of character that you can root for to stay alive. She also learns to appreciate her family more while being held captive.

There was a lot of things going on in this novel and for some reason I just couldn’t get into this one as much as I did the two before it. Though I did like it and because of some things that happened I am really curious to see how things play out in Liar, Liar which will becoming out I believe this June.

Overall, an interesting series and if you like British crime dramas then you might find this series interesting.

Reading Challenge

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Cloak and Dagger 2016
  • Netgalley Reading Challenge 2016
  • Winter COYER
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2 Responses to “Review of The Doll’s House”

    • Stormi

      This series is probably the darkest crime series I have ever read, but I am enjoying it. 🙂 The killer was very creepy!

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