The brilliant but complicated Helen Grace is back for a third outing in THE DOLL’S HOUSE (NAL Trade Paperback Original; February 2, 2015; $15.00), which opens with one of Arlidge’s now-signature harrowing scenarios:  Ruby wakes up one morning after a night out on the town, however, she quickly realizes she’s locked in a basement with no means of escape. Her captor eerily explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants Ruby, except for him.
At the same time, the body of a woman is found buried in a secluded beach, but according to forensics, the woman has been dead for years, yet no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She's has been sending text messages to her family and updating her Twitter for years. Helen Grace, once again, is on a race against the clock to find Ruby and deduce the mastermind behind this disturbing crime.

My Review

This is the third book in this series. I am a big fan of mystery stories. I have read a bunch over the years so I can pretty much figure out the plot early into the story. Not to say that I did not still enjoy reading this book. In fact, I first was introduced to Detective Inspector Helen Grace when I read the second book in this series, Pop Goes the Weasel. It was then that I became a fan of Helen and this series.

Helen is smart and one tough cookie as well. I mean how many other detectives do you know that would go as far as to take a bite "literally" out of a killer. While there were murders there was not a lot of time spent in great details about the murders so not a lot of blood and gore if you can't handle this type of stuff. In addition, I found the pacing of the story great as I did not get hung up in one place in the story for any long time. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.


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