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The Doll's House Audiobook

The Doll's House: DI Helen Grace 3

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Doll's House, the third installment of the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series by M. J. Arlidge, read by Elizabeth Bower and Scott Joseph.

A woman wakes. Immediately she knows she's not in the bed in which she slept. It's just the beginning of her nightmare.

Across town a child discovers a woman's body buried beneath the beach. Then another victim is found. Neither friends nor family had even reported either woman missing. How could their killer be getting away with murder?

It's chilling evidence that Detective Inspector Helen Grace is hunting a monster who's not just twisted but clever and careful. And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she realizes that time might be running out for someone still alive....

©2015 M. J. Arlidge (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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    Loz 25/03/2015
    Loz 25/03/2015
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    "Another one please and quickly!"

    I have listened to all three Helen Grace books in rapid succession - and the stories are fantastic. This - the 3rd - was just as good as the first 2. I felt total empathy with the characters of Helen, Charlie, Ruby and Sanderson - less with the Kerry woman! The last hour flew by with me holding my breath or gasping in horror for most of it.
    Please be quick with the next one :)

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Glasgow, United Kingdom 06/03/2015
    Mrs Glasgow, United Kingdom 06/03/2015

    I am enjoying the listener page as I find other readers recommendations very helpful and refreshingly honest prior to choosing a new book.

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    "Great series"

    Having read Eeny Meeny And Pop goes the Weasel this is the third book where we meet DI Helen Grace and her Team. It begins when a body is found on the beach and thereafter they are on the hunt of a serial killer.
    I love these books as the hero is female and jealousy of her female boss adds another element. Great characters and good narrator.
    If you like a good detective novel look no further but I would start the series in the correct order so you get to know the characters.
    Excellent waiting for the next installment!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    S LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 24/04/2015
    S LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 24/04/2015 Member Since 2011

    I am not a literary academic but just love clever complicated gritty mysteries with strong characters. Such as Hayder ,Robotham & Jussi

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    "Good down to earth detective"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it to a friend as a good reliable detective novel


    What did you like best about this story?

    Easy to follow but with twists and turns well researched and a woman as lead detective ...for a change !


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Bower and Scott Joseph ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but I would again very easy interesting listening voices well complimented


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes ken to get back to it when I had to have a break


    Any additional comments?

    Will look for more books my this author and narrators
    Glad to have found another reliable interesting author

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Dearden 08/04/2015
    Angela Dearden 08/04/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great story!"

    I read Eeny Meany the first DI Grace novel audibles recommendation. Now I am totally hooked. The stories including the dolls house are totally consuming. I've listened to this whole thing in about three days. I will have to wait a long time for number 4 to come out how will I survive.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Cheasley 17/06/2015
    Alex Cheasley 17/06/2015
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    "Not the best of the series"

    A little disappointed with this one, there was a huge plot hole (while not wanting to give anything away 2 people can't have 1 set of keys), there was lots of beginning and middle to the story but very little end.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 777 03/06/2015
    Greg 777 03/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Good, but not quite as good as the author's first two novels"

    Another good listen, but not quite as gripping or believable as the author's first two offerings, which I found to be excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    other nanny 17/05/2015
    other nanny 17/05/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Did not dissapoint"

    A thrilling good read as usual.
    It kept you guessing throughout the story .the narrator was brilliant . An exciting conclusion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ruth bognor regis, United Kingdom 21/02/2015
    ruth bognor regis, United Kingdom 21/02/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Fantastic"

    I have read all three of Arliigh's books and this one didn't disappoint. Nicely paced well drawn characters.
    Fast becoming my favourite crime series, I hope for more.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs A 27/06/2015
    Mrs A 27/06/2015 Member Since 2016

    Hello

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    "Totally fabulous!!"

    Yet another hit from Mr Arlidge!
    Totally absorbed me and couldn't stop listening! Great tale with heart pounding thrills, shocks and suspense.
    Helen Grace is a great character, as are the others and as the story unfurls, they gets more and more captivating!
    Could certainly be listened too as a stand alone bok, but read the others first - they are brilliant too!
    I have listened to all of the Helen Grace books with relish and have just ordered the 4th on pre-order.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    SilentSinger London 13/06/2017
    SilentSinger London 13/06/2017 Member Since 2016

    Audible rocks my world.

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    "The Doll's House (Helen Grace #3)"

    So, this is my fourth episode of DI Helen Grace's life (book #6 was a DOTD, hence why I listened to it out of sequence). I enjoyed it, I really did, but isn't author MJ Arlidge getting a bit samey with his plots? Young beautiful women being kidnapped and tortured gets a bit wearing after a while.

    I must admit that the slightly soapy activities going on within Southampton Central's CID Department are a little far-fetched, but I would imagine is ultimately aimed at the televised market? It's entertaining though and I will be purchasing the other books in the series.

    The narrator, Elizabeth Bowers, was excellent throughout.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Wasn't good until the last drop"

    I was a bit confused by this book. After all was said and done, I felt there were far too many characters with too much time being spent on their individual plot lines which, had nothing to do with the storyline. It made it seem the author was trying to reach a word quota for publishing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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