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Love Me Not Audiobook

Love Me Not: DI Helen Grace, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

A desperate young woman runs through the storm. She hares up the path, hammering desperately on the front door, crying for help. The startled owner opens the door, ushers her inside, promising her whatever assistance she needs. This fateful decision will be his last. He should never have opened the door....

A middle aged couple are found brutally murdered in their ransacked suburban house. Helen Grace, now back at Southampton Central following her release from prison, is first on the scene. The crime is baffling, hideous, cruel, but before Helen can process the evidence, another double murder is reported - identical in almost every way to the first. What follows is the darkest, most dangerous night of Helen's life as a sequence of brutal home invasions takes place. By sunrise eight people will be dead and Helen may well be the ninth as she finds herself locked on a collision course with a pair of rampaging spree killers. Is there method in their madness? Or are they selecting their victims at random? It falls to Helen to wrestle with these questions - only by answering them can she end the bloodshed.

A breakneck thriller which takes place in real time over 24 hours, this is the sharpest, most adrenaline-filled Helen Grace thriller yet.

©2017 M. J. Arlidge (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    Andromeda's Twin 07/06/2017 Member Since 2016

    Cassiopeia

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    "Disappointing"

    I was extremely disappointed with this book, I have been a Helen Grace fan since Eeny Meeny but apparently, Helen has lost all interest in life and this book sums up that lack of zest nicely, it is nothing more than a race against time to catch a teenager who has had a horrible life. (This teenager is pretty smart though, outwitting the Police rather easily).

    Now I do believe that new readers (listeners) may well enjoy this story, it is reasonably well narrated although a little dreary overall (that is my own personal taste and others may disagree), but I would be surprised if any Helen Grace fans would actually enjoy this book, it is just NOT Helen Grace, it's a pale, uninteresting and extremely annoying version of her.

    I would like to see the real Helen Grace resurrected at some point but it seems that maybe the author has lost interest in her.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    veronica cheshire 03/06/2017
    veronica cheshire 03/06/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointing"

    I've read all of the Di Helen Grace books and enjoyed them all and looked forward to this one being released
    Unfortunately I found the story weak and the idea of the timeline reduced its credibility.
    Maybe this was just a blip and the next book will be back on track.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sasso 07/06/2017
    Sasso 07/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Really Gripping!"

    I read most of this in one day. The story was really good and kept me wondering.
    No real twists or anything like that just a really exciting crime book.
    Glad that Helen Grace is back!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JPea 02/06/2017
    JPea 02/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent as usual "

    MJ Arlidge has a wonderful way with words and the narrator captures the tone perfectly Helen Grace is a greatly troubled character but one is strangely drawn to her. More please!!!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ad the bad 10/06/2017
    Ad the bad 10/06/2017 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Disappointed"

    Bought this book based on the fact I've read the rest of the series from the start, the initial books were dark, suspenseful with well constructed plots. I thought the previous book was a dip in form but this hits new lows. I'm unlikely to buy the next.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paul D 10/08/2017
    Paul D 10/08/2017

    Living in rural tranquility in France. I read everything except readers' l o n g reviews of books.

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    "Wooden and predictable"

    I've listened to several of Aldridge's DI Grace books and have enjoyed them. Not quite PD James , Val Macdermid or Susan Hill but nevertheless they were a sound quality listen. Sadly this book just does not cut it. Not long but too long because of the thin predictable plot and wooden dialogue.
    Volume 7 . . ."must write another grace book", no doubt it kept her publisher and bank manager happy but as literature it is a great disappointment. An airport or beach book but lacking the drive to turn to the next page as we can predict what will happen on the next page almost to the phrases and cliches used.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    meatpief liverpool, uk 09/08/2017
    meatpief liverpool, uk 09/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "I agree with most of the other reviewers'"
    What would have made Love Me Not better?

    Like others have pointed out this seemed disconnected from the previous books in the series, most of which I have enjoyed. This felt like it was hastily thrown together and the plot was weak. After the last book I would have thought it would concentrate more on how DI Grace was coping, but she didn't play much of a part in the book - well that is what it seemed like.


    What could M. J. Arlidge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Put a bit more thought into the plot. The initial premise was OK, I guess there is only so much backstory to DI grace, but ,maybe that means the series has run its course.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    None in particular.


    What character would you cut from Love Me Not?

    I wouldn't each played their part.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope the next book is a bit closer to the previous ones, will be interesting to see the aftermath of what happened near the end of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Christie UK 05/08/2017
    S. Christie UK 05/08/2017 Member Since 2012

    Mum of three. Lover of mysteries and thrillers, shoes, genealogy and walking.

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    "Another Disappointing Helen Grace novel"

    This is the last M K Arlidge book I will read. This one, and its predecessor, were just dire. The one I couldn't finish and have returned. Dull, dull dull. Nothing good about it at all. I couldn't have care less about the story or the characters and only got half way through before throwing in the towel. I loved the Helen Grace series but I feel the author has lost is enthusiasm for this character and it just churning out unbelievable, unexciting and dull novels for the sake of it. I loved this series, but will listen to no more. Very disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    colin ralph 18/07/2017
    colin ralph 18/07/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Love me not"

    Great book to listen to and its set around where I live ,so can relate to the places

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "unknown" Northolt, United Kingdom 27/06/2017
    "unknown" Northolt, United Kingdom 27/06/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Bower's narration very annoying"

    Continued to the end as I wanted to know what happened but increasing found myself getting more and more annoyed with the narrator. More suited to a Victorian melodrama. Think she makes the main character weak instead of a strong detective. Tried all M J Arlidge's books but if Bower continues to be narrator I won't bother again.

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  • Sloane
    Emigrant, MT, United States
    02/06/17
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    "Who writes the descriptions?"
    Would you try another book from M. J. Arlidge and/or Elizabeth Bower?

    Yes


    If you’ve listened to books by M. J. Arlidge before, how does this one compare?

    I didn't enjoy it as much. I was very much looking forward to it, but was disappointed.


    Was Love Me Not worth the listening time?

    I wouldn't go as far as saying that.


    Any additional comments?

    The scenes in the description of the audiobook never occurred, ever. Also, there were too many implausible moments that occurred because characters just weren't answering their phones. It was getting silly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    PENSACOLA, FL, United States
    31/05/17
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    "Preposterous!"

    No spoilers but the detective, who has recently been released from prison after being acquitted for killing 3 people, is now in charge of her former unit that was primarily responsible for her arrest and conviction (must have been a previous book) (no hard feelings, huh?). I know that fiction requires suspension of disbelief, but the only disbelief I have about this detective story is the number of "fives" other readers rated it. Finally, is this Detective Grace any relation to Roy Grace in the Peter James series?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • barbara
    30/05/17
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    "Love me Not"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book, loved the narration and the story. Not the ending I expected, but kept you guessing throughout the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Batty for Bats
    Detroit, MI USA
    29/05/17
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    "I really wanted to love this"

    Unfortunately I found this kind of dull. I would love for the author to go back to his earlier books like Eeny Meeny. The narrator remains top notch but overall, it was just dull. I'll probably get the next title but I hope it's a return to form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CATHERINE
    Margaretville, NY, United States
    22/05/17
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    "Aldridge hits it out of the park."

    This is a great addition to this series. Unlike many series you don't have to have read the previous books


    A real nail biter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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