Helen Grace

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,113 ratings

Eeny Meeny Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Eeny Meeny, the rocket-paced serial-killer thriller debut from M. J. Arlidge. Read by Elizabeth Bower, Nigel Pilkington, Lucy Gaskell and Annie Aldington.

The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it. Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: Kill or be killed. Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind?

Detective Inspector Helen Grace has faced down her own demons on her rise to the top. As she leads the investigation to hunt down this unseen monster, she learns that it may be the survivors - living calling cards - who hold the key to the case. And unless she succeeds, more innocents will die...

Introducing M. J. Arlidge's Detective Inspector Helen Grace.

Eeny Meeny is an electrifying debut, with the nerve-shredding intensity of Saw and Along Came a Spider. Fans of James Patterson and Mo Hayder should pay attention. M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years, specialising in high end drama production. In the last five years Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV, including Torn, The Little House and most recently Undeniable, broadcast in spring 2014. Currently writing for Silent Witness, Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks. Debut thriller Eeny Meeny, which introduces Detective Inspector Helen Grace, has sold to publishers around the world. The follow up, Pop Goes the Weasel, will be published by Penguin Books in September 2014.

©2014 M. J. Arlidge (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Eeny Meeny

    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Nigel Pilkington, Lucy Gaskell, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 984
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 983

    The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it. Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: Kill or be killed. Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind? Eeny Meeny is an electrifying debut, with the nerve-shredding intensity of Saw and Along Came a Spider.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen!! "What would you do?"

    • By lynsey on 15-05-14

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 2

    • Pop Goes the Weasel

    • DI Helen Grace 2
    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton's red light district - horrifically mutilated, with his heart removed. Hours later - and barely cold - the heart arrives with his wife and children by courier. A pattern emerges when another male victim is found dead and eviscerated, his heart delivered soon afterwards. The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse; revenge against the men who lead sordid double lives visiting prostitutes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast pace, interesting, edge of my seat throughout

    • By Cian on 21-01-15

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 3

    • The Doll's House

    • DI Helen Grace 3
    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Scott Joseph
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another one please and quickly!

    • By Loz on 25-03-15

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 4

    • Liar Liar

    • By: M J Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347

    Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Mo Hayder, Liar Liar showcases all the hallmarks of Arlidge's taut and rapid-fire writing, including his protagonist, DI Helen Grace, and the Southampton based team. Faced with yet another ruthless serial killer, one with a penchant for pyromania, DI Helen Grace is an unwilling participant in a race against this new sadistic combatant.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liar Liar

    • By Susan Random on 18-06-17

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 5

    • Little Boy Blue

    • DI Helen Grace 5
    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 440

    Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead. As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice. Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A totally implausible storyline.

    • By Steena on 21-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5.5

    • No Way Back

    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Jodie's arriving at her third children's home. She's only 15. Maybe this time will be different. She'll be safe. Looked after. But the truth is Jodie has no one left to protect her. She must defend herself. She must change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good to get the background of DCI Helen Grace

    • By Michaela on 22-10-16

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 6

    • Hide and Seek

    • DI Helen Grace 6
    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 572

    Helen awaits trial in a crumbling women's prison in Southampton. She has a fight on to prove her innocence from inside her prison cell, but this soon turns out to be the least of her worries. A serial killer is picking off fellow inmates, thriving in an environment where there is truly nowhere to run. Is it a criminal giving in to their dark urges or a member of the prison staff preying on the captive population? Helen must work fast to reveal this devious killer, all the time wondering if she will be next on her list....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slightly disappointing

    • By Anna Timlin on 01-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6.5

    • Running Blind

    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Grace Saif
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Fresh out of Police College, 18-year-old WPC Helen Grace is the first to arrive on the scene of a fatal collision. Her colleagues see nothing amiss, convinced that the young man's death was a tragic accident. But Helen is not so sure. Who is their mystery victim? Why would he risk life and limb running across a busy highway?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 21-10-18

    Regular price: £11.99

  • Book 7

    • Love Me Not

    • DI Helen Grace, Book 7
    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Gripping!

    • By Sasso on 07-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 8

    • Down to the Woods

    • DI Helen Grace, Book 8
    • By: M. J. Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Sally Scott
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here.... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing narration, average story

    • By Chris on 01-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99