Title: Pop goes the weasel
Author: M.J. Arlidge
Publisher: Penguin books ltd
My Rating: 8.5/10
Pop goes the weasel
A man’s body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children. He is the first victim, and Detective Inspector Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is – or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase…A man’s body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children.
This is the second book in the Helen Grace series by Arlidge. And yes, I am going to compare it with the first book but honestly, both were great. And no, I can’t wait to read the rest of the Helen Grace series.
I wasn’t really in a reading mood the last couple of weeks but this book helped me to get through it.
This story was even more disgusting than the first book. And it is very detailed so it really feels you are there when the serial killer is doing her job, ripping the body open to get the heart. The first book was also this crazy but less bloody.
I like how Helen Grace is growing as a person. She is opening up a little bit more and this gives us (readers) the chance to get her to know her a little bit better. You can read these books in any order you like but to understand Helen Grace her life/lifestyle, I think you should start with the first book.
I still like the writing style and short chapters. This book 121 chapters and that may sound like a lot but I like it. You can just easily finish your chapter before you have to put your book down. So yes, I am a fan of short chapters. I liked the story, I like how Helen Grace is opening up a little bit and I liked basically everything about this book, except for Harwood. She sounds like an annoying. At one point I even thought she had something to do with these murders. To be honest, I don’t trust Harwood at all. I can’t wait to find out more about her too.
This was a great book and I can’t wait to read the third book, The doll’s house.