Pop Goes The Weasel by M. J Arlidge
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback Pages: 426
Blurb on Amazon: DI Helen Grace returns in Pop Goes the Weasel, the electrifying new thriller from M. J. Arlidge.
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. For Grace, only one thing is certain: there’s a vicious serial-killer at large who must be halted at all costs . . .
Well, I thoroughly enjoyed the first one, Eeny Meeny, and I had high hopes with this one. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t particular find it thrilling. There was twists and turns and unexpected storylines but at the some time sort of predictable in parts.
The writing was just was just as good as the first, and the storyline flowed just as good. I had trouble following it in places but didn’t lose it completely. I had a sense of what was going to happen and when, especially the scandal caused by one of the characters. It was blatantly obvious in my opinion, but it happened and it only slightly added to the storyline.
I don’t really have much to say about this book. It was good, if not predictable and plain.
My rating: 3/5.