Book Review: Love Me Not, M.J. Arlidge

Love Me Not opening line: Southampton glowed blood red.
Love Me Not
Love Me Not
My blurb:

Daisy does not have her life together, but she does have a plan. And it begins with righting the wrongs in her life. Detective Inspector Helen Grace however is not part of the plan. Helen is back at work, and not everything is the same as it once was. But she is in charge and she has to trust her gut instincts to make sure the day does not end the way it began, with a murder.

Love Me Not:

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? She Loves Me Not Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer’s choices? She Loves Me Who lives? Who dies? Who’s next? The clock is ticking. She Loves Me Not If Helen can’t solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own …

My verdict:

I love the way M.J. Arlidge puts words together. This is the seventh DI Helen Grace thriller and it did not dissapoint. The events in the book take place in one day, and it took me only a few days to get through the novel.

Editing notes:

There is an error on page 248: The Modern Solider should read The Modern Soldier. Of course, with solider being an actual word, spell check would not pick this up.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780718183868
Format Trade Paperback
Published May 2017
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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10 thoughts on “Book Review: Love Me Not, M.J. Arlidge

  1. A nice review of this book, Tandy. Could you drop me an email at I know I should be able to find your email address somehow through your blog but I don’t know how.

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