I was in the library looking for a completely different book from a completely different genre when this book caught my eye. It seemed so out of place, especially with a title like Eeny Meeny (by M.J. Arlidge). I decided to give it a go partially because it seemed to have a similar story line to Judas Child by Carol O’Connell. I was intrigued about how this plot was weaved.
I must say, it was a good book. For starters, I had a very strong image of the protagonist. Other side characters were not delved into. They existed in the world of Helen Grace however, there was no connection or link between the characters. There was a love interest, Mark, however, it seemed too abrupt. I honestly don’t know why these two were even thrown together. I was more curious about the interaction between another character, Jake and Helen. I wanted to see where this was going.
I liked how the author changed perspectives in the chapters, it allowed a bit of insight without giving away the whole story. I did not understand a few things however. In the first two chapters, the story was in first person perspective and then it was all third person perspective. I don’t know why the first person narrative was used in just the first two chapters and it bothered me. A lot.
I wouldn’t say the story was completely unpredictable. I suspected the ending even though I was very unsure of it. There was just something there that gave away the answer. I did like how the story came together. If only I could get my hands on the kindle edition of the next book in the series, Pop Goes the Weasel, I would get right on it.
Goodreads Insert: Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.
It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them.
Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case—with its seemingly random victims—has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense….