Delving into the murky and secretive world of BDSM, Little Boy Blue is a dark and complex read. I’m a huge fan of M.J. Arlidge and this is undoubtedly his best book yet. When a body is found in a nightclub the connection to Helen’s private life is in real danger of being exposed. As the investigation intensifies and the killer strikes again, Helen begins to wonder how long her darkest secrets can remain hidden from her work colleagues and the investigation.
From the shocking opening chapter you know you are in for a hell of a read. DI Helen Grace is a complex and troubled protagonist, and over previous books we have seen her character evolve. In Little Boy Blue Helen’s past and recent life choices which up until now have remained a dark and well guarded secret, are unlikely to stay hidden as the investigation runs parallel with her secret life. As Helen’s life begins to unravel and the investigation intensifies we see a different side to Helen’s character, she becomes erratic and impulsive, and her integrity and professionalism come into question.
I would recommend that you read the four previous books in the series; Eeny Meeny, Pop Goes the Weasel, The Doll’s House and Liar Liar (believe me it won’t be any hardship to read them, they are all 5 ⭐️Reads in my opinion), as you really need to know Helen’s story in all its glory to really appreciate this book.
I can’t say to much about this book without giving away major spoilers, so I’m just going to keep it brief. There are so many twist and turns throughout I found myself holding my breath, and I was tapping the pages so quickly on my Kindle, I’m surprised it didn’t explode! Little Boy Blue has a cleverly constructed plot, that runs along like an express train. I never for one minute guessed how the plot would pan out, and my god when I reached the nail biting conclusion I was shocked to the core! Suspenseful and highly original this will certainly be in my top books of 2016.
5 huge cups of ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️out of 5
Print Length: 380 pages
Publisher: Penguin (10 Mar. 2016)