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 Helen Grace, only one thing is certain: there’s a vicious serial-killer at large who must be halted at all costs…
When I finished reading Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge I thought it was a good read but after reading Pop Goes the Weasel, this was an even better read! This book chapter and character wise is still written the same. There are small chapters that describe everyone to their full extent while not really being too in-depth on one person like most books do. The crime in the second book to the series was even more gruesome than the first. WHO RIPS OUT PEOPLE’S HEARTS AND DELIVERS THEM!?!?!
So gross. But on a serious note…. Written so good. We still get to learn more about Helen Grace and how she is struggling with her personal and professional life both past and present. We get to learn about new detectives and even past detectives from Eeny Meeny.
One event I wasn’t ready for though is the person she stalks throughout most of the book before actually meeting them. I was totally floored by who this mysterious character was that she kept tabs on. The only thing I’ll give away is that it ties in with the first book of the series.
I want to keep writing about how good this novel was but I do not want to give anything away because I was left guessing and guessing until the very end! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series The Doll’s House.
My rating of Pop Goes the Weasel is 5/5 stars.