Monday, May 9, 2016

"Liar Liar" by M.J. Arlidge


                                                                            
              


"Reaching her bike, Helen paused to take in the view. One could see the whole of Southhampton from the top of Abbey Hill, and this vista always cheered her,especially at night, when the lights of the city below twinkled and glistened, full of promise and intrigue. But not tonight. As Helen looked down at the city that had been her home for so long, she caught her breath. From this high up, she could see not one, not two, but three major fires gripping the city, fierce orange tongues of flame reaching up towards the heavens. Southhampton was ablaze."......

Detective Helen Grace is back in the fourth book of this series. This thriller brings us the story of the work of a killer arsonist. People are injured and dying. So many fires in the last 24 hours alone.

Helen is determined to sift through the evidence and find this killer. The arsonist isn't all that plagues Helen. Things from the past haunt her and she's still dealing with them. There is her own darkness she must deal with.  Mistakes are made. The pressure is on. There are those that would be happy to see her fall.  

The investigation will be hard on Helen's team of investigators. Just when things seem to fall into place everything is not as it first appears. Determination and lies could ruin other lives. Can Helen unravel this in time to save others and her career?

I've only had the chance to read 2 of these 4 books, but like the last book, I really enjoyed this one as well. These detective stories take place in Southhampton, England. I enjoy the change of scenery from reading books set in the United States. It's a chance to see the differences in the way of culture and words.  A nice steady pace. A few surprises and a great ending! What more could you ask for?

Thank you M.J. Arlidge, Netgalley, and Berkley Publishing Group.