Best Series Read by Brenda in a Coulee

M.J. Arlidge’s Helen Grace Series is one of my favorite and best crime series I have read. It’s great for binge reading or reading a few here and there.

M.J. Arlidge is a master at psychological thrillers and really knows how to create some different types of killers who target their victims in usual and terrifying ways. Not only terrifying their victims but us as readers too.

Along with creating intriguing, entertaining and frightening plots,  Arlidge created a favorite character here for us with a strong, uniquely flawed and fascinating Detective Helen Grace. He also developed many strong, interesting female characters that we grew to love and maybe a few unlikable ones too. It’s hard not to feel for Helen, root for her and want to protect her from the way she chases the demons who haunt her at night.

With each book, we learn more about Helen and the dynamics of the characters as they change and we grew to love Helen even more with each book. It’s a series that cleverly keeps moving forward ensuring that Helen, her team, and her cases never become too predictable. A series not to be missed and I highly recommend!

For my Sunshine Rays author spotlight on M.J. Arlidge

For Goodreads descriptions and reviews:

Books in The Helen Grace series:

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace, #1)

Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge

Pop Goes the Weasel (Helen Grace, #2)

The Doll's House (Helen Grace, #3)

The Doll’s House by M.J. Arlidge




Liar Liar (Helen Grace, #4)Liar Liar by M.J. Arlidge




Little Boy Blue (Helen Grace, #5)Little Boy Blue by M.J. Arlidge




Hide and Seek (Helen Grace, #6)Hide andSeek by M.J. Arlidge




Love Me Not (Helen Grace, #7)Love Me Not by M.J. Arlidge




Who do I recommend this series too

I recommend to thriller lovers who like a strong, flawed and intriguing female detective who hunts down disturbing, terrifying and unusual killers.

For Kaceey’s and Susanne’s reviews you can find them on Goodreads.

In my book travels around a coulee I came across some very exciting news.  There is an Eighth book to the series coming up.  You can find out more about that from:

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The Sisters Recommend & Book Giveaway: Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea @CharlieDonlea @KensingtonBooks #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Norma and I host a Goodreads reading group (The Traveling Sisters) and we thought it would be fun to start posting some weekly suggestions from some of our favourite reading experiences that we have had within our group.  Since these books were such a success within our reading group we thought we would share these novels with you and hopefully, you will consider these weekly suggestions with your book club or reading groups.

Our first reading group suggestion is Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea.  For our very first pick, we picked an unputdownable, fun and entertaining story with lots of twists and turns that kept us all guessing right up to the shocking and surprising ending.

Goodreads Summary

Don't Believe ItDon’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

Category:  Crime Thriller

Why we chose this book

We read The Girl Who Was Taken with Lindsay and Kaceey and absolutely loved it and we thoroughly enjoy Charlie Donlea’s writing style.  We highly recommend this story as well.

Why we are recommending this book for book clubs or reading groups

We read Don’t Believe It with seven of our Traveling Sisters and we recommend this one because it is such an entertaining and enjoyable story that will lead to a very lively discussion as you share your suspicions and theories along with thoughts on those very clever twists and turns.  We think groups will love piecing this one together!

About Charlie Donlea from Goodreads

Charlie Donlea is the USA TODAY and International bestselling author of SUMMIT LAKE, THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN and DON’T BELIEVE IT. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two young children, where he is busy writing his next thriller.

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