This book took me completely by surprise!! I really did not expect to like it as much as I did. I read it all in one sitting.
Helen Grace is a detective in the UK who is known for her courage and steely determination, but no one really knows who Helen truly is. She is a character who is broken and has endured a rough past. Her job is her whole world. She works and works and works before finally returning to an empty home.
One day, she receives a case that bewilders everyone involved. Sam and Amy are a couple who were kidnapped and given a horrible ultimatum: Either one of them kills the other or they both starve to death.
They aren’t the only ones to be forced to take someone else’s life and as the story unfolds, Helen will find herself caught in a race against time to save the next victims from an unknown sadist.
This novel is somewhat reminiscent of the Saw movies, but not exactly. It still has it’s own uniqueness. Other than the kidnapping and the ultimatum, there really isn’t much else that is similar to Saw.
It was fast-paced and just when you thought you knew who it was suddenly you were flung in the other direction. Very good writing. I didn’t expect it to end the way that it did and I, most certainly, didn’t expect that person to be the killer.
I look forward to future novels of Helen Grace!
Rating: 5 stars!
**ARC obtained from Netgalley**