M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years, specializing in high-end drama production, including the prime-time crime serials Torn, The Little House and Silent Witness. Arlidge also pilots original crime series for both UK and US networks. In 2015 his audio exclusive Six Degrees of Assassination was a Number One bestseller.
His first thriller, Eeny Meeny, was the UK's bestselling crime debut of 2014. It was followed by the bestselling Pop Goes the Weasel, The Doll's House, Liar Liar, Little Boy Blue, Hide and Seek, Love Me Not, and Down to the Woods.
Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to
come along in years -- Jeffery Deaver
Page-turningly chilling * The Times *
DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone * Daily Mail *
This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo -- Judy Finnigan
Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent * Sun *
One of the best new series detectives . . . Mesmerizing! -- Lisa Gardner
M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace * Daily Mail *
Chilling stuff * Fabulist *
A chilling read * My Weekly *
A grisly, gripping thriller * Sunday Mirror *
Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow * Sunday Sport *
Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet -- Will Lavender
A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller * Huffington Post *