THE EIGHT DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGEThere is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here...DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? And what do their murders signify? Is a psychopath stalking the forest? Is there an occult element to the killings? Could the murders even be an offering to the Forest itself? Helen must walk into the darkness to discover the truth behind her most challenging, most macabre case yet....
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Down to the Woods Reviews
OK book, however, I did figure out who the baddie was and the motive quite early one. Also, the new guy on the team and his fascinating with Grace didn't rock my boat. I enjoyed listening to the book, but so far this is one of the weakest books in the series. The narrator did a good job, and absolutely the book is well worth reading (or listening). I just wanted a more surprising story.
On a side note, adding a Swedish character to the story and claiming that the person did not understand Englis ...more
If you go down to the woods......
Down to the Woods should come with a warning - "highly addictive". I couldn't stop reading it and it resulted in more than a few very late nights and almost sleeping through my alarm the following morning.
This was only the second book I'd read in the DI Helen Grace series, the other being no 1 - which I enjoyed immensely. They can be read out of order as they definitely work as standalone novels, but as with any series, it tends to pay to read them in s ...more
Having already read a few books in the series of Helen Grace, I knew I was in for a treat with this book. I was so excited to get a copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review, that I failed to notice I am 2 books behind in this series, but desperate to start this book I will for once overlook this. I hate not reading books or watching films in their right order!!!
Someone is murdering campers in the New Forrest. They are hunted down and killed, leaving their bodies hanging from a tree!!
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This is macabre even by MJ Arlidge standards. He really is one of the top authors for taking an innocent place, The New Forest for goodness sake, with its trees and areas of recreation – and then turning it into something really dark and creepy. The book continues the saga of DI Helen and her Southampton team but this can be read as a standalone. Having said that, as with most books in series, you do get more out of if, if you read the whole series.
As with all hi ...more
If you go Down to the Woods today... you'd better go in disguise... beneath the trees where nobody sees... is a devilish killer. Ponies slaughtered and victims hunted down and dispatched with such evil and menace. But it's no picnic, certainly not for DI Helen Grace, who once again is pitched against a ruthless killer who hides at ease amongst the dense surroundings of the New Forest. No apparent motive, no apparent link between the victims.
Helen's team become involved in a frustrating investiga ...more
Down to the Woods is the latest book in the wonderful Helen Grace series and whilst it could be read as a standalone, personally I think you need to read all the books in order to get a better understanding of who Helen Grace is and the rest of the team.
This book felt very different to the previous 7 in the series, the pace was much slower, the plot-line less frantic and the overall feel was of a slow burner rather than a gripping page-turner. This doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it though, it means ...more
First of all I am never going camping again and I live in the New Forest.
What can I say about this book. This is an amazing read. I just had to keep on turning the pages.
There are so many twists and turns and it took me until the end to find out who the killer was.
This is great storytelling, a rollercoaster of a crime thriller full of red herrings and fast paced.
I devoured this book. Strap yourself in for a really good crime thriller.
I would like to thank the author M.J. Arlidge, Penguin U K- ...more
Arlidge gained me as a fan of this explosive serial killer thrillers right from the outset, and his Detective Inspector Helen Grace series, set in Southampton, is one of my favourite ever series'. 'Down To The Woods' is another excellent addition, and being book eight, I just hope now it's getting to where some authors put the kaibosh on a successful series, Arlidge will continue it!
Well, you can always rely on Matthew Arlidge to bring you a utterly gripping and fantastically twisted mind-bender ...more