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Ghici cine moare primul

(Helen Grace #1)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  22,829 ratings  ·  2,929 reviews
Doi ostatici. Un singur glonţ. Doar unul va supravieţui.

Sunt suflete-pereche. Vor să-şi petreacă restul vieţii împreună.
Însă când se trezesc singuri şi dezorientaţi într-un subsol părăsit, groaza îi copleşeşte.

Nu au la dispoziţie decât o armă încărcată cu un singur glonţ şi însoţită de următorul mesaj: „Când unul dintre voi îl va ucide pe celălalt, supravieţuitorul va fi l
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Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 2015 by Trei (first published 2014)
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Tom Yes, it is normal. Dangerous situations call for good sense, wit, skill and attention to detail. British police officers are armed but not with guns.…moreYes, it is normal. Dangerous situations call for good sense, wit, skill and attention to detail. British police officers are armed but not with guns. Anyone can fire a gun but not everyone can be a copper (or should be).(less)
Helen Wilson no, each book is it's own story, if you were to pick up the next one, you will lose a little about Helen Grace and what makes her the way she is.
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Kaceey
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book one in a very successful series, starts out with a bang!
We are introduced to Detective Inspector Helen Grace. Both fierce and fearless, she leads her pack of detective’s with a strong-arm and iron will. She keeps most everyone in her life at arm’s length not allowing herself to give or feel closeness or love. So when the inevitable darkness creeps in, she has her own unique way to “punish herself” keeping the demons at bay. Temporarily.

The team is called in to investigate a series of missi
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I loved this book starting out and then I just wanted to get to the end and find out who was the killer! I sort of fizzled out for some reason 🙁

I give DI Helen Grace 5 stars! She's totally awesome, tough and had a sh*t life growing up! Because of her I would gladly read other books in the series.

I think if you love thrillers, you would love this one!

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
"On the floor by the phone you'll find a gun. It has one bullet in it. For Sam or for yourself. That is the price of your freedom. You must kill to live. Do you want to live, Amy?"


I've seen this concept done a few times already. Where the killer traps the people together with no food or water, gives them the only way out is though killing scenario. It's been done better with "Saw" and an episode of "Criminal Minds".
This book tries to move fast. Several characters get to be trapped in this hell
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Susanne  Strong
5 Stars.

A Nail Biter. In more ways than one.


“Eeny Meeny” is twisted and somewhat depraved. And for some crazy reason I absolutely loved it. DI Helen Grace is one tough copper. She has been through it all and she has seen the absolute worst of it, or so she thought.

Amy and Sam hitchhike home one dark, cold night, when they are picked up by a woman in a van. They are thrilled at first, and then they wake up somewhere else. In an old dive pool out in the middle of nowhere. They find a phone and a
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karen
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
i was approved for this book through netgalley at a time when i had a bunch of books i had to read for that program i read for, and right before i went home for easter. i brought three "littry" books with me, and this one on my NOOK, thinking vacation = lots of reading time, and i could plow through all of them no problem.

it didn't quite work out that way, as i had many personal-life traumas suddenly obstacling my path at the same time, and i wasn't able to concentrate on any of the books i was
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Julie
Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge – A Helen Chase Novel- is a 2015 NAL publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is my kind of thriller! Dark, twisty, with nail biting suspense!

Helen Chase, detective Inspector, has her hands full when a diabolical serial killer begins abducting people in pairs, dumping them in a dive pool, with a cell phone, and gun provided. The hostages will receive one call informing them they have the opti
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Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
I think I am going to love this series. I have heard so many great things about this series. This first book was just average to me. It wasn't anything that really made me intrigued. The worst part in reading a series is you have to read every book to get the whole experience of the series. Even though this book was just average, I am going to read the rest of the series. I liked Helen Grace and her character was done very well.
The title, Eeny Meeny, indicates that some hard choices are going
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Lisa
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
Eeny Meeny by MJ Aldridge is a dark creepy yes i said CREEPY thriller that had me spell bound i could not put this one down.


The story starts in a town South hampton where two people at a time are kidnapped & told to choose which one of them will die, How could someone choose?

A girl emerged from the woods barely alive her story was beyond belief but it was TRUE every single word of it.

Days later another desperate escapee is found & a pattern starts to emerge , whoever is kidnapping the vi
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Sue
Eeny Meeny by J. Arlidge is a serial killer thriller/crime thriller, set in and around the city of Southampton, a typical inner city. The story centers around a series of double kidnappings, where one captive is called upon to make a life or death decision. Eeny Meeny grabs you and doesn’t let go until you reach the end, when the killer is revealed.

The victims were drugged, abducted, starved and forced to commit murder.

“She made me do it.”

They receive a distorted phone call that said, “Do you wa
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“When you’re a prisoner, the days seem endless and hope is the first thing to die.”

Boy I really don’t have many good things to say about this one. Let’s start with the most glaring problem – the entire plot was very much . . . .

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The “game” begins when two people are abducted. Once the captives wake up from the sedative they’ve been given they find they are trapped somewhere and left with only a gun and a single bullet. It is up to o
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Miriam Smith
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Eeny Meeny" by M. J. ArlIdge is the first in the Helen Grace series and wow! - what an eye opener to grab your attention. I was advised to start this exciting series from the beginning and I'm glad I did. Each book takes you through the career of D.I. Helen Grace and the murders and serial killers she encounters in her work and this first one in the series introduces you to her intriguing personality and to why she is the tough, no nonsense cop she has become. I anticipate all of the stories wi ...more
Jan
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 stars

I was really looking forward to reading this debut series police procedural, introducing the smart and strong Detective Helen Grace. While I can't say that I was disappointed, I did have some issues with the book that held me back from giving it a higher rating.

Here's some of what I did like:
-Like most all protags, Detctive Grace comes across smart and powerful, a loner. But the author allows the reader to get to know the other side not shown to anyone else. This made her a lot more 'r
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Matthew
A decent, fast paced thriller. Love the short chapters! Not a whole lotta depth here, so if you enter expecting something deep and meaningful, you will leave disappointed.

Also, this books has some messed up characters doing some messed up stuff - may not be for the squeamish.

If you like a quick, throw away read with shocking scenes and shallow characters (I know there are some guilty pleasure seekers out there) add this book to your list!
Phrynne
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-books
Isn't it great when you just stumble upon another really good series by accident! I can tell this one is going to be a really, really good series.

Helen Grace is outwardly an extremely capable and talented woman who always does her job and does it well. Inside she is damaged by earlier experiences, as main characters in crime books usually are! Helen however does not soothe her emotions with alcohol as is customary. She takes a different and very personal path.

There are a lot of deaths in Eeny Me
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 Li'l Owl ~ Incorrigible Reader
Wowza!
This psychological game brings a whole new meaning to EENY-You live. MEENY-They die.
What would you decide?


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When I came to, my head was pounding. Blood coated my mouth. I wasn’t in the warm van anymore. I was in a cold, dark space. Was I dreaming? A noise behind me made me start. But it was only Sam stumbling to his feet.
We’d been robbed. Robbed and dumped. I scrambled forward, clawing at the walls that enclosed us. Cold, hard tiles. I crashed into Sam and for a brief moment held h
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Leo
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book reminded me why I don't usually read books like this. They reminded me that humans are so fucked up and life is so depressing.
But that said, it was a gripping book with quite a few unexpected twists up to the very end and it did live up to the premise. So, I do recommend it but now I'm going to watch cat videos on YouTube because I need something to cheer me up.
Matt
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In search of a new psychological thriller, MJ Arlidge came highly recommended. He did not disappoint with his ability to grab the reader and leave them gasping for air, even in this debut novel. Picture it, if you will: two people are confined in an area together with no way out, no food or water, and only a gun with a single bullet in its chamber. One must die so the other can live; the choice is theirs. When the first 'victim/perpetrator' is released, this story is presented to DI Helen Grace, ...more
Laura
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: four-star
The first in a multiple part series featuring detective inspector Helen Grace; this is a promising debut with all that good cop thrillers are known for. The author delivers what the synopsis suggests - and more.

The story is well paced and the chapters are kept short to ensure the readers attention is held throughout. Although this was quite different to the usual style of thriller I read, I enjoyed it nonetheless and felt Helen's character was well developed. As ever, it's pleasing to read a th
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Two people are kidnapped, locked in a room with a gun and only one of them will walk out alive. Detective Helen Grace must find out who the kidnapper is, but as more people get kidnapped the hunt becomes more and more intense as the police try to figure out what links the kidnappings together...

I usually find no problems with reading books out of order nowadays. But, in this case, I kind of regret that I read Pop Goes the Weasel before I read Eeny Meeny. Why? Because a bit of the enjoyment of re
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LENA TRAK
Quite a good murder mystery with a shocking ending but not the best in the series...
Amanda
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kind of disappointing. Loved it to start with - the premise is intriguing and the characters are terrific. Helen Grace is fascinating.
Then the structure started to bother me. Short chapters are fine, especially when you basically have a chapter for each POV switch. But then multiple POVs and different scenes started appearing in a single chapter, which made the chapter breaks feel kind of arbitrary.
Some crime books introduce the reader to cast of characters and offer them the chance to figure ou
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Suzanne
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-penrith
2.5 stars.

This was an interesting one for me, can't say I've read a book like this before. But that's ok, as it's not my usual genre. Two people picked by a crazy perpetrator, one will live and one will die. Detective Inspector Helen Grace is at the fore, trying to solve this crime that seems to be turning into a serial killing. She's a hard woman and we get to know that her life has been terrible as a youngster. She isn't the most likeable character but I didn't have a problem with this as ther
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Nikoleta
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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Brenda
Amy and Sam had enjoyed their gig together that night and decided to hitchhike home – Amy had let her mother know that’s what they were doing. And when the van pulled over to give them a lift, they were both thrilled; the driver was friendly, chatting to them, offering them a warm drink. But when they slowly woke and became aware of their situation, they realized they were in big trouble. As the days passed slowly without food or water, with no means of escape, the terror of the only choice they ...more
Brenda - Traveling Sister
I was lost in the dark cloudy disturbing craggy coulee with Kaceey reading Eeeny Meeny. We started off pretty comfy in the sunshine however soon after starting this one the dark clouds covered up the sunshine and Kaceey and I fight a little squeamish and were looking for cover from the shower of intense dread that overtook us and some characters to the twisted game inflicted by the killer.

Eeny Meeny is an action-packed, dark and twisted story with a game so disturbing and more twisted than our
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Sh3lly
I received a digital version of this book from Netgalley. It was in one of those emails they tempt you with send you, making it sound like the best book ever. So, because I'm weak, I requested it. There's nothing wrong with the premise or writing, it's just not my cup of tea.

Apparently, this is the first book in a new series about investigator Helen Grace. It's very dark, it's a police procedural, and it's about some psychos making people suffer horribly. I have a hard time with the really dark
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Paul
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thrillers
Eeny Meeny – stunning and brilliant

M.J. Arlidge has spent a career writing high class drama for our delectations on television as well as producing crime dramas for ITV. He has brought his experience to this novel and really gives us a taste of suspense, thriller that packs a punch not sure where or who is next and why. He does pose the reader the question though of what would you do to survive all the way through the book. As you get towards the end of the book the one thing you do not want to
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
I really enjoyed this book, it only just missed out on being a 5 star rating as I felt it lost some of it's clever "dark" bits towards the middle and then the end of the book. The beginning was fantastic, super clever storyline, unusual and interesting. It's a book that I read really quickly, read it over 24 hours and the pace is really good.

I really liked the female protagonist and keen to read M.J. Aldridge's next book featuring the same Detective, she was a really good character. I think the
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Chloe
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book through Goodreads giveaway and thoroughly enjoyed it.
DI Helen Grace is a tough leader trying to solve a case in which two victims have gone missing .The suspect plays a game with them by keeping them in captivity and letting one go only when he/she kills the other.Soon another pair goes missing and Helen realizes that the enemy might be someone close to her.
It's a great psychological thriller with some strong characters and a compulsive storyline . I am looking forward to
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Zoe Mann
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so glad I gave M J Arlidge another chance after reading 'Love Me Not' and not enjoying it having not read any other books in the series. Now I've read this one 'Love Me Not' makes so much more sense and I can't wait to read more in the series. I strongly advise people to start from the beginning of this series or you may be left disappointed like myself and have to go back to the start anyway to truly appreciate it. Thank you to Natalie for doing my first ever buddy read with me. Was so good ...more
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M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specialising in high end drama production. Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV In the last five years, and is currently working on a major adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans for the BBC.

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