The paperback release of Little Boy Blue, the fifth book in M.J. Arlidge’s DI Helen Grace series, has gone straight in at number 10 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List, after the hardback also hit the bestseller charts in March this year. A huge marketing campaign supports this book, in which DI Grace investigates a body in a nightclub.
Detective Inspector Helen Grace is no stranger to tragedy. But when a body is found in a Southampton nightclub, the death cuts too close to the bone.
Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead.
As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice.
Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web?
But whatever she does, this killer will not stop until the truth is revealed: there are some fates worse than death…
Little Blue Boy follows the successes of the rest of the series, maintaining an unbroken streak of top ten bestsellers. The first in the series, Eeny Meeny, was the biggest selling debut crime novel of 2014. The sixth book, Hide and Seek, will be published in September.