Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge
(Michael Joseph (Penguin), 2014)

Pop Goes the Weasel

by M.J. Arlidge

A man’s body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children.

He is the first victim, and Detective Inspector Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night?

The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives.

Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase…


Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years.”
- Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author
This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo.”
- Judy Finnigan
DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone.”
- Daily Mail
Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent.”
- The Sun
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