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Down to the Woods
Down to the Woods: DI Helen Grace 8 | M. J. Arlidge
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THE EIGHTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE There 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. *** PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'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 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner '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
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Gizmo86
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Next 🤓

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TrishB
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#downinthewoods #ayupaugust
A series I‘m up to date with 😁 🖐

Cathythoughts 👍🏻👍🏻. Lots of choices for books & ‘woods‘ today 😀 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts yes I had a few ideas 👍🏻 I love this series though so went with this! 4mo
squirrelbrain Well done! ✋ For being up to date and for the prompt! 😁 4mo
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Kappadeemom
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Hanging with my doggo tonight #dorkie #dogsoflitsy

brit91 The perfect reading buddy!😍🐶📚 4mo
Kappadeemom @brit91 He sure is!! 4mo
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JeansBookshelf
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Got a ton of books to get rid of. Available on eBay: https://ebay.com/usr/jemar-4663

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jennifers_bookland
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Couple of new books I‘ve purchased and added on to my TBR 😀👍🏻 #bookhaul #tbr #books #booklover

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eanderson
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My little love pug is super cuddly this afternoon. It‘s a good time to catch up with Helen Grace! 💕 #pugsoflitsy

Cathythoughts Theo ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
batsy Aww 💕 13mo
eanderson @Cathythoughts @batsy 💕💕💕🤗🤗🤗 I think it‘s the cold weather here that is making him super cuddly. I‘m enjoying it! 13mo
Daisey My pets have been more cuddly than usual as well since it‘s gotten colder. 🐶 💕 13mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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So for the last 2 years - to the day - I‘ve been spending my morning time reading on the couch rather than turning on the news. It has done my sanity good. But I really need to do a better job picking those books because at a certain point I have to put it down and sign on to work. Helen Grace (Cate Blanchett) made that ENORMOUSLY difficult this morning.

Ashley_Nicoletto I read or workout every morning before work. Without a single ounce of news and I try for no social media either. Gotta take care of your own mental space. 13mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I try for no news at all but I do check my personal email and sometimes have breaking news alerts. I am guilty of sometimes falling down the Litsy rabbit hole but I have really been limiting my IG and FB time overall. 13mo
eanderson Ooo Cate Blanchett for Helen Grace... Perfect casting choice! Enjoy! 13mo
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MicheleinPhilly @eanderson She is who I have been picturing since book 1. @TrishB approves too. Welcome to the club! You can hang out in my trailer when I get a producer‘s credit on the tv series (last sentence is entirely fantasy.) ☺️ 13mo
saresmoore Teach me your ways, Wise One! News-free mornings sound like bliss, but the temptation is so great. Does your wife join in this practice? 13mo
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore No, she‘s usually in the batcave watching GMA. Or still sleeping. 13mo
saresmoore Well, that‘s helpful. The husband usually interrupts my reading bliss with a headline every two pages or so. 13mo
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore Oh she knows my “reading bitch face” INTIMATELY. 13mo
TrishB @eanderson I totally picture Cate on that bike! 13mo
eanderson @MicheleinPhilly 😂 I like it! @TrishB yes!!! 100% I definitely agree! She‘s perfect. 13mo
Reviewsbylola I love the way you start your mornings! 13mo
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eanderson
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In a little tiny reading slump. Hoping Helen Grace pulls me out of it. 😕Besides my History of the Hobbit, I‘ve struggled reading over the past several days. MJ Arlidge usually can help me out of a lull.

Lel2403 I really enjoyed this, an easy but engaging read 13mo
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eanderson
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😱 #bookmail from Book Depository!!! It‘s here it‘s here! I love the Helen Grace series and of course you can‘t buy it here in the states (at least not the physical book). Thank God for Book Depository!!!

tammysue Yay!! I can‘t wait to read it. Enjoy! 😁 14mo
TrishB It‘s great 👍🏻 14mo
eanderson @TrishB Yayy! That makes me even more excited to start it! 🤗@whatshesreadingnow me too! 😱 Seriously thinking of dumping my other books on my TBR to just read this! 13mo
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Lel2403
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The story itself hops from graphic fear and murder mystery to police procedural with strong women characters effortlessly and is an easy, yet heart thumping read. I liked that the identity of the killer is kept unknown until near the end and it really does keep you guessing. I will now be reading more of the series.

thanks to the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

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Lel2403
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“Once more, Hudson felt the anger rising within him. And once more he tried to swallow it down. He had to get a grip on it. It was affecting his work, his judgement, and if he wasn‘t careful it would consume him. As it had done before.”........this is heating up now.....

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Lel2403
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“Peering into the void, Lauren gasped in confusion and horror. This hunter did not have a human face. She could make out no features at all, apart from two huge, lamp-like eyes. ‘Please, no . . .‘”.......so scary at times and a real intriguing whodunnit....loving it.

TrishB A great read and a great series 👍🏻 1y
Lel2403 @TrishB I‘m already looking for the others...📖 1y
Samantha.1020 I‘m a huge fan of this series but I have some catching up to do! 1y
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Lel2403
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“He breathed the words, hoping they would soothe his pounding heart. But fear was assailing him, making his limbs shake and his brain ache. There had to be a way out of here. There had to be a way .”.......

I‘m hooked already...a good creepy read so far, plus a detective story too..

Cathythoughts Sounds really good 👍🏻 1y
Lel2403 @Cathythoughts I‘m about 20% of the way in and it‘s pretty good so far..... 1y
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Lel2403
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“Panicking, he flicked his gaze between the two paths. He was suddenly gripped by indecision, aware how costly the wrong choice would be. He didn‘t know why he was being hunted, which way he should go, nor what kind of agonies lay in store for him. All he did know was that death was stalking him tonight.”....so far so good and set in the UK

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Lel2403
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“Panicking, he flicked his gaze between the two paths. He was suddenly gripped by indecision, aware how costly the wrong choice would be. He didn‘t know why he was being hunted, which way he should go, nor what kind of agonies lay in store for him. All he did know was that death was stalking him tonight.”........so far so good...and set in the UK

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MicheleinPhilly
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I may have squealed when the mailman handed this to me. I‘m coming for you, Cate! 😍

Cathythoughts Exciting ! 1y
TrishB Yay 😁😁 1y
wtimblin Lol. Bet he's warned all the guys down at the sorting office about the 'Book squealing lady'... 1y
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MicheleinPhilly @wtimblin He already hates knocking because he is terrified of the dog! Whenever I have a package he sort of throws it at me so I‘ll close the door quickly. 1y
wtimblin Lol 😂 1y
eanderson 😱😱😱😱😱 I still need to buy this book! 1y
MicheleinPhilly @eanderson It‘s THICK! 1y
eanderson Oh my!!! Im looking forward to seeing what you think! 1y
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TrishB
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Another cracker in the series 👍🏻 great plot, red herrings running amok and more all action from Helen Grace, aka Cate Blanchett @MicheleinPhilly

Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻 1y
MicheleinPhilly My copy only just shipped a few days ago. 😩 Hoping it will arrive this week. I‘m in desperate need of a Cate fix. 1y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly it‘s worth the wait 👍🏻 1y
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TrishB @Cathythoughts it‘s a great detective series (there are so many 😱) 1y
Cathythoughts That‘s the thing .... there are so many 👍🏻... which is good & bad ......., as you say yourself. I may as well stack the first one ! 😉 1y
Suzze I ordered this from Book Depository the other day. Hoping it comes quickly! 1y
TrishB @Suzze 🤞🏻 1y
inthegreensandblues @TrishB Should one have read the previous books in the series to fully enjoy this? 1y
TrishB @inthegreensandblues I would say definitely yes! There‘s too many back stories not to really. 1y
inthegreensandblues @TrishB good to know, thanks! 1y
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RedLeaves
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Starting my scary/horror/gothic reads for October. Thought I'd start with more of a psychological thriller and work my way up to full out ghost stories toward the end of the month! Anyone read this?

☠️🕷️👀👻💀

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JeansBookshelf
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81% into Down to the Woods. Loving reading on my Paperwhite instead of my older basic Kindle. 😊

Going to read Hangman next. 😊

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JeansBookshelf
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Loving my Paperwhite! Love that it has a light. The screen resolution is so much better than both of my basic Kindles too 😂

Made it 21% into this over the weekend.

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JeansBookshelf
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Got my Paperwhite! Excited to read on it without needing my lamp 😂 This is my first read.

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Forgetmenot
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Another brilliant offering by M J Arlidge following the exploits of Helen and her team as they search for a killer. These books get better and better as you get to know the team and you see their friendships and support for one another grow through the course of the books.

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Emma3
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Bit late to this one but got there eventually 1. So far this year 40. 2. My target as always is 50 so I‘m on track. 3. Surprisingly enjoying the Twilight series. 4. Looking forward to the tagged book which is the latest in the Helen Grace series #2018checkin

Suzze Love the Helen Grace series so much! 1y
Emma3 @Suzze so do I! I‘ve read all the novellas too 1y
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MicheleinPhilly
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SQUEEEEE!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

eanderson What?!? Oh my!!! I‘m going to get this preordered ASAP! 1y
TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 and the same release date! Phew... 1y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB @eanderson Totally made my morning! 1y
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