Jun 7, 2016

First Chapter: Liar, Liar by M.J. Arlidge

Liar, Liar
This police procedural by M.J. Arlidge, set in Southhampton, England, is the fourth in the Helen Grace series, paperback released today, June 7, 2016 by NAL.
Book description:
Detective Helen Grace has never seen such destruction. Six fires in twenty-four hours. Two people dead. Several more injured. It’s as if someone wants to burn the city to the ground...
With the whole town on high alert, Helen and her team must sift through the rubble to find the arsonist, someone whose thirst for fire—and control—is reducing entire lives to ashes.  
First chapter:
Luke scrambled through the open window and onto the narrow ledge outside. Grasping the plastic guttering above his head, he pulled himself upright. The guttering creaked ominously, threatening to give way at tny moment, but Luke couldn't risk letting go. He was dizzy, breathless and very, very scared.

A blast of icy wind roared over him, flapping his thin cotton pajamas like a manic kite. He was already losing the feeling in his feet - the chill from the rough stone creeping up is body -- and the sixteen-year-old knew he would have to act quickly if he was to save his life. 

Other books in the series:
Eeny Meeny: Helen Grace #1
Pop Goes the Weasel (Helen Grace #2)
The Doll's House (Helen Grace #3)
Little Boy Blue (Helen Grace #5)

Meme: Every Tuesday Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers share the first paragraph sometimes two, of a book that they are reading or plan to read soon. 

Do the book description and first paragraph of the first chapter above appeal to you? Would you read on?


  1. Ooh, this sounds good! Wonder if I should start with the first book in the series though...

  2. This has grabbed my attention. Keep reading. Enjoy!

  3. Eww - I want to keep going. This sounds good, but do I nee another series?

  4. That's a great beginning -- right in the middle of the action! I'd definitely keep reading to find out what will happen next.
    My Tuesday post features LA VIE EN ROSE

  5. You definitely caught my attention with those opening lines! Obviously I need to check out this author and this series. Thanks! Here's mine: “THE GIRLS”

  6. Ooooh. Is Luke the arsonist? I'd have to keep reading to find out!

  7. I love the sound of this one. I would keep reading. As someone who is afraid of fire, I find stories like this so interesting.

  8. It sounds like an interesting read. And maybe a TV series in the making, too?


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