MJ Arlidge: Truth Or Dare

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Truth Or Dare. My review is written with thanks to Tracy Fenton at Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.


A crimewave sweeps through the city and no-one is safe. An arson at the docks. A carjacking gone wrong. A murder in a country park. What connects all these crimes without causes, which leave no clues?

Detective Inspector Helen Grace faces the rising tide of cases which threatens to drown the city. But each crime is just a piece of a puzzle which is falling into place.

And when it becomes clear just how twisted and ingenious this web of crime is, D.I. Grace will realise that it may be impossible to stop it.



I love the DI Helen Grace series and Truth Or Dare is no exception. It’s been a while since I caught up with Helen Grace and her team but it was a pleasure doing so, despite the obvious disharmony in the ranks. This unrest added an extra layer to a very engaging plot. 

There are several suspects and victims in Truth Or Dare which gives Arlidge a chance to show us a large number of characters. They represent different groups in society and it was interesting to explore the issues they faced including racism, homophobia and addiction. 

Truth Or Dare has a very complex plot and at times, it was impossible to see how it would all come together. However, I was very impressed by how tightly the novel was constructed and how the different parts of the story were connected. There is a strong undercurrent of tension that runs the whole way through and the very short chapters and changes in focus make it very fast paced. I could not wait to see what would happen next.

Truth Or Dare is available from Amazon

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