MJ Arlidge: Cat & Mouse

Today I’m joining the blog tour for Cat & Mouse. My review is written with thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me on the blog tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.


When you think you’re safe,
When you think you’re all alone,
That’s when he’ll come for you…

A silent killer stalks the city, targeting those home alone at night, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the victims.

As panic spreads, Detective Inspector Helen Grace leads the investigation, but is herself a hunted woman, her every step shadowed by a ruthless psychopath bent on revenge.

As she tracks the murderer, Grace begins to suspect there is a truly shocking home truth that connects these brutal crimes. But what she will find is something more twisted than she could ever suspect…

Check the windows, lock the doors – this is a twisted page-turner that will prey on your darkest fears, in the way only M.J. Arlidge can.


The DI Helen Grace series is one of the first series I started reading when I started blogging and it remains one of my favourites. Arlidge is the absolute master of fast paced, tense, thrilling novels and Cat & Mouse is no different. It starts with a bang and from there, it is completely relentless. It was very difficult to put this novel down. 

It’s hard to believe that Cat & Mouse is the eleventh outing for DI Helen Grace and I feel it would help to start this series at the beginning as there are several threads from previous books in the series. It’s also important to understand Grace’s personality, and that whilst she may be aloof, there are reasons for this and it has been interesting to see how her character has developed over the series. Personally, I love her determination and her refusal to take any rubbish from anyone, particularly her superiors! 

It was also great to be back with the rest of the team and although it’s been a while since I read the previous instalment, I felt as though I was straight back in on the action as soon as I started reading. 

There are a few instances of violence and these are written in such a compelling way that I could not tear my eyes from the page. There is so much tension and several twists and turns that I was completely engaged until the very end. 

Cat & Mouse is available from Amazon.

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