There is a serial killer on the loose in Southampton but in a change from the usual they are targeting the men who use prostitutes rather than the girls themselves. The murders are quite gruesome with the victims' hearts being cut out, put in a box and sent to someone known to the deceased.
This is the second novel by the author in the Detective Helen Grace series. It is advisable but not essential to read the first (Eeny Meeny) before this one. This is because characters and events are referred to which would spoil your enjoyment of its predecessor if you read it out of sequence.Pop Goes The Weasel is set a year on; as well as having a difficult case to try and solve Helen has issues and secrets in her personal life to deal with.
This is quickly becoming my favourite crime series. The story is told from different points of view, is fast paced and the short chapters make it difficult to put down. I'm already looking forward to and eagerly awaiting the third in this series.
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Books for a copy of this in return for an honest review
Rating: 4 out of 5
Published by Penguin Books (UK) on 11th September 2014