4/5, Crime, Fiction

[Review] Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge

I have to admit: I didn’t read this book, I swallowed it. Or at least this is how it felt. I was reading “Eeny Meeny” on my trip back to my hometown and I found it interesting, but I also did a little bit of an online detox, since I only had access to my phone and this allowed me to read so, so much more.

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I liked this book. In general, I’m usually a fan of crime fiction and I liked the good guys in this book from the start. I was also intrigued by the way the crime was committed, which was new to me. It was oddly satisfying to read further into the book. The details of the story fell nicely together and it just felt right to me. At the same time, I was happy with the fact that the story wasn’t straightforward and focused on the crime alone. It explores the world of possibilities. Even the seemingly insignificant details fall into place and the impact of the main story on the character development is clear.

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While reading “Eeny Meeny”, I found it much easier to find quotes that I liked that in books that I recently read. I feel that the characters were more relatable in general, but also the motives behind their behaviors were nicely explained. The truth is, I like to read or watch stories with a strong woman protagonist, especially when she is a detective.

Since I didn’t really get a chance to include the quotes that I found in my Instagram (@not.a.blank.page) posts (there were too many), I thought I will list a few quotes below. Please let me know if you would like me to include quotes in the review more often!

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Quotes:

“His gaunt face was contorted into a hideous expression – fear, agony and horror written in his twisted features. In life he had been handsome and winning. In death he was repulsive.”

“The bald truth was that you could never really know someone else. And it was that thought that was going to keep him awake all night.”

“It’s all very well in principle saying you’re going to cut someone out of your life, but when they are there on your doorstep, asking for your help, it’s hard to turn them away.”

Rating: 4  /  5

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