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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of No Way Back - a DI Helen Grace short by M. J. Arlidge, read by Rosie Jones.

A treat for fans of DI Helen Grace: a short story from top 10 Sunday Times best-selling author M. J. Arlidge.

Jodie's arriving at her third children's home. She's only 15. Maybe this time will be different. She'll be safe. Looked after.

But the truth is Jodie has no one left to protect her. She must defend herself. She must change.

©2016 M. J. Arlidge (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

Praise for M. J. Arlidge:
"Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years." (Jeffrey Deaver)
"The new Jo Nesbo." (Judy Finnigan)
"Fast paced and nailbitingly tense...gripping." (Sun)
"DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine.... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone." (Daily Mail)
"Chilling stuff." (Fabulist)
"A chilling read." (My Weekly)
"A grisly, gripping thriller." (Sunday Mirror)
"Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow." (Sunday Sport)
"Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!" (Lisa Gardner)
"Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet." (Will Lavender)
"A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another best seller." (Huffington Post)

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  • Lula Custis
  • 01-10-20

Helen Grace is born

Now we finally know why she's a cop who goes by the name Helen Grace. I feel that this could have been a part of the book about her sister or even book 1, but not a book of its own.

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  • Stefano
  • 16-02-21

Nice insights in Helen Grace's life

It's a pity you have to pay still 1 credit for such a short story. However the story itself is nice, you really get more insights in the history and personality of Helen Grace.

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  • J. Kromrie
  • 23-10-18

A great inro to our very-beloved kick-ass heroine!

Short but flawless (in its creation, staging and delivery). If you are a huge Grace fan (and a Gen-x'er) I DARE you not to jump around your house with both hands in the air in a winning pugilist pose singing the Rocky theme at the top of your lungs!

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  • Michaela
  • 22-10-16

Good to get the background of DCI Helen Grace

From reading all of the books in the series, you pretty much guess her history. However it's give a better insight to her personality.

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  • JPea
  • 25-03-17

explains everything!!

I often wondered about her early life,now graphically explained. Please can we have more stories?????

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  • a white
  • 10-01-17

Meeting Helen Grace

The story of Helen Grace and her tough start in life. It's great to finally see where she started from. Good narration too.

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  • MR S.
  • 11-04-20

Not good value for money

Most books in this series are around 9 hours long, but this is not much more than an hour long yet costs the same. I felt like I had to buy it before moving on to the next full length book else there might be a gap in the story

Overall it just felt like cashing in.

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  • EatSleepRugbyXV
  • 01-10-18

Superb short story

Fantastically read. Absolutely loved this short story. Full of pathos throughout. Rosie Jones needs to take a lot of credit for the way she reads this. I felt engaged throughout and didn’t want to stop listening. Brilliant but need to have an idea of the other stories.

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  • Lewguy17
  • 20-10-17

Great

Would recommend you listen to this before eeny meeny so you know what the plot is about

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-03-20

Too much coincidence

It was going somewhat well until we hit the coincidence bit. I know that stories do this, but, some are just a bit beyond the pale and this story ticked that box.