Little Boy Blue
M. J. Arlidge

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Narrated By: Elizabeth Bower

Duration: 7 hours and 51 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Little Boy Blue by MJ Arlidge, read by Elizabeth Bower.

Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead.

As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice.

Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web?

But whatever she does, this killer will not stop until the truth is revealed: there are some fates worse than death . . .

Audio updated as of May 2018.


Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime & mystery: women sleuths

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A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller

Huffington Post

Chilling stuff


Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years

Jeffery Deaver

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

One of the best new series detectives . . . Mesmerizing!

Lisa Gardner

M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace

Daily Mail

This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo

Judy Finnigan

DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone

Daily Mail

A chilling read

My Weekly

Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent


Page-turningly chilling

The Times

A grisly, gripping thriller

Sunday Mirror

Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow