Running Blind
M. J. Arlidge

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Narrated By: Grace Saif

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Running Blind by M.J. Arlidge, read by Grace Saif.

New to the police force, WPC Helen Grace is assigned to her first clear-cut case. Sure there's something sinister beneath the surface, Helen has a bad feeling . . . but who's going to take the word of a rookie?

Fresh out of Police College, 18-year-old WPC Helen Grace is the first to arrive on the scene of a fatal collision. Her colleagues see nothing amiss, convinced that the young man's death was a tragic accident. But Helen is not so sure.

Who is their mystery victim? Why would he risk life and limb running across a busy highway? And what might he have been running from?

There's a dark secret lurking amid the quiet fields of Hampshire, one that Helen is determined to uncover.

In this ebook novella, rookie Helen Grace discovers what it's like to be a woman in a man's world, facing impossible odds as she races against time to save vulnerable lives.


Crime & mystery: women sleuths, Psychological thriller

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

Huffington Post

Chilling stuff


Praise for M. J. Arlidge


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

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