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  • Location: Southampton

Little Boy Blue: DI Helen Grace 5

Little Boy Blue: DI Helen Grace 5

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2000s: Dare you go inside The Torture Room?

  • ISBN: 978-1405919234
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Called to a crime scene at a Southampton nightclub called The Torture Room, you know this is not going to be a straight forward case. Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and it’s a scene of absolute horror. Not for the state of the body but for the fact she knows him.

But that’s not the worst of it. Helen herself has often delved into this world and knows it a lot better than she is letting on. It’s not something you admit to friends is it, least of all your colleagues and superiors in the police. But when these two very different worlds collide, you’d better have some answers.

Problem is that Helen is determined to find this man’s murderer – while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs.

But when a new victim is found, it’s not the bondage secrets she has to keep at bay but the noose around her own neck which is tightening by the second…

Travel Guide

The Torture Rooms….

Now here’s an introduction to the Southhampton club scene you probably won’t have visited before! And even if you have, you won’t want to visit it quite like this!  The name says it all really and it is a fictional club but for obvious reasons there are no nightclubs on the booktrail map. Plenty of night life to choose from however if you go here: discoversouthampton.co.uk/visit/nightlife

This is the kind of Southhampton or any city for that matter which you would only know about if you were part of the community who frequent it. Clubs with rooms and torture chambers – what a chilling set up for a murder! The first asphyxiation scene is quite horrible and not for the faint hearted. But the club scene is vividly brought to life:

“Inside, the party was in full swing. the cavernous bar was a sea of peacock features, sequins and elaborate eye make-up punters and staff alike dressing to impress.”

“A seething mass of humanity  crammed into the basement club’s crumbling walls”

Southhampton itself however:

“Southampton has always been a bustling, vibrant city and around midnight the streets regularly fill with workers, students, ships crews, tourists and more, as the pubs empty out. “

But it’s the club area and a certain flat down by the docks that really shows a side to the city you won’t find on any tourist map anytime soon.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  Little Boy Blue (DI Helen Grace 5)

Author/ Guide: M. J. Arlidge  Destination: Southampton  Departure Time :2000s

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