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- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 810 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (27 Oct. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- Source: ARC via Netgalley
- Rating: 4/5
One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Only four will come out alive.
Six months after the stabbing of sixteen-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more?
Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks – but when her own niece, Jess Mountford, goes missing, the case gets personal.
With the kidnapper threatening Jess’s life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter…?
A terrifying, compelling, police procedural which will thrill fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott.
Mel Sherratt also known as Marcie Steele is fast becoming an author of many Genre's. And she effortlessly pulls it off each time no matter what Genre she is writing in.
You can read my other reviews clicking on the names. Marcie Steele or Mel Sherratt
I have to say depending on your mood, All these books are well worth reading. Whether you want crime, or something a little lighter.
Having read and really enjoyed Mel's other books. I was keen to see what she could come up with this time. A new series with new characters, can always leave you wondering if it's what people want.
I wasn't disappointed at all, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. I especially enjoyed how characters from Mel's other books seemed to pop up. If you have read the Estate series you will remember Josie Mellor as the Housing officer.
This must have been a difficult book to write, It is a great story line, and every parents nightmare of their little cherub getting involved in Crime, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There are a number of characters through out this book, and it doesn't take you long to start realising somewhere how they all become a big part of the story. I liked how the chapters went back and forwards to individual characters, which I found left me wanting to keep reading to see what was happening with each of them
We are introduced here to Eden. Detective Eden Berrisford. A character I think I'm going to like.
The story kicks off with what appears to be a group of teenagers doing what most teen's do of an evening. Hanging around.
Things take a dramatic turn when one of the teens stabs another.
We then forward 6 months and the build up to the trial. This is where I enjoyed how the book went, how it took you back and forward and pieced all the story together as well as introducing you to the characters as it flowed brilliantly.
Things become a little to personal for Eden, when here niece Jess is kidnapped. it seems that this is all linked to the upcoming trial, but is it?
A real good page turner, that leaves you wanting more each time you turn the page.
Well worth reading and I have no problems recommending it to you.
I write gritty crime dramas, psychological suspense and fiction with a punch - or grit-lit, as I call it. Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer's Association) Dagger in Library Award 2014, my inspiration comes from authors such as Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante, Mandasue Heller and Elizabeth Haynes. Since 2012, all eight of my crime novels have been bestsellers, each one climbing into the kindle UK top 20 and I've had several number ones. I've also had numerous Kindle All-star awards, for best read author and best titles.
I also write contemporary fiction under the name of Marcie Steele - Stirred with Love was published in September 2015, The Little Market Stall of Hope and Heartbreak in December 2015 and The Second Chance Shoe Shop in April 2016.
I live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and make liberal use of my hometown as a backdrop for some of my books. You can find out more at my website www.melsherratt.co.uk or I'm on Twitter at @writermels