Crime thriller


Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer, February 2015


Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer, February 2015


Mel Sherratt


A man’s body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a plastic magnet in the shape of an E. Days later, a second victim is found, this time with the letter V tucked into her clothing.
As the body count rises, the eerie, childlike clues point to a pattern that sends DS Allie Shenton and her colleagues into full alert.


The race is on. Allie and the team must work quickly to determine where the killer will strike next. The rules are simple but deadly – to catch the killer, they must follow the leader.


‘Hard as nails and full of heart’
David Mark


‘Sherratt is a unique voice in detective fiction.’
Mail on Sunday 


‘Mel Sherratt is a gifted storyteller. In Follow the Leader all of her skills are on show; the plot shifts from one terrifying crime to the next, never slowing in pace. The new DS Allie Shenton novel is the reading equivalent of riding a rollercoaster with no brakes.’
Kate Rhodes 


‘Mel’s vivid imagination really brings her characters to life.’
Kerry Wilkinson, author of Jessica Daniels police procedures


‘The plot races along smartly, with the victims piling up, before culminating in a series of twists that hit you like body blows.’
Emlyn Rees, The Hunted


 I enjoyed the way each character, even minor ones, was described in a way that gave them depth and believability. On finishing the book my first thought was that I hope this will be a series that runs and runs – Allie has already become one of my favourite fictional crime fighters.’
Crime Reviewer


World English: Amazon / Thomas & Mercer (Emile Marneur)
Turkish: KRP