Book:

TAUNTING THE DEAD

Mel Sherratt

 

How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

 

Nine out of ten murders are committed by someone the victim knows.  So when Steph Ryder is found dead, D.S. Allie Shenton begins her investigations close to home, starting with Steph’s family and friends.

 

As each of the suspects scrambles to cover up their actions on that fateful night, Allie homes in on Steph’s husband Terry. Soon, she finds herself powerfully attracted to the ambitious and charming businessman, risking not only her marriage but her job and the investigation itself.

 

As the trail grows hotter, Allie finds that nothing is as it seems: secrets and lies begin to escalate and the body count begins to rise. Can Allie uncover the truth before she, too, becomes a victim?

Reviews:

Uncompromising, powerful and very real – an important new voice

David Mark
David Mark

Slick debut from a writer to watch out for

Mandasue Heller
Mandasue Heller

A wonderfully observed tale of brutality, sex and raw emotion, with an ending that will leave you gasping to know more

David Jackson
David Jackson

Sexy, scary, thrilling: all ingredients to keep you reading way into the wee small hours. As a debut novel “Taunting the Dead” triumphs

Matt Hilton
Matt Hilton

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
Emlyn Rees

Gritty and atmospheric, Mel Sherratt knows all about the dangers that lurk within those mean streets of Stoke-on-Trent

Niamh O'Connor
Niamh O'Connor

A great début. Gritty. Sexy. And brilliantly capturing the brutality that follows betrayal and desperation

Will Carver
Will Carver

Genre

Crime / Thriller

UK Publication

Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer, December 2013

US Publication

Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer, December 2013

Rights Sales

English Language: Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer
Italian: Newton Compton