GENRE:

Crime / Thriller

UK PUBLICATION:

Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer, December 2013

US PUBLICATION:

Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer, December 2013

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?

‘Uncompromising, powerful and very real – an important new voice’
David Mark

 

‘Slick debut from a writer to watch out for’
Mandasue Heller, BROKE

 

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

 

 ‘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, RULES OF HONOUR

 

 ‘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, HUNTED

 

 ‘Gritty and atmospheric, Mel Sherratt knows all about the dangers that lurk within those mean streets of Stoke-on-Trent’
Niamh O’ Connor, BLINK

 

 ‘A great début. Gritty. Sexy. And brilliantly capturing the brutality that follows betrayal and desperation’
Will Carver, DEAD SET

RIGHTS SALES:

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