Publisher: Blood Red Books (19th September 2017)
First of all I would like to thank Mel Sherratt for the honour of being one of only 20 people to read She Did It in advance of publication day. Proud, as always, to be part of #TeamSherratt 🙂
I always look forward to a new book by Mel Sherratt and I am never disappointed! She Did It is different to most of Mel Sherratt’s other books. More of a psychological thriller like Watching Over You (which I absolutely loved!). There is a police procedural element to it, but this story very much centres around Tamara and Esther. I really warmed to Tamara. She has been used to the high life and is doing her best to re-build that life after a particularly difficult time. A time she is desperately trying to leave in the past. She has started her own business and when she takes on Esther she thinks things are really starting to look up. Esther knows her stuff and helps to secure them a big job. One which could easily lead to more work. Tamara starts to relax a bit. She begins to confide in Esther and starts to appreciate the friendship she is beginning to develop with her. She has no idea of Esther’s past or who she really is. She is totally not prepared for the danger she faces as Esther uses her to get close to someone she aims to seek revenge on for her painful past.
Esther is quite a character. She absolutely terrified me! I have to say though, I did have conflicting feelings about her. Mostly she scared the crap out of me and I wanted to scream at Tamara for not seeing through her. I did also feel very sorry for her when we are told of what she went through in the past. Not that this condones any of her actions, but goes some way to explaining why she has serious issues. I wouldn’t call her a likeable character though.
This book is full of tension and suspense. It was almost like watching one of those films where you’re screaming at the TV, “It’s her, it’s her! Don’t go in there!” She Did It is the perfect title!
I loved that Tamara’s business is centred around book publicity too.
A brilliantly written, character driven story with some shocking twists. And that ending!!
It certainly kept me on the edge of my seat and I highly recommend.
Work colleague. Friend. Killer.
From the million seller author comes a standalone gripping psychological thriller.
A successful businesswoman, Tamara enjoys her champagne lifestyle to the full. At least, that is the front she displays to the world. As well as being lonely, she’s running out of money. A promising new member of staff brings the injection of fresh blood needed to win the contract that will turn things around.
Working for Tamara is a perfect ruse for Esther. But, along with fake references and qualifications, she also has a plan for revenge. Sensing Tamara’s vulnerability, Esther uses their acquaintance as a way of getting close to someone who hurt her in the past.
Tamara is keeping things secret. Esther has a dark side she is trying to hide. For both of them, lying is a habit. But when mistakes begin to catch up with Esther, and people start dying, Tamara realises she’s chosen the wrong person to trust as a friend.
Perfect for fans of The Girlfriend, Lies and Behind Closed Doors.
Praise for She Did It:
‘Mel Sherratt is on outstanding form with this pacy, page-turning thriller! It had all the thrills and chills, with just the right amount of gritty realism that sets her writing apart from the crowd. Fans of Behind Closed Doors and The Girl on the Train will love it!’ LJ Ross, author of DCI Ryan Series.
‘A riveting psychological thriller which had me turning the pages long into the night. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a dark, twisty-turny read.’ Caroline Mitchell, author of Witness and DS Ruby Preston Series.
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About the author…..
My novels take you to the heart of the crime. I write police procedurals, psychological suspense and crime dramas – fiction with a punch. 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 ten 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.
DETECTIVE EDEN BERRISFORD works in a community intelligence team and helps to gather information and intel for investigations. THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR is the first book, followed by DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU.
TAUNTING THE DEAD is part police procedural/part psychological thriller. It was a standalone for two years but I have now written two more books with Detective Sergeant Allie Shenton as a main character to create a trilogy. FOLLOW THE LEADER is book two and ONLY THE BRAVE is book three.
THE ESTATE SERIES are a mix of psychological suspense and family life with a sprinkling of grit and a dash of menace – where drama meets crime. There are four at the moment, available individually or you can read the first three as a box set. WRITTEN IN THE SCARS, is the latest in the series to be published.
WATCHING OVER YOU is a standalone psychological thriller. It’s dark in places, light in places, disturbing in places too – where obsession and friendship turn into murder.
I also write women’s fiction under the pen name of Marcie Steele. Stirred with Love, The Little Market Stall of Hope and Heartbreak and The Second Chance Shoe Shop are out now.
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 http://www.melsherratt.co.uk or I’m on Twitter at @writermels
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