She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.
The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet.
The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her.
As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself – before the past wreaks a terrible revenge?
What does TWG think?
Thrilled to be one of the blog stops today for the very talented, Mel Sherratt, and her new release; ‘Don’t Look Behind You’.
Detective Eden Berrisford is back; and boy is she back with a bang! Eden is leading the investigations for three separate, horrific incidents all involving women. If Eden can’t solve the crimes then who can? In Mel’s previous novel ‘The Girl Next Door’, Eden Berrisford showed promise as an influential character, especially given the fact that she is a tough nut! I would dread to be on the wrong side of her and Eden certainly moves her ‘showing promise’ status up a notch in this storyline.
The topics Mel Sherratt covered in the book, for me, were extremely difficult to read as I couldn’t switch off from them being too close to home. Even though the harrowing situations are happening in our world today, I did find it hard to be face to face with my demon. However, due to my own personal experiences with the topics, I was impressed at the attention to detail with those cases, and the careful steps Mel Sherratt took to ensure the situations were written sensitively, but real.
Right from the very beginning the storyline oozed depth and pure grit. It was pretty clear to see that the author wanted the reader to focus solely on the novel as the way she drip fed pieces of information, instead of just going WHAM with it, was enough to keep my curiosity and interest severely peaked. A very, very clever style of writing.
Detective Eden Berrisford is definitely THE heroine to look up to and keep on side. Her character is just phenonmenal and Mel Sherratt has really struck gold by writing such a kick ass detective that us ladies will aspire to become (even adults can have dreams, right?).
Overall, I enjoyed ‘Don’t Look Behind You’ because it was incredibly gripping and oozed power, showcasing Mel Sherratt’s phenomenal writing style. A style you’d need to be insane NOT to like. I did let my own personal demons overshadow my enjoyment of the storyline I admit, but even with that pesky demon, you can’t go wrong with a Mel Sherratt novel AND Detective Eden Berrisford can you?
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