'Sherratt is a unique voice in detective fiction, capturing the terror of abused women far better than any male writer.' Mail on Sunday.
From the author of No.1 bestseller Taunting the Dead comes The Estate Series - where drama meets crime.
When Caren Williams finds herself back on the estate she fought so hard to get away from, little does she realise she'll be living opposite her arch-enemy, Gina Bradley. Gina thinks she and her family rule Stanley Avenue so when Caren starts to become popular, she decides to hit her where it will hurt the most – she wants her husband.
Lonely and depressed, Ruth Millington finds it a constant struggle to get through the dark times. Spiralling out of control, maybe she should let Gina's husband help her out when he comes calling.
Twins Rachel and Claire Bradley, took control of the girl gang, the Mitchell Mob, when their leader was sent to a juvenile detention centre for assault. But Stacey Hunter is out now and wants to hold the position of top dog again. No one will back down - let battle commence.
Brawling in the street, fighting on the square and conforming to peer pressure – it all comes down to holding your nerve. But this time not everyone will survive the notorious Stanley Avenue...
FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL follows on from SOMEWHERE TO HIDE and BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.
Praise for Mel Sherratt
‘There's a lot of young crime writers that I've just met for the first time. There's one called Mel Sherratt; she's very interesting.’ Ian Rankin.
'A writer to watch out for.' Mandasue Heller.
‘Uncompromising, powerful and very real – an important new voice.’ David Mark.
‘The worst terrors are always those that hide closest to home.’ Elizabeth Haynes.
‘Gritty and atmospheric.’ Niamh O’Connor.
What the readers say:
‘I totally got caught up emotionally in this book and spent the last portion in tears and holding my breath as I turned the page. Be prepared for a story that will touch your heart and give you something to think about for days to come.’
‘What a fantastic read. I didn’t realise they could get better, but this is by far the best one so far. In parts I sat and cried, you get so attached to the characters, and want to know what’s happening with them next.’
‘Absolutely gripping. Did not want series to end. Real people and so true to life. Best I have read in a long while.’
‘Mel Sherratt writes in a way that has you visualising the characters and making you pleased you didn't grow up on The Estate. This book brings a tear to the eye on many occasions.’