‘Now and again, a character comes along that stays in your head long after the book has finished. Allie Shenton is that character. Mel Sherratt combines taut storytelling with excellent characterisation, resulting in a book I could not put down.’ —Angela Marsons, author of Silent Scream
About the Author
Mel Sherratt has been a self-described “meddler of words” ever since she can remember. After winning her first writing competition at the age of eleven, she has rarely been without a pen in her hand or her nose in a book.
Since successfully publishing Taunting the Dead and seeing it soar to the rank of #1 bestselling police procedural in the Amazon Kindle store in 2012, Mel has gone on to publish four more books in the critically acclaimed The Estate Series and a psychological thriller, Watching over You.
Mel was shortlisted for the Crime Writer’s Association Dagger in the Library Award 2014 and has written feature articles for The Guardian, the Writers and Artists website and Writers’ Forum Magazine, to name just a few. She regularly speaks at conferences, events and festivals.
She lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with her husband and her terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer, with some help from her Twitter fans), and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for her writing.
Her website is www.melsherratt.co.uk and you can find her on Twitter at @writermels.