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Taunting the Dead (A DS Allie Shenton Novel Book 1) by [Sherratt, Mel]
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Book 1 of 3 in A DS Allie Shenton Novel (3 Book Series)

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‘Uncompromising, powerful and very real–an important new voice.’ —David Mark, author of The Dark Winter

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

‘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, author of Hunted

‘A great début. Gritty. Sexy. And brilliantly capturing the brutality that follows betrayal and desperation.’ —Will Carver, author of Dead Set

‘Sherratt is a unique voice in detective fiction.’ —Mail on Sunday

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 write three more books in the critically acclaimed The Estate Series.

Mel has written feature articles for The Guardian, the Writers and Artists website, and Writers’ Forum magazine, to name just a few, and regularly speaks at conferences, events, and talks.

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.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4634 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (3 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EQD78HA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 843 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,784 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Taunting The dead is the first novel in the D.S Allie Shenton series.

When Steph Ryder is found dead it doesn't take long for D.S Allie Shenton to suspect the extremely arrogant and ambitious husband Terry. Only problem is the people that can help Allie are all to scared of Terry and Allie finds herself not only having to work her way through the web of lies and deception she also has to figure out her ever growing attraction to the ever charming Terry.

I really enjoyed Taunting The Dead, the way the author has written this book throughout nearly all of the story I had scenes playing through my mind at the same time. It would certainly make for a great t.v series. The story itself had the right amount of grit and thrills that a good crime thriller should have and held my interest throughout the whole book.

The characters themselves were all very believable and I am certainly looking forward to seeing what is in store for D.S Allie Shenton in the future.
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Couldn't put this book down. Read it within 48 hours and moved straight on to Follow the leader.
Definitely adding this author to my list of favourites.
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What a great read, it has kept me in suspense, looking forward to other books by this writer, this was the first book I have read by this writer, so I am looking forward to other stories. A great crime story
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Ms Sherratt portrays her characters very well - what a horrid lot they are! But more than that, they all have their own layers of complexity. Even the appalling Steph surfaces from her self-absorption to touch her more vulnerable and concerned sides and the heroine has some serious wobbles on the personal front.
Not just a gritty crime novel, but one which shows the impact on the investigator's own pretty normal life, thus making it different from the more mundane crime novel.

So when's the next Allie Shenton out?
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Enjoyed this book immensely,non stop page turner. Disappointed that I read the book so quickly and now I'll have to find another good read this book will be a hard act to follow
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Interesting storyline a mixture of murder intrigue and.suspense.
At times didnt want to put it down. Not too violent .
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Thrilling. Excellent. Real page turner. Couldn't put this Down until I'd finished. Totally engrossed in who!me story. Brilliant thank you
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In a similar vein to Martina Cole but without the bad language , if you like Martina you will like this, a compelling easy read with violence and skullduggery
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