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Taunting the Dead by Mel Sherratt
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Jan 13, 2012

it was amazing

Sexy, smart debut
As crime novels go, you’ll be hard pushed to find a faster paced, more thrilling story than Taunting the Dead. It’s perfect to lose yourself in on dark, wet, winter days, and I’m sure you’ll devour it in just a few sittings. I certainly did.
Set in the seedy underbelly of Stoke on Trent it sets DS Allie Shenton, an officer with her own axe to grind, against a glorious cast of villains, led by the charismatic Terry Ryder . The plot, like all the best thrillers, is labyrinthine, with a devastating twist at the denouement. And it’s worth adding that it is to Mel Sherratt’s credit that she evokes sympathy for the victim, Steph Ryder, a vacuous alcoholic with little concern for others.
This is a great debut from an exciting new talent; I can see the TV series now.
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