A gripping new series from million-copy bestseller Mel Sherratt
A killer is on the loose, attacking people in places they feel most safe: their workplaces, their homes. It’s up to DS Grace Allendale to stop the murders, and prove herself to her new team.
All clues lead to local crime family the Steeles, but that’s where things get complicated. Because the Steeles aren’t ju...more
I was a fan of two of Mel Sherratt’s other series, so I was pleased to get a chance to undertake her newest. And this one has a great premise. Grace’s father had two families. While her mother took her and escaped an abusive marriage, the other family stayed in Stoke-on-Trent. Years later, Grace is on the force, newly promoted to DS and has been recently transferred back to Stoke-on -Trent. Meanwhile, her half brothers have inherited the largest crime syndicate there. And the first murder Grace ...more
Ah, vintage Sherratt!! I love Mel Sherratt. She is such a versatile writer. Her language is brit grit lit. She is a talented author of police procedurals, psychological thrillers, contemporary/women’s fiction, crime fiction, and suspense. I have read most of her books, and though it is hard to pick a favorite, this one ranks highly. I have to admit I was disappointed in her last novel, She Did It, but I’m not the biggest fan of psychological thrillers; her other fans ...more
Hush Hush is a fast paced chilling police procedural that mixes with a gripping crime thriller. I literally couldn't put down!
This is the first book in a new series and wow did it go off with a bang!
I can't say anything about the plot for risk of giving anything away, the blurb says plenty.
But what I will say is, Grace is the new DI, and she's about to make a HUGE impact on Stokes gangland. But there's only one drawback.... She's hiding a big s ...more
It's page flipping, exciting with murder and family drama thrown in.
I've read a few police procedural series and they all start to be the same this one is different as it has just that little something extra.
If you enjoy edge of your seat police procedural thrillers I recommend this one.
I'm looking forward to see what comes next in this series.
Killers on the loose.
This one kills anywhere they feel comfortable with and most of all safe.
This of course can’t continue and Grace Allendale has to help solve this terrible crime and with her team bring the killer to justice.
There is one thing though......
It leads to her family. The steele family well known for their criminal activity .
Grace had a violent father.
This is his extended family, her blood.
Her Team are not the easiest to work with, she is forever in doubt with them, she feels she’s ...more
DS Grace Allendale has returned to her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent. She had been based in Manchester and her husband had died two years previously.she is in charge of a new team and it does not sit well with all of them. Plus she has to keep her relationship to the Steele's a secret. Her first case involves her half brothers and sister, who she is estranged from. The Steele's own a gym, but they are also one of the most powerful families in the criminal underworld. The first ...more
Grace has returned to her home town and finds herself working on a case which means she has to have dealings with family that she would rather never have to set eyes on. Having had a violent father growing up, they certainly weren't happy times for Grace and she wants to forget all about it. Sadly her estranged family are very much ...more
DS Grace Allendale returns to her childhood home of Stoke for a fresh start and a promotion. She has suffered a great loss and hopes t ...more
A gripping new series from million-copy bestseller Mel Sherratt
An absolute masterpiece. Twisty, turny and full of surprises!’ ANGELA MARSONS, with Angela Marsons being a favourite author of mine as well, and I agree with heron this book !
A killer is on the loose, attacking people in places they feel most safe: their workplaces, their homes. It’s up to DS Grace Allendale ...more
Exactly what I needed at the moment. A bit of a thriller, but not too twisted, not too gory, yet clever enough. A bit of life drama, not going into sappy side. Interesting characters.
I call this "medium to well done" thriller :))
Grace is trying to get back on to her feet, after life knocked her down taking away her husband. He died from cancer just when they thought life was perfect and everything was in the right places.
To start afresh Gra ...more
DS Grace Allendale has moved back to her home town. Along with working with a new team she has her first murder to investigate. All is not as it seems when the investigation leads her to her step family.
This is a well thought out storyline. Brilliant page turner with plenty of twists and turns. I absolute ...more
Mel Sherratt is back in a big way with a new character in her latest Stoke-ont-the-Trent thirller, Hush Hush. And, I am here to tell you that Sherratt does not disappoint her readers. Sherratt is, IMHO, developing into quite an elite English thriller writer. I would put her very close to the ranks of Sharon Bolton and Angela Marsons. They all can write v ...more
I can not wait until the next installment of DS Allendale and her team in April 2019.
Grace Allendale is a powerful woman who has returned back to her childhood home and believe me she isn't too happy about this or in life.
The conflict in this book really shows a diverse ability in writing as it isn't the utopian book where everything is smooth from the start. In fact Grace has to deal with a lot of emotions that are dif ...more
Grace Allendale has come back to home town of Stoke on Trent, to take up a promotion at the local police station as the new Detective Sergeant. There is a killer on the loose and at first, there is a bit of hostility between her new team, as the previous DS left big boots to fill.
Also being back in Stoke reminds her of her childhood, when she and ...more
A really good crime thriller and it is British.
I was hooked and read this book in one sitting. It is brutal and very descriptive.
A great police procedural and a brilliant start to a very interesting series.
Why has it taken me so long to find this author? I am already searching for more books from this fantastic author.
Can't wait for the next in this explosive series.
I would like to thank the author Mel Sherratt,Avon Books UK and Net.galley ...more
I loved this book and all the characters are easy to connect with - and the Steeles easy to dislike!
Grace returns home to Stoke for a job opportunity and struggles to keep a family secret to herself.
It’s not long before she’s dealing with her first murder and has to interview the Steeles as it happened in their gym’s car park.
This is a gritty crime thriller and whilst I had my suspicions about who the killer was, I must admit I got it wrong.
It’s quite e ...more
I was excited to start reading this after seeing fantastic reviews for it here and on Goodreads. The story was great, nice and twisty. But I found the characters somewhat disappointing overall in their consistency and immaturity. Maybe that will change as the series progresses. It felt more like they were presented that way to move the story along into another "twist." To be fair, I generally find books that are marketed as "psychological suspen ...more
So, a new author for me and with a big stable of 11 books behind her I was pleased this was book 1 in a new series
Grace Allendale returns to her hometown of Stoke on Trent and murders start happening....she has a secret though....she is related to the biggest crime family in Stoke...the story then follows the police procedure re these killings ( and they are gruesome ) and the inevitable contact with her ‘family’, the wounds this opens and then the connection between her past and what is happen ...more
Mel Sherratt has brought us another excellent British crime thriller which had me gripped so much so that I sat and read it in one sitting. I did find it to be very descriptive, brutal and chilling which may not be for everyone but the story is more than worth reading – just skim over the horrible bits!
A great police procedural. There is a strong family elemen ...more
As with all Mel Sherratt books, you are guaranteed a gritty, heart stopping read. Nobody is safe in Hush Hush and it is ...more
I’m still not sure why Grace wanted to go back to Stoke in the fi ...more
DS Grace Allendale has returned home even though it holds a lot of bad memories and there are people that she would love to avoid. But when a killer targets people in their homes and where they work, she will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. But these murders will ...more
And yet. The reread should instantly tell you to pick this up! I loved this Book and am so impatient for book two in April! I can’t wait to see what Gra ...more
Due to difficult circumstances, Grace has returned ...more
I live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and makes liberal use of my hometown as a backdrop for some of my books.
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