One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Only four will come out alive.
Six months after the stabbing of fifteen-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more?
Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks – but when her own niece, Jess Mountford, goes missing, the case gets personal.
With the kidnapper threatening Jess’ life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter…?
A terrifying, compelling police procedural which will thrill fans of Angela Marsons, The Teacher, and Rachel Abbott.
Praise for The Girls Next Door
'This is a definite 5* read for me.' Angela Marsons, author of Silent Scream and Blood Lines
‘A heart-pounding, breath holding, twisty-turny read. I highly recommend this book.’ Caroline Mitchell, author of The Silent Twins
‘Grabbed me straight from the off and didn’t let me go.’ By The Letter Book Reviews 5*
‘The Girls Next Door is the perfect recipe for an exquisite crime thriller … Emotional, gritty and full of some OMFG twists, I dare you NOT to want to read this book!’ Crime Book Junkie
‘Mel Sherratt has a knack for writing accessible, likeable and fundamentally human characters, The Girls Next Door was no different. I found the plot really engaging too … I raced through it and couldn’t put it down as I reached the final few chapters!’ Bibliophile Book Club