- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Avon - GB (28 November 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008271046
- ISBN-13: 978-0008271046
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
Hush Hush Paperback – 4 Oct 2018
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‘An absolute masterpiece. Twisty, turny and full of surprises!’ Angela Marsons
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‘The worst terrors are always those that hide closest to home’ Elizabeth Haynes
‘A writer to watch out for’ Mandasue Heller
‘If you love police procedurals, you HAVE to check this one out. Hush Hush is Mel Sherratt at her gritty and gripping best!’ Teresa Driscoll
‘Mel Sherratt knows how to instantly hook a reader and to keep them focused to the very last page! Her well-paced stories twist and turn and deliver a satisfying shot of tension.’ Rachel Abbott.
‘Hush Hush will keep you turning the pages till you reach the end and, if you don’t believe me, a million readers can’t be wrong.’ Howard Linskey
‘Made the hairs on my arm stand up! Literal goosebumps reading this: heart-stoppingly tense. I love Mel Sherratt’s writing.' Angela Clarke
‘Uncompromising, powerful and very real – an important new voice’ David Mark
‘Mel’s vivid imagination really brings her characters to life’ Kerry Wilkinson
From the million-copy bestseller comes her most gripping crime thriller yet
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I found this book hard to put down, racing through it in a day to find out who the killer was. Mel Sherratt has written a wonderful book, the characters are all too real, and I found myself cheering on Grace as she was faced with pressure from all angles. This was my first Mel Sherratt book, but it won't be my last. I'll be waiting impatiently for the next installment of Grace and her team. Recommended to all lovers of crime fiction.
My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I’m still not sure why Grace wanted to go back to Stoke in the first place, considering what a terrible person her father was and the fact she neither knows nor particularly wants to know the Steeles. She has neither family nor good memories there. Though her wanting to leave Manchester is perfectly understandable after the loss of her husband, I just don’t get why she’d even consider Stoke. It was really never explained.
This is a long book at 400 pages and 80 (fairly short) chapters, and to be honest I thought it could have been cut by about a third and still be a good story. There was too much repetition and description which made me feel rather as though the author was trying to describe everything happening on a TV show rather than just telling the story.
The excellent show Line of Duty is name-checked in this book, and I daresay Hush Hush would make a very good TV show, but as a police procedural crime thriller it was a bit waffly and long-winded to make a great read. Three stars.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.
DS Grace AllendLe returns to her childhood home of Stoke for a fresh start and a promotion. She has suffered a great loss and hopes to start to move on in a new place. She has her work cut out with her new team who are loyal to their previous leader and her secret that she is related to the local crime family, although estranged. When her first case is that of a body in the car park of that families gym she is quickly thrown in the deep end and her loyalties are questioned by all but herself. The bodies keep coming and she is determined not to get sucked in by her so called family.
This book is a very fast read s you will want to keep turning the pages. Plenty of characters to dislike and others to rally behind. This book has it all.
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Detective Sergeant Grace Allendale has returned to Stoke-on-Trent. She finds a lovely home, and starts her new job. She replaces a well liked Sargeant, and is grudgingly accepted. Her first case is finding the murderer of 3 people, and investigating the members of her family, the Steele’s. They are a well known crime family, and she does not know them. They have a father in common, and that is all. Not an auspicious start, and I suppose this adds a new dimension to the case. However, what I note is that this is not a real team, but more of DS Grace’s case. The storyline is well written, but as I have stated I found it difficult to move on from the initial deception.
Recommended For Some. prisrob 01-23-19