Wow, what a compelling and utterly disturbing psychological crime thriller! When domestic violence is coming too close to home - what can you do? How much misery and how many more lives have to be at stake for you to finally summon up the courage to leave an abusive partner? And when you do, are you ever free of guilt, of the burden you have laid upon your shoulders? Can you ever live in peace, knowing that he has threatened to find you and to hurt you to the point when death comes as a release? Follow me and find out whether Detective Sergeant Eden Berrisford will successfully close the investigation or will herself be put in danger.
This intriguing psychological crime thriller combines the topics of domestic violence and rape. Both are shocking criminal offences against, mostly, women; if this captivating thriller proves anything, it is that it can affect everyone. Mel Sherratt shows her readers the fascinating but horrifying world of those who have suffered under domestic violence by abusive partners and their daily struggle to live without fear. The book is excellently written and thoroughly absorbing! I read it in one session. It perfectly combines the police investigations and the characters of Eden's colleagues with what Eden is experiencing in her personal life up to a point where .. I cannot tell you more because of possible spoilers! I loved the book and found it could be perfectly read as a stand-alone. Not having read the first book in the series, however, I did feel there were some references and therefore would recommend reading 'The Girls Next Door' first.
Don't look behind you by mel Sherratt is a mystery and thriller and general fiction (adult) read. She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her. The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet. The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her. An absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. I loved the story. Full of twists and plots. Highly recommended. 5*. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book from netgalley