Tick Tock by Mel Sharrett #BlogTour @writermels @AvonBooksUK

I am delighted to finally share my review with you for Tick Tock by Mel Sherratt on Blog Tour today


In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school.


Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She’s discovered strangled and dumped in a local park.


DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It’s only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges. A dangerous mind is behind these attacks, and Grace realises that the clock is ticking…

Can they catch the killer before another young woman dies?

My Thoughts

I have to admit that I didn’t read this book and that I ended up listening to it on audio whilst on holiday a month ago.

The narrator has done a brilliant job of bringing the characters to life has we follow DS Grace Allendale on a case that will keep you hooked from start to finish.

This is the second book in the series and I am happy to report that it can be read has a standalone. Set in Stoke,the story starts off with an OMG start when a teenage girl is murdered in broad daylight crikey the author knows how to keep your attention.

Two days later another body is found……has the plot thickens. Having no idea who the killer is can Grace catch the killer before it happens again?!

I loved how the chapters in this story told by a person who the reader or in my case the listener has no idea who it is……talk about intriguing.

One of the things that I love about Mel’s books are the characters, They are believable, and you can always relate to them Grace is without a doubt another one of those characters.

Tick Tock will certainly keep you on your toes, with plenty of twists and turns . I was totally addictive to this story, now I am left waiting for for book three.

My novels take you to the heart of the crime. I write police procedurals, psychological suspense and crime dramas – fiction with a punch. Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in Library Award, my inspiration comes from authors such as Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante, Mandasue Heller and Elizabeth Haynes. 

Since 2012, I’ve sold 1.5 million books. All eleven of my crime novels have been bestsellers, each one climbing into the Kindle UK top 10 and I’ve had several number ones. I’ve also had numerous Kindle All-star awards, for best read author and best titles.

My latest series features DS Grace Allendale, HUSH HUSH being the first one and TICK TOCK the second. 

SHE DID IT is a standalone psychological thriller, and my first novel set in London. I wanted to write about a character who was nice to everyone using one persona but out for revenge with another side to her that she tries to keep hidden away. The reader knows exactly what she is up to – but not the reason why. 

TAUNTING THE DEAD is my best selling book to date. It’s part police procedural/part psychological thriller. It was standalone for two years but I have now written two more books with Detective Sergeant Allie Shenton as the main character to create a trilogy. FOLLOW THE LEADER is book two and ONLY THE BRAVE is book three.

THE ESTATE SERIES is a mix of psychological suspense and family life with a sprinkling of grit and a dash of menace – where drama meets crime. There are four books, available individually or the first three as a box set. 

DETECTIVE EDEN BERRISFORD works in a community intelligence team and helps to gather information and intel for investigations. THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR is the first book, followed by DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU. 

WATCHING OVER YOU is another standalone psychological thriller. It’s dark in places, light in places, disturbing in places too – where obsession and friendship turn into murder.

I also write women’s fiction under the pen name of Marcie Steele. 

I live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and make liberal use of my hometown as a backdrop for some of my books. You can find out more at my website http://www.melsherratt.co.uk or I’m on Twitter at @writermels 

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