#BlogTour · Bookouture · Crime Thriller · Mel Sherratt

#BlogTour #Extract of #DontLookBehindYou by Mel Sherratt @writermels @bookouture @nholten40

Good afternoon my lovely bookworms,

I’m delighted to be the second stop today on the blog tour for Mel Sherratt’s Don’t Look Behind You, Han’s Book Reviews shared her review earlier on this morning and I have a brilliant extract for you.

But first, here’s the blurb . . .


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.

As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself – before the past wreaks a terrible revenge?

Read on . . .

He’d been standing there for some time when a light went on upstairs. He saw her walk to the window before quickly drawing the curtains. Was she thinking of him? Was she wondering when he would catch up with her? Did she realise how much trouble she would be in once he got his hands on her? Did she even know he was coming after her yet?

Headlights shone bright in the distance, and he ducked behind a van. It wouldn’t do to be seen hanging around. The vehicle went past and he resumed his position. He smirked. Boy, was he going to have some fun and games. It wouldn’t be fun for her though. She was going to get what was coming to her.

Checking it was all quiet again, he took the hefty brick from the pocket of his coat and walked stealthily across the road. As he reached the refuge, he pulled up his scarf to hide his face. Then he threw the brick at the large front window with all his power behind him. It hurtled through the air and smashed into the pane, causing an almighty bang. There wasn’t time to relish in the screams because he didn’t stop until he was halfway down the street and away. 

Ooohhh . . . Let me tell you, it gets much better than that throughout the rest of the book!

Want to read it yourself? Get over to Amazon UK now and order your copy!

About the author . . .


Mel Sherratt writes gritty crime dramas, psychological suspense and fiction with a punch – or grit-lit, as she calls it. Shortlisted for the CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in the Library Award 2014, she finds inspiration from authors such as Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante and Elizabeth Haynes. Since 2012, all nine of her crime novels have been bestsellers. Four of her books are published by Amazon Publishing’s crime and thriller imprint, Thomas & Mercer and she has a new series out with Bookouture.

Mel lives in Stoke-on-Trent, with her husband and terrier, Dexter, named after the TV serial killer, and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for some of her books.

Contact Mel:

http://www.melsherratt.co.uk or Twitter at @writermels

Be sure to keep up with the rest of the blog tour by following the blogs below


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