Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

As a community prepares for the trial of four teenagers involved in the death of sixteen year old Deanna Barker, a spate of assaults on teenage girls puts the Stockleigh police on alert. When the best friend of one of those on trial goes missing, all hell breaks lose. The missing teenager is Jess Mount, niece of Detective Eden Berrisford. Eden will stop at nothing to find her beloved niece and bring her safely home to her mother Laura, Eden's sister. Meanwhile teenager Katie Trent is having a tough time in Juvenile Detention while awaiting trial for her part in Deanna's murder, will the court believe her or will she end up in prison? Now her best friend is in peril and she is unable to help her. Will Eden find Jess before it's too late, and will Katie be sentenced for being in the wrong place at the wrong time? The tension mounts in this edge-of-your-seat crime novel.

This is the first book I have read by popular author Mel Sherratt, and it's also the first book in the Detective Eden Berrisford series, and I really enjoyed it. Mel Sherratt has a great down to earth writing style, and this book was full of interesting characters and her portrayal of the teenagers involved - none of whom is whiter than white - is particularly interesting. I look forward to reading future books in this series.

I received this e-book for free from the publisher Bookoutour via Netgalley.

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