Liar Liar by Mel Sherratt

Today it’s my turn on the blog tour for Liar Liar and I’m very happy to be sharing my review with you today! Many thanks to Avon Books for my invite onto the blog tour and my review copy of the book.

What’s this book about?

The truth can be a dangerous thing…

When a young boy falls from a balcony in a block of flats, DS Grace Allendale witnesses the shocking aftermath of the tragic event. But strangely, no one will admit to seeing anything – and the parents will only tell the police that it was an accident.
Determined to sort the truth from the lies, Grace is thrown into a case that takes her to the darkest corners of the criminal world – and strikes closer to home than she could have ever imagined…

A gripping and pacey thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the moment you turn the first page. The perfect read for fans of Martina Cole.

My review

Hooray!! It’s book 3 in the DS Grace Allendale series and what a cracker this one turned out to be!! The first few pages set it up to be a thriller from the word go when a heinous crime is witnessed by people living in and near a bloke of flats in Stoke. To begin with I was like “You can’t just describe their reactions to the crime without telling us what it is!” But by no stretch of the imagination did I ever guess what had happened. Thankfully Grace is nearby and the screams that attract her to the crime scene lead her to discover a heartbreaking scene but why won’t any of the witnesses come forward to give statements about what they saw? And why are the family affected by the tragedy closing ranks and denying what really happened? Grace and her team will need to dig deep if they want to uncover the truth…

I’m always really excite when Mel Sherratt has a new book out. Her books are set in Stoke on Trent a place I know well although thankfully nothing like this has ever happened whilst I’ve been there! She takes a few liberties with certain aspects of the city but I can forgive anything for the gripping and addictive crime thrillers that Mel writes with such passion and understanding of this underrated part of Staffordshire. She brings to life the sense of community that exists there whilst also examining themes of family, revenge and possession whilst her characters are attempting to live the best lives they possibly can in circumstances that aren’t always the ones they dreamed off when younger.

As always I devoured this book in a matter of hours as I couldn’t put it down. It was shocking, gritty and downright brilliant from start to finish.

Liar Liar is published by Avon on February 10th 2020.

Meet the author

Mel Sherratt is the author of fourteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her home town of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people.

She regularly appears at festivals and speaks at writing conferences throughout the UK, and pens a column for her local newspaper, the Sentinel, as well as feature articles for other newspapers and magazines.

She lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with her husband and terrier, Dexter.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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