Follow The Leader By Mel Sherratt


Book Description:

A man’s body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a plastic magnet in the shape of an E.

Days later, a second victim is found, this time with the letter V tucked into her clothing.

As the body count rises, the eerie, childlike clues point to a pattern that sends DS Allie Shenton and her colleagues into full alert.

The race is on. Allie and the team must work quickly to determine where the killer will strike next.

The rules are simple but deadly—to catch the killer, they must follow the leader.

From the acclaimed author of Taunting the Dead comes a flesh-creeping tale of a child’s game with a terrifying, grown-up twist.

My Thought’s:

Follow The Leader is the second in the DS Allie Shenton series and wow what a sequel.

When a mans body is found with the letter E in his pocket Allie and her team are sent to investigate, then when a second body is found with the letter V on them it’s not long before they realise they have a serial killer on their hands. It then becomes a race against time to figure out the connection between the victims and to stop the killer before he kills again.

The storyline really gripped me from the start of this book and yet again as with previous novels by this author I devoured it in less than a day. It had me hooked all the way through and as the pace got even faster towards the end I was literally on the edge of my seat.

As detectives go DS Allie Shenton is some one I would love to work with as in other detective series the main character is usually very misunderstood, a loner and un liked by most of their colleagues. It actually makes a refreshing change to have a leading character who is compassionate and well liked in this role. If anything I think there is an air of vulnerability about Allie more so in this book than the first.

After the ending in this book I am very much looking forward to the third one.

I have awarded this book 5/5 stars.

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