Don’t ever trust your friends.
Could you stay quiet about a murder? Killed on his way home from a night out, Kit Harper had lots of secrets. At the opposite end of the city, another man is found smothered in his bed. Jack Fletcher had secrets too.
A photo of a young woman reveals a clue and with dual cases to run, Detective Allie Shenton and her team are pushed to their limits. As attacks on a close group of friends continue, a link to a cold case twenty years ago is unveiled.
Can Allie figure out who is telling the truth about what happened on that fateful night? And who is lying through their teeth, to get away with murder?
Set within the gritty streets of Stoke-on-Trent, this fast-paced British detective novel is a dark murder mystery with an emotional pull.
Hidden Secrets is the fifth novel in the Allie Shenton series of crime thrillers from the million selling British author, Mel Sherratt, and perfect for fans of Helen Durrant, DS Butler, LJ Ross, Angela Marsons, Joy Ellis, Rachel McClean, Caroline Mitchell and Meg Jolly.
The death of Kit Harper raises lots of questions. To start with there doesn’t seem to be any fallible reason why someone would want to kill him. As Allie and her team start to dig further though, it looks like Kit was not on his own when it comes to keeping secrets.
I loved the close knit friendship between the characters in this particular case. It made Kit’s death even more personal seeing how they took the loss of their friend. I felt like I was sharing in their loss and grief along with them. It was interesting as we get further into the story, how little snippets of information about the group of friends raised questions in my mind and I knew only Allie was going to be able to help me answer them.
Hidden Secrets sucked me straight into the story, hardly letting me get up for air. I was consumed by the case as things are far from straight forward. I was so sure I was on the right path only to have the rug swiftly pulled from under me and realising I was way off the mark. I just love Allie and I enjoyed the working relationships within the team as with this being the fifth book in the series, I almost feel like I’m one of them. Although with my huge lack of detective skills and being so wrong with this case, I fear I wouldn’t last very long! The author has done it again, delivering a page turning crime thriller that gobbles you up and doesn’t spit you out until after the last page. A tense, edge of your seat read!
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.