Twisted Lives (Detective Allie Shenton Series Book 6) by Mel Sherratt @writermels

Book Description:

Honour among thieves. Keep your enemies close. Loyalty is everything.

When DI Allie Shenton is called out to a murder suicide, it quickly becomes clear that it’s a double slaying, and there is a killer on the loose. The bodies are found in a property owned by local entrepreneur/drug dealer Kenny Webb. Several young women are staying there, they are refusing to talk and one of them is missing.

While she waits on forensic evidence, Allie decides to do what she does best. She takes to the community to see who will talk. Right now, she’s the only one who can get answers. But then a third murder rattles everyone. Another known dealer is taken out.

With lives and lies being twisted, Allie needs to work out how everything is connected. It’s clear someone is out to finish things. Can she and her team rid the streets of Kenny Webb and his gang of merrymen, once and for all? And in doing so, stop the top man, Terry Ryder, from getting out of prison?

Set within the gritty streets of Stoke-on-Trent, this fast-paced British detective novel is a dark murder mystery with an emotional pull.

Twisted Lives is the sixth book in the Allie Shenton series of crime thrillers from the million selling British author, Mel Sherratt, is perfect for fans of Helen Durrant, DS Butler, LJ Ross, Angela Marsons, Joy Ellis, Rachel McClean, Caroline Mitchell and Meg Jolly.

My Thoughts:

Wowzers, there is lots going on in this crime thriller to keep the reader on their toes!

Allie Shenton is back and sadly things are not improving on the crime front in Stoke-on-Trent. A double murder is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this case for Allie and her team. If anything it seems to be the opening of a can of worms as it seems to escalate more incidents so much so that Allie and her team don’t get to rest for even a second!

The author gives us an insight into organised crime from basically the lackeys at the bottom and their roles, going all the way to the top of the ladder and I have to say every bit of it was scary. It’s a world that I would never want to be part of but you can see how easy it is for some to fall into it. There is no trust and everyone seems to be constantly looking over their shoulder. Of course the fact that most are too scared to talk doesn’t help Allie in getting to the bottom of what is going on.

Twisted Lives is a dark and gritty read that is wonderfully paced with lots of tension throughout. The title couldn’t be anymore perfect for the storyline and there were lots of twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat and sent my heart racing. I love the author’s writing style as she delivers a hard-hitting crime thriller yet gives it a heart through the protagonist. Another brilliant read!

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

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