A flesh-creeping tale of a child’s game with a terrifying, grown-up twist.

A man’s body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a magnetic letter 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.

Praise for Follow the Leader:

‘Hard as nails and full of heart.’ —David Mark, author of Sorrow Bound

‘Mel’s vivid imagination really brings her characters to life.’ —Kerry Wilkinson

‘The new DS Allie Shenton novel is the reading equivalent of riding a rollercoaster with no brakes. Once you begin you’ll be on a high octane journey until the final surprising page.’ —Kate Rhodes, author of the Alice Quentin Series

Follow the Leader