Who lies and who dies…

When one of the notorious Johnson brothers is murdered and a bag of money goes missing, a deadly game of cat and mouse is set in motion.

DS Allie Shenton and her team are called in to catch the killer, but the suspects are double-crossing each other and Allie has little time to untangle the web of lies.

As she delves deeper into the case, things take a personal turn when Allie realises she is being stalked by the very same person who attacked her sister seventeen years ago and left her for dead.

Set over forty-eight tension-filled hours, Only the Brave is the latest gut-churning book featuring DS Allie Shenton.

Praise for Only the Brave:

‘Now and again, a character comes along that stays in your head long after the book has finished. Allie Shenton is that character. Mel Sherratt combines taut storytelling with excellent characterisation, resulting in a book I could not put down.’ —Angela Marsons, author of Silent Scream

Only the Brave is Mel Sherratt’s best book yet. It grips you by the throat from page one, and DS Allie Shenton soon finds that all her worst nightmares are coming true. In a breathless forty-eight hours, she has to fight for everything she holds dear. Sherratt excels in clever plotting and edge of your seat danger. This book will appeal to anyone who loves a fast action story, with characters so three dimensional you can almost touch them.’ Kate Rhodes, author of the Alice Quentin Series

What the readers are saying:

‘I’ve said it before but what sets Mel’s crime writing apart from a lot of others is that she writes about real people, people we can easily imagine and puts them into situations that are all too believable.’

‘Returning readers will not be disappointed with book three, and new readers have a series of books to read that I wish I could read for the first time again.’

‘Stoke on Trent might not seem an obvious place for an absorbing whodunit, but squeezing an apparently ordinary situation for every drop of interest and intrigue seems to be Mel Sherratt’s forte. This may not be about high-end international criminals operating in an exotic location, but the author uses the type of framework and techniques you would expect to see in a bestselling, world class thriller, scaled down for a moderately sized town in the UK, and it works brilliantly.’

‘Sherratt has a particular talent for dialogue that leaps off the page and makes for the type of immersive experience where the reader feels as if they have to keep moving out of the way in case one of the characters bumps into them.’

Only the Brave