Sherratt is a unique voice in detective fiction.’ THE MAIL ON SUNDAY.

A #1 police procedural in UK, US and Australia and #2 overall bestseller in the top ten on Kindle UK.

How far would you go to protect the ones you love? And how much further would you go to betray them?

Nine out of ten murders are committed by someone the victim knows. So when Steph Ryder has her head bashed in within earshot of her family and friends, DS Allie Shenton begins her investigation close to home.

Soon the lies, backtracking, and secrets multiply as each of the suspects tries to cover up their actions on that fateful night. Before long, Allie homes in on Steph’s ambitious and powerful husband, Terry. Convinced he’s hiding something, she interviews him again and again—only to find that she is falling, despite herself, for his smooth charms.

As the trail grows hotter, along with Allie’s feelings, the web of deceit pulls tighter and more bodies begin to pile up. Allie must race against time to uncover the shocking truth before she becomes the killer’s next victim.

The first book in the DS Allie Shenton series, Taunting the Dead is a dark, gritty, sexually charged thriller that will leave you gasping for breath.


‘Uncompromising, powerful and very real–an important new voice.’ David Mark, DARK WINTER.

‘Slick debut from a writer to watch out for.’ Mandasue Heller, BROKE.

‘A wonderfully observed tale of brutality, sex and raw emotion, with an ending that will leave you gasping to know more.’ David Jackson, CRY BABY.

Taunting the Dead