I thought I’d let you know that my latest book is now on preorder and will be published later this month on June 23.

It’s called MISSING GIRLS and is the first in a new series. 

(yes, I know it has girl in the title, but that is because, well it’s about missing girls…)

DI Marsha Clay is showing her new detective around the station when she gets a call to say a man has been found dead, and a woman beaten in their home. Once at the property, they realise there are two children missing. 

With no ransom demand forthcoming, Marsha and her team need to delve into the family background. Everything seems to be fine but, when another death is also linked to their case, and an accident from twenty years ago comes to light, it’s clear someone is out for revenge. 

Can Marsha gather the information needed to bring the girls home and stop anyone else from losing their lives? And can she find out why DC Jess Baxter really transferred from Manchester to the Staffordshire Moorlands?

MISSING GIRLS is a police procedural, but it is a lot less gritty than my usual style. I’ve set it in the market town of Leek, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, so I have the best of both worlds setting wise. The police station is in the town, which I like the hustle and bustle of, but also the crimes can then be urban or rural. 

I live a few miles from Leek, so I often go there. There is nothing nicer than walking around the outdoor market looking for a bargain, having a cuppa in one of the numerous tea rooms, checking out the farm shops on the periphery, and having a walk by Rudyard Lake. 

I’m really excited about getting to know a whole bunch of new characters in the team – Marsha, Nathan, Jess, Connor and Emma. I’ve wanted to create something new for a while, so I hope you’ll enjoy this slight change in direction from me. 

As ever, it will have the Sherratt shivers and is packed with emotion, lots of secrets and lies between family and friends, with a great cast that will grow over coming books. 

I am going to be writing a weekly blog each Friday from now on, so do pop by next week, when I shall share the prologue for Missing Girls. 

A new book, a new direction.
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