This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Tick Tock by Mel Sherratt
Also by this author: The Girls Next Door, Hush Hush
Series: DS Grace Allendale #2
Also in this series: Hush Hush
Published by Avon on 4th April 2019
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: I bought it
In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school.
Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She’s discovered strangled and dumped in a local park.
DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It’s only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges. A dangerous mind is behind these attacks, and Grace realises that the clock is ticking…
Can they catch the killer before another young woman dies?
After reading book one as part of my work book club we all knew we had to continue the series. I LOVE Grace and I was so excited to jump back in.
I love Mel’s writing style. She knows just how to grip you. The pace and tension are just right. She reveals just enough to keep you hooked.
I was so glad not to be Grace in this book because quite honestly I was stumped! I suspected everyone. no one was safe. When the killer was revealed I was surprised, to say the least. This case really got the local area riled up as the killer appeared to be targeting teenage girls and young women. I liked reading the killers POV. Multiple POV are something that I love. It really just helps to bring the world alive for me.
Grace is really starting to come into her own in this book. She is now a trusted member of the team. Her boss has worked out how far he can push her and how much she will push back.
This was an excellent second book and I cannot wait to read the third!
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