Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for Liar Liar by Mel Sherratt, and I’ll be sharing her review with you all! I’ve had to forgo the “Ellen’s Review” in the title because it tends to add in extra characters when sharing, just so you know 🙂
About the author:
Mel writes police procedurals, psychological suspense and women’s fiction with a punch – or grit-lit, as she calls it.
Mel lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with her husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for some of her books.
You can find out more on her website www.melsherratt.co.uk or she’s on Twitter at @writermels
She also writes women’s fiction under the pen name of Marcie Steele.
About the book:
The truth can be a dangerous thing…
When a young boy falls from a balcony in a block of flats, DS Grace Allendale witnesses the shocking aftermath of the tragic event. But strangely, no one will admit to seeing anything – and the parents will only tell the police that it was an accident.
Determined to sort the truth from the lies, Grace is thrown into a case that takes her to the darkest corners of the criminal world – and strikes closer to home than she could have ever imagined…
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Liar Liar is the third in the DS Grace Allendale series, Hush Hush and Tick Tock being the previous two. This third instalment could easily be read as a standalone but I would always recommend reading the full series.
There is no slow start to this book – within the opening pages a child, Tyler, falls from a balcony suffering traumatic injuries and Grace is a witness. The parents are adamant that it was an accident and the other residents of the block of flats refuse to admit seeing anything but Grace is determined to get justice for the victim. Sorting the truth from the lies will take her deep into the darkest corners of the criminal underworld.
Part of the story takes us back to 2010 and Ruby’s (Tyler’s mum) younger days where she meets and soon quickly falls in love with an older boy. Trouble runs deep for the couple and it becomes apparent that no matter how far Ruby runs she can’t escape the demons from her past.
Grace is a fantastic protagonist and I love the tenacity and duty of care that she exhibits throughout. A gripping addition to this series and I look forward to the next.