Title: Follow the Leader
Author: Mel Sherratt
Series: DS Allie Shenton
Rating: 4.5 Stars
My first Mel Sherratt book, but it definitely won't be my last! As a huge fan of crime thrillers I'd heard a lot of good things about the DS Allie Shenton series, and 'Follow the Leader' didn't disappoint. Enthralling from beginning to end, with a good, strong female lead and a story that drew me in right from the very first page.
Unlike most crime thrillers, the identity of the murderer is known by the reader very early on, but this doesn't take anything away from the thrilling race against time that DS Allie Shenton and her team now face. Where and when will the murderer strike next? And what is the motive behind the gruesome killings?
This is a book that will make you think. It will make you question past events in your own life, and could even prove to be uncomfortable reading for some. I know it made me feel empathy for the murderer - something that very rarely happens - even while condemning him for the course of action he decided to take.
This is the second DS Allie Shenton novel in the series, the first, 'Taunting the Dead', is also available now.
An excellent 4.5 star read. Highly recommended.