A killer is on the loose, attacking people in places they feel most safe: their workplaces, their homes. It’s up to DS Grace Allendale to stop the murders, and prove herself to her new team.

All clues lead to local crime family the Steeles, but that’s where things get complicated. Because the Steeles aren’t just any family, they’re Grace’s family. Two brothers and two sisters, connected by the violent father only Grace and her mother escaped.

To catch the killer, Grace will have to choose between her team and her blood. But who do you trust, when both sides are out to get you?

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

This is Mel’s first book with Avon and it really reminded me of a few other Avon crime writers style… all brilliant of course.

Set in Stoke where i used to live and study so i loved that side of the book as felt like going to a place i knew.

Fast paced and gritty this looks set to be a great series .

Unpredictable and dark as the story and truth unravelled.

Really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more in this series and from Mel.

Do read on for a extract and check out the other blogs taking part on the tour.

Josh Parker pushed up the weight with a long and loud groan. His shift had finished half an hour ago, the same time Steele’s Gym had closed, but he liked to stay behind to do his own workout.
It was half past ten in the evening and no one else was around. The clank of the hand weights as he put them back into the stand seemed to echo round the large room.
He’d worked at Steele’s Gym since it had opened in 2006. On the outside, it was a standard gym, with a boxing club and a nail bar that was more often than not manned by Clara, the receptionist. The establishment purposely had no airs and graces, which suited most of their clients.
On the inside, behind the scenes, money was the tool. Cash was loaned to anyone who was desperate and couldn’t get it elsewhere, and paid back with crippling percentage rates. Beatings were rife if money wasn’t delivered on time and had to be collected. The monthly parties that they’d recently set up were working a treat to bring in extra too. It was something that Eddie Steele didn’t like, but the money they were raking in each time was not to be sniffed at.
Josh knew the police were keeping an eye on him and the Steeles, as were the family they were rivals with, the Woodmans. They too were watching their enemies. Eddie had asked Josh in particular to pay attention to what was going on, even though Leon thought he was looking after the gym.
He clasped his hands together in front of his body and flexed his biceps. They almost seemed to pop out of his skin and he smiled at himself in the mirror.
‘Looking good,’ he said quietly. ‘Looking good.’
A noise made him turn his head. He thought he’d heard a door open and he listened for a moment. But there was nothing else, so he went back to admiring himself.


Her husband’s killer may be closer than she thinks…

It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run. She’s trying to move on but what happened that morning is still haunting her. And now she’s sure she is being followed…

Sleep deprived and secretly self-medicating, Poppy is unable to separate her dreams from reality. She feels like she’s losing her mind. But what if she’s not? What if she’s actually remembering what really happened? What if her husband wasn’t who he said he was? And what if his killer is still watching her…

Firstly a big thank you to hq stories for my copy to review.

This is a new author for me which is always exciting!

This is twisty tale which is very dark and intensifies with each page.

Completly unpredictable and thrilling.

This will get right under your skin as we race to uncover the truth.

You can feel the tension and the anxiety that Poppy is experiencing!

Published 18th October and do check out the other blogs taking part.


No one can protect you from your past…

When a young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom, DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find a twisted serial killer who likes to date his victims before he kills them.

Determined to stop the horrific deaths, Imogen is forced to act as bait – but will she get caught in her own trap? As the search for the killer ramps up, attention falls on the strange new boy in town. Why does he watch his neighbours through the windows? And could the truth be closer to home than any of them realise?

Well katerina has done it again!

She is a force to be reckoned with.. each book just seems to get better and better.

I whizzed through this in speedy time even for me.

As always dealing with dark issues and with exceptionally gruesome consequences.

Fantastic twisted charactars who all have sinister pasts.

Unpredictable, chilling and addictive.

Told in alternate narratives and with the bonus of a personal transcript this will keep you on your toes.

I wish katerina every success with this book, i mean the cover alone is enough to ensure it flies off the shelf.