Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt

(Grace Allendale #1)

Some secrets should stay in the family…

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?


I have read and enjoyed previous Mel Sherratt books and was excited to see a new series with a new character – welcome DS Grace Allendale.

Mel Sherratt has brought us another excellent British crime thriller which had me gripped so much so that I sat and read it in one sitting. I did find it to be very descriptive, brutal and chilling which may not be for everyone but the story is more than worth reading – just skim over the horrible bits!

A great police procedural. There is a strong family element to this story as DS Grace Allendale is related to the local crime family, the Steeles. This increases the tension throughout the book. I knew from the start it would be a good read – it was so much more!

Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Collins and Mel Sherratt for the opportunity to read and review this novel prior to publication.

  • TITLE: Hush Hush
  • AUTHOR: Mel Sherratt
  • PUBLISHER: Harper Collins / Avon
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 18 October 2018



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