Mel Sherratt has revealed the intriguing cover for her new detective thriller, The Girls Next Door, to be released on 27th October 2016, with the eBook already available for pre-order. The novel is set in the same fictional city, Stockleigh, as her successful Estate Series novels, but features Detective Eden Berrisford as its compelling new protagonist.



One warm Spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Only four will come out alive. 


Six months after the stabbing of sixteen-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more?


Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks – but when her own niece, Jess Mountford, goes missing, the case gets personal.


With the kidnapper threatening Jess’s life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter…?


A terrifying, compelling, police procedural which will thrill fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott.