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A man's body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a magnetic letter in the shape of an E.

Days later, a second victim is found, this time with the letter V tucked into her clothing.

As the body count rises, the eerie, childlike clues point to a pattern that sends DS Allie Shenton and her colleagues into full alert.

The race is on. Allie and the team must work quickly to determine where the killer will strike next. The rules are simple but deadly - to catch the killer, they must follow the leader.

From the acclaimed author of Taunting the Dead comes a flesh-creeping tale of a child's game with a terrifying, grown-up twist. This is the second book in the DS Allie Shenton series but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

©2015 Mel Sherratt (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Dawn
  • 17-04-2017

Better than the first book

This installment was far better than the first. It wasn't filled with unnecessary sex and the detective sergeant acted more professional. I'm hopeful the next will continue on this path.

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  • Paula
  • 11-11-2015

A Weak Alphabet Soup of a Story

How could the solution to this mystery be so transparent to me. . . but the cops couldn't figure it out? The premise was somewhat interesting, but it became predictable and a bit redundant as the story unfolded. Ultimately, a boy who was bullied by his peers and a parent extracts revenge decades later, announcing his plan through clues left on the victims in the form of plastic alphabet letters. In addition, the author wove in another completely unconnected story, which seems to be the set up for the next book. In the end, it was like eating watery soup. Warm and momentarily filling, but not a lasting satisfaction. That said, it is a bargain book and since you get what you pay for, an okay deal from my perspective.

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  • Idaho Quilter12
  • 01-10-2017

Keeps Your Attention

The main character, Decker is on the case again and bad guys look out. Story moved along but occasionally I knew the antagonist before he was mentioned in story. Predictable, but interesting enough to keep your attention.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-2017

Follow the leader

The book was a little ruff for me. It explain in deal tail the killings and beatings

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  • Pen Name
  • 30-06-2016

Awful narrator for this audio book

I love the book and love all of Sherratts books but the narrator for this book sounds like she has a mouth full of marbles. Just AWFUL!!!!

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  • Butternuts
  • 25-06-2015

Gripping

I chose 5 stars because it kept me thoroughly entertained throughout the entirety of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good mystery. I look forward to seeing what happens next in Ally's life!

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  • Bex
  • 25-02-2015

Corny but listenable.

Narrator has odd pronunciation and syntax at times. Story is ok, nothing ground breaking but the dialogue is generally awful! Characters are well drawn though and the pace is good.

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  • ~Cariad~
  • 30-04-2018

Annoying narrator...

I really hate it when they change the narrator in a series. We get used to their voices being associated with the characters and sorry to be a cow, but she was so much worse than the original that I had to grit my teeth to get to the end ughh not sure I can face book 3 now

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  • TJ
  • 18-05-2016

another atrocious narrator

Love the book, but my audio experience totally ruined by the narrator. Time someone actually to the people they are using... I will never buy an Audible narration by this woman.

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  • Roach
  • 02-05-2017

well worth listening to

Great story. Really well narrated. Very gripping from start to finish, I've already downloaded book 3 and can't wait to start .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-09-2016

Not for me

Not my read plot too predictable didn't hold my attention but only my view

Read her other books this lacked something

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-2016

Another gripping tale

Excellent , has a slight edge on book 1 , but both were top reads.

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  • Megmon
  • 02-04-2015

Brilliant

Love this author can't wait for next book. Couldn't put it down. Gripped from start to finish good story line

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