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The Girls Next Door

Detective Eden Berrisford, Book 1
Written by: Mel Sherratt
Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

Six months after the stabbing of 15-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' 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, The Teacher, and Rachel Abbott.

©2016 Mel Sherratt (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the critics say

"This is a definite 5* read for me." (Angela Marsons, author of Silent Scream and Blood Lines)

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Tedious

Tedious and amateurish. The narrator sounded as if she were barely out of her teens herself and the general tone was light and fluffy, which did not gel with the violent assaults, which were referred to as 'pranks'. At times, I felt like I was listening to a badly written article about the struggles of raising teenagers, rather than a mystery novel. No, I won't be buying this series or anything else written by this author or narrated by this narrator.

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Good read about teens, parents and relationships

The story is fast moving and many characters- at times you felt you were in the story as the narrator was excellent. Good read.

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Enjoyed the storey.

Enjoyed this book especially like the accent for the performances ... the storey was interesting and will purchase the next book in series. #Audible1

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Definitely Worth Reading

Well written. This story keeps you interested. I thought the beginning was a little slow but once
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Human interest mystery

It so showed how something that dose not seem matter can have far reaching results. Electronic bullying can and dose at times lead to suicide.