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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Good Girl by Mel Sherratt

I've come to this series rather late as this is No. 4 but it did well as a stand alone. Grace is a Detective with the forces and is now facing an enquiry regarding the stabbing of a sixteen year old. On the surface it seems random, but further digging reveals that Erin and Molly, the inseperable friends had a long history totally unknown to their family and friends which included partying, drugs, drinking and being groomed as sexual partners for much older men. The story of grooming or rather how it starts and proceeds is dealt with methodically in this story, and how two fairly close families - these were not families where the girls were deprived of either affection, communication, support or material things - but still these two very young girls were able to pull the wool over their parent's eyes and keep their two lives totally apart. The story keeps shifting with suspects coming and going and family conflicts even amongst the suspects adds to the general mystery. The final end is surprising and I did not see it coming. Well told suspense story with a good theme. Sent by Avon Books UK for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

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