LIAR LIAR By Mel Sherratt


The truth can be a dangerous thing….

When a young boy falls from a balcony in a block of flats. DS Grace Allendale witnesses the shocking aftermath of the tragic event. But strangely, no one will admit seeing – and the parents will only tell the police that it was an accident.

Determined to sort the truth from the lies, Grace is thrown into a case that takes her to the darkest corners of the criminal world – and strikes closer to home than she could have ever imagined …


This is the third book in this series, with Grace Allendale. Grace is recovering from a couple of cases that she has found difficult and personal. She is in a secondment to the Community Intelligence team, working with Allie Shenton.

Just as Grace and her DC, Frankie Higgins were finishing off their final call of the day at a block of flats, known as Harrison House, when they hear shouting coming from the car park. Followed by a horrific scream, when they look over the railing they see a very young child flat on his back. They rush down help, and find the boy 2 year old Tyler Douglas has fallen over the walkway rail and has landed, below unconscious and on his back. Grace finds herself back into an investigation.

Tyler’s parents seem reluctant to answer questions, the story they are telling doesn’t ring true. But why? How could Tyler have climbed up and over the railing alone? Is this something sinister? What are they hiding?

This is a brilliantly written novel, keeping the reader engaged from start to finish. The tension is there, the characters are all relatable, and believable. Obviously when a young child is involved it can be heartbreaking even though this is fiction, it can still hit you emotionally. How could no one have seen what happened to Tyler?

The same that this was happening a lad is beaten with a baseball bat in the same block of flat’s car park. Could these crimes be linked in some way? Two crimes in the same area and no one is talking.

The story is told in the present in the past, with alternating chapters, there are plenty of things to keep you engaged in the story including, gambling, gangsters, murder.

I really loved this book, the writing is brilliant, as is the plot, with twists that will keep you guessing. I will now be looking out for the next book in this series.

I give this book a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ a great read.

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