The Life She Wants by Mel Sherratt / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @writermels


From behind the curtains, Sarah spotted the man coming out of the house, followed by the woman. It would be strange seeing people in the property. She wondered how much it would change their lives. For now, she would bide her time and hopefully get to know them better. She needed to gain their trust.When I met Richard, I fell for him instantly. He was able to give me everything I had always wanted, the dream house, security and above all, love like I’d never known. We lived a quiet life in the middle of nowhere; we didn’t need anyone else.So, when the empty house next door is sold, I am wary. Will our neighbours invade the perfect life Richard has built for us? As soon as I meet Juliette and Danny, I am reassured. Overwhelmed by grief after the death of their young daughter, they have moved in search of a quiet life and a chance to start again. Over dinner one evening, we hit it off instantly and I know they are just the neighbours we need.All is well until Juliette spots a young girl in our garden. Richard convinces her that she is seeing things, that it’s the grief taking over. But Juliette won’t let it go. She is sure she saw a child. She believes that Richard is threatening her. She starts to think that I’m not safe.I need to convince Juliette that she’s imagining it. I need to keep Richard happy. If I am to protect everything I have built for myself, she must never find out the truth.That my perfect life is built on the deadliest lie.




You meet the most handsome and charming man you have ever seen and it seems like he is interested in you too! Well, of course you want to be with him because he makes you feel like the most important person in the world…

The world turns around you two. You don’t need anybody else, do you…

They say love is blind and yes, I believe sometimes that so true. You are so high on cloud nine. You don’t really see or realise what is happening. One day you wake up, you look around you and you don’t how you came from A to Z without noticing where all the other letters went to.

How could you have been so in love, so naïve, so stupid? Once you saw the world through the biggest rose tinted glasses money can buy. Now the only colour you see is black.

The person you loved with all your heart is the same person you now hate with a vengeance. He seemed like Prince Charming, but in fact you ended up with the devil in disguise.

A great book. 5 stars.

Thank you, Mel Sherratt and Bookouture


About the author

Mel Sherratt is the author of fifteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers, and has sold over 1.5 million books. 

For the past four years, she has been named as one of her home town of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people. Shortlisted for the Crime Writer’s Association Dagger in the Library in 2014, she regularly appears at festivals and is featured in newspapers and magazines. 

She lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with her husband and terrier, Dexter.


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