– release date 25 June 2020 (e-book) and August in Print (VERVE BOOKS UK)

There’s nothing more dangerous than revenge.

Judi Westerholme has been through it. Brave and strong-willed, she’s just about coping in her new role as foster parent to her orphaned niece, taking a job at the local pub to help make ends meet. Then the pub’s landlord and Judi’s friend, army veteran Pete ‘Macca’ Macclesfield, is murdered, and her world is suddenly turned upside down.

Despite warnings from the city police to keep out of it, Judi can’t help but get involved in the search for Macca’s killer. But she soon becomes deeply entangled with some ruthlessly dangerous men. She must act fast and think smart to work out what they want – before anyone else gets hurt…

Long buried secrets resurface in Sherryl Clark’s pacy crime novel that pushes Judi Westerholme to her limits to protect the people she loves most.


Published by Verve Books UK

Available on Amazon, Kobo and Apple Books as an e-book

Or direct from Verve Books as a print book. In Australia you can buy print copies from the Sun Bookshop in Yarraville or direct from me.

From reviews:

“This felt like an impeccably planned treasure hunt with tension interwoven into the story to lasso my attention right to the end. I’ll be watching for the author’s next crime fiction offering!” – A Knight’s Reads

“The writing is sharp, injecting tension, humor, bits of warmth, cute moments, and scary moments. Judi’s shell cracks as the world grows darker and more dangerous … Don’t we love it when a gritty and compelling crime novel holds more than you hoped for?” – Chocolate’n’Waffles book blog

“Just finished reading it. Couldn’t put it down until it was finished. Fell asleep while reading and woke up this morning to keep reading til the end. It was totally awesome. Now we need to get another and another and another.” Jenni PB (reader on FB)

From Goodreads reviewers:
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited to finish whatever it is I’m doing (work, sleeping etc) to be able to get back to a book… and that’s exactly what I found myself doing with this one.”
” Trust Me, I’m Dead grabbed me from the opening pages. A beautiful way with language, a plot full of suspense and a strong, vulnerable and relatable protagonist. What more could anyone want from this genre?”
“I demolished this book in two days! The pacing of the story is perfect. The reader is hurled into the action from the very first page with just the right amount of detail given to have you desperate to know more.”

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

― E.L. Doctorow, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews

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