Somewhere to Hide

Somewhere to Hide As his fists started to fly Liz curled up into a ball She fought for her breath with every blow but she had to keep quiet to protect the life of her unborn child Cath Mason has learned to be tough T

  • Title: Somewhere to Hide
  • Author: Mel Sherratt
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  • Page: 497
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  • As his fists started to fly, Liz curled up into a ball She fought for her breath with every blow, but she had to keep quiet to protect the life of her unborn child Cath Mason has learned to be tough The things she s seen growing up on the Mitchell Estate, she s had to be Yet, even broken and beaten by life at times, she s still the first person a woman in need of hel As his fists started to fly, Liz curled up into a ball She fought for her breath with every blow, but she had to keep quiet to protect the life of her unborn child Cath Mason has learned to be tough The things she s seen growing up on the Mitchell Estate, she s had to be Yet, even broken and beaten by life at times, she s still the first person a woman in need of help seeks out At Cath s house, there is safety in numbers as well as a place to hide No matter what trouble comes to her door, she won t turn anyone away because she knows what it s like to live with secrets and lies But now a problem from her past has come back to haunt her, and she s the one faced with a dilemma What should she do first help or be helped Or has the potential for revenge already gone a step too far Welcome to The Estate fiction with an emotional punch from the number one bestselling author over half a million copies of her books sold worldwide Books in The Estate Series are Somewhere to Hide Behind a Closed Door Fighting for Survival Written in the Scars The Estate Box Set A collection of books 1 3 above What the readers are saying about Somewhere to Hide Have just discovered this gem of an author and really enjoying the Estate series Well written with believable characters This book was edgy, full of secrets and I loved it Parts of the storyline had me in tears, seeing what some of these women had to endure in their daily lives was an eye opener I m honestly cannot recommend Somewhere to Hide highly enough The author brings home the devastating effects that certain crimes leave their victims with and it makes for an emotional and gripping read throughout Cannot wait to read the next one By The Letter Book Reviews The suspense is there in every chapter, willing you to turn the pages The characters are deep and understood The storyline skips along with everything adding to the plot Cannot recommend this book and author highly enough PRAISE FOR MEL SHERRATT A writer to watch out for Mandasue Heller The worst terrors are always those that hide closest to home Elizabeth Haynes, Into the Darkest Corner Uncompromising, powerful and very real an important new voice David Mark Also by Mel Sherratt writing as Marcie Steele Stirred with Love, and That s What Friends are For.

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    About “Mel Sherratt

    • Mel Sherratt

      I write police procedurals, psychological suspense and women s fiction with a punch or grit lit, as I call it Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Crime Writer s Association Dagger in Library Award 2014, my inspiration comes from authors such as Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante, Mandasue Heller and Elizabeth Haynes.TAUNTING THE DEAD is part police procedural part psychological thriller It has been a standalone for two years but I have now written two books with Detective Sergeant Allie Shenton as a main character and created a new series FOLLOW THE LEADER will be published on 10 February 2015 followed by ONLY THE BRAVE on 26 May 2015 THE ESTATE SERIES are a mix of women s fiction, psychological suspense and crime thriller They are often too dark for women s fiction alone although the subject matters and issues are often referred to in this genre too light in places for crime thrillers, and often not enough for the psychological suspense readers out there They are drama meets crime WATCHING OVER YOU is a standalone psychological thriller It s dark in places, light in places, disturbing in places too where obsession and friendship turns to murder.I live in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter named after the TV serial killer and makes liberal use of my hometown as a backdrop for some of my books You can find out at my website melsherratt or I m on Twitter at writermels

    777 thoughts on “Somewhere to Hide

    • Brit-grit-lit author Mel Sherratt has another winner with Somewhere to Hide (The Estate series, #1). This is my 3rd Sherratt book, having read Taunting the Dead and Follow the Leader earlier this year. I enjoyed this book very much and am pleased to see that there are currently 2 more novels in this series.Ms. Sherratt describes The Estate series as grit-lit crime drama, which I found to be a fitting description of Somewhere to Hide. I find this type of writing to be an excellent change of pace [...]


    • This is the first of the series "The Estate" and if it's an indicator of the next books count me in! I absolutely loved reading Somewhere to Hide, there was really nothing to not like about it. What we have is a very well written novel with an interesting and ever fluid plot, down to earth and three dimensional characters and a freaking awesome twist at the end of the book. With the death of her husband and a tragic secret she is desperate to bury, Cath Mason opens her home to young women who ne [...]


    • This is a great setting for a series. The characterisation is strong. Each character has their own distinct personality and, because of the nature of the main character, Cath's, work, they all bring their own set of problems too. In terms of this particular book, I kind of spoilt it for myself because I had the plot figured out. However, I look forward to reading other books in the series and by the same author.


    • An "estate" in Britain is what Americans call a "housing project" and has exactly the same connotations of crime, drugs, violence, and illegitimacy. A really bad one is called a "sink estate." This series of novels centres on the Mitchell Estate, which contains a mixture of a few respectable folks at one end and a lot of low lifes at the other. Amongst the good people, Cathy Mason shines. She is a thirty-something widow who maintains a combination open house and shelter for runaway teenaged girl [...]


    • I recently started hearing more and more about the author Mel Sherratt. Followers to my blog were suggesting I read her and I’m extremely glad I listened to them. Mel self-published her first book in 2011 and went on to become a Kindle bestseller and a best selling book of 2012. It took me no time at all to fall into the pattern and speed of the book and it seems like Cathy Mason has for once bitten off more than she can chew.Liz and her daughter were characters I immediately liked and felt my [...]


    • Mel has brilliantly captured life on a typical housing estate that can be found up and down the land. A real, pulls no punches look at what life is like, living on one of these estates, in this case, the Mitchell estate. The characters are well described and engaging and the whole thing is written very well in a down to earth style which is exactly what is called for in this instance. Anything flowery just wouldn't have suited! I enjoyed it and will be reading the rest of the 'estate' book serie [...]


    • I bought this book on a recommendation from an online friend when it reduced in price. Its one of a series and as yet this is the only one I have read, so far.There are lots of characters in this book, the main one being Cathy who takes in troubled teens and woman who are in abusive relationships. She would love to help them all, however she cannot. Its just a house that she lives in on a notorious hard hitting street. Cathy too has a surprise in store at the end of this book. I guessed what it [...]


    • This was the first book I read on my Kindle and as soon as I started I was hooked & knew I was going to love it. It's fast easy flowing pace, gritty plot and believable characters made it an excellent read. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a book with twists and turns and true to life drama. The Estate would make for a great TV series.



    • Well I've been on a bit of a Mel Sherratt binge this week and this is the 3rd of her books I've read in one week!Somewhere To Hide is the first in The Estate series and tells of life on The Mitchell Estate. Fast paced and emotional as we follow the life of Cathy who opens her home to those greatest in need. But why is Cathy so determined to help others? Is there something that she is trying to make up for?I loved the characters in this book - each and everyone of them - there is a real sense of [...]


    • Right from the first few pages, and the introduction of the character Cathy I knew I was going to love this book. It's fast easy flowing pace, engrossing plot and believable characters make it an excellent read. Every turn of the page has you drawn in as each character has a secret or story to tell, just as you think you're going to find out what it is, the plot twist cleverly to keep you reading on for more. Brilliantly written by Mel Sherratt.


    • I read this book as it was likened to 'shameless' sadly it was a bit flat and lacked intensity, grit and drama, was a bit basically written aswell, 2/3 of the way it livened up a bit, but was predictable and cheesy at the end


    • What a wonderful book that had me guessing till near the end. Cath is a great chatacter and while parts of this book are very sad I still found some of thr characters very endearing


    • Very disappointed with this book, there wasn't any real depth to the storyline.Not well written, which is a shame :-(



    • I didn't realize that this series of books was written in 2013. After reading a few chapters, I felt like I had heard most of the stories before. Teens that are wayward and are in a home that a young lady in a housing project in London has given shelter to them. There is also a wife and young daughter living with them. She has left her abusive husband and there is all the drama of him showing up and disrupting her life. It isn't a terrible read, but not a lot of substance. I did start the second [...]


    • This is a great start to the Estate series. Well thought out characters throughout the book. Quite a tough read due to the nature of what these characters have been through & I have to admit that I did shed a tear!


    • GrippingThis was a brilliant book I couldn't put it downI loved Kath's way of life she is caring and we all know someone like her, I love the its written Going to read book two now


    • Nice Read.I enjoyed this book. I liked the characters, and found it quite easy to read. Looking forward to read more by this author.


    • Although I enjoyed this book it felt a little predictable and clumsily written. A little disjointed in places but not awful. Looking forward to seeing how this new series progresses



    • This is my second book by Mel that I've read. I liked getting to know about the characters, also getting to know about The Estate. I loved it.


    • Had to give up on this book!! It was just so unbelievable and not gripping at all . The characters were extremely unrealistic



    • Great bookDid not see the twist in this book coming which made it even better. Could not put it down towards the end as needed to know what had happened.


    • This novel is based on a housing estate near Manchester, in the UK. Cath Mason has a secret she never told anyone, and feels lost without her late husband. Now, she runs a service with a local community officer and takes distressed young women into her home. Jess has been there for a year, is seventeen, and still won't get herself a job, despite Cath's efforts to get her to attend courses. There are three new arrivals for Cath to deal with: 16-year-old Becky escapes from her rapist uncle and ind [...]


    • Having read the Allie Shenton series by the same author and having heard lots of great things about The Estate series, I had to give them a try and all I can say is OMG!!!Somewhere to Hide is the first book in the series and as the series name suggests the novel is set on an estate that is rife with crime.As with wherever you live, there are good and bad areas as well as good and bad people. Unfortunately the estate seems to have its fair share of bad.Cath is a wonderful character, having lost h [...]


    • Excellent storyLoved reading this book, I could really get all the characters and all the different emotions Couldn't put the book down. Well worth reading all of the Estate books I found the gritting stories.


    • I was recommended this author and I am so pleased that I have now read this book. This is the first in a series of books based on the notorious Mitchell Estate.Cath, the central character, has been widowed in her 30,s and with a kind heart, she opens her house to any woman or child in distress. The book opens with the arrival of a teenager who has run away from home. Can Cath get to the bottom of what is troubling Becky and why is her father not looking for her?She already has another teen stayi [...]


    • A friend of mine recommended this series, but I don't think I'm going to continue with it. While the story is nicely paced and the writing is fine, there were a number of aspects to the story which seemed lazy and clichéd. Many characters felt very two-dimensional, particularly the teenage girls. (Maybe this was on purpose to show how shallow and boring they were?) The men came in two varieties: dominant, aggressive and abusive. Or submissive, servants whose sole purpose seemed to be to do what [...]


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