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Book Review: Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell

Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell

Genre: Crime Fiction/Thriller

BUG Rating : 4/5 

Overall: I really enjoyed this book – I literally couldn’t put it down. A detective who finds out she is really the daughter of a serial killer couple and now has to work with her ‘mother’ in order to bring the final victims home. Is she being played? Another girl goes missing, is there a copycat on the loose? Caroline has managed to create the perfect storyline, with just the right amount of character development. I really enjoyed this read, but did find the ending a bit too farfetched!

How many bruises do we justify because we love the person doling them out?

Plot:

Meet Amy Winter: Detective Inspector, daughter of a serial killer.

DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart.

Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. A psychopathic murderer, and Amy’s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims—but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.

While her fellow detectives frantically search for a young girl taken from her mother’s doorstep, Amy must confront her own dark past. Haunted by blurred memories of a sister who sacrificed herself to save her, Amy faces a race against time to uncover the missing bodies.

But what if, from behind bars, Grimes has been pulling the strings even tighter than Amy thought? And can she overcome her demons to prevent another murder?


I actually was about to start the ARC of Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell, when I realised, there was a first book in the series – Truth and Lies. 

I really enjoyed this book.I am not sure if I loved it, but it was a good read and I found myself unable to put it down. The storyline is pretty tense. It follows the unravelling life of detective Amy Winter just after she loses her father (a respected police officer) and discovers her biological parents are in fact the infamous couple – the Beasts of Brentwood. Lillian Grimes, one part of this duo, will reveal, as long as Amy does what she says, the locations of their final victims who’s bodies were never found… If that isn’t tense enough, is there a copycat on the loose? Can Amy find the missing girl before it’s too late?

I loved Amy’s character, and that of her colleague, Paddy. They both had some good depth, personality and flaws to their characters. Alongside the case, they also had their own turmoils to work through which made for interesting reading too.

The only thing… the ending, I found it a bit too much, and it’s difficult to go into too much without giving it all away. I just found it a bit too farfetched. That being said, I did enjoy the book and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into book 2, Secret Child very soon!


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