Monday, 14 January 2019

Truth and Lies

The start of a new series by Caroline Mitchell - this is a series I'll be following!

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Book description

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?

My review -

This is the first in Caroline Mitchell’s DI Amy Winter crime thrillers and wow, what a start! The story is an intricate weaving of past and present for adopted Amy when she finds her true parentage. It also includes the present-day kidnapping of a young girl and I thought the sections were particularly well-handled. It was easy to follow and not confusing. The story gripped me from the off and I’m pleased to read that the second in this series is due out in April.

About the author 

Caroline originates from Ireland and now lives with her family in a village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, she has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. She now writes full time.

Caroline writes psychological and crime thrillers. The most recent, Silent Victim reached No.1 in the Amazon charts in the UK, USA and Australia. It has been described as 'brilliantly gripping and deliciously creepy'. 

Set in Notting Hill, London, her new DI Amy Winter thriller, Truth and Lies, is published by Thomas & Mercer.


Just a thought -  I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
Robert Louis Stevenson 

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