Truth and Lies - Caroline Mitchell

Truth and lies

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Official Blurb:

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?

My Thoughts:

This was a great introduction to Amy Winter and her dark and sinister past.
The book goes at quite a slow pace giving you the background interspersed with the current events. However, it goes at a perfect speed and has good momentum for the origin story that it is.
It is well-written, so you know exactly what is going on. The only thing I felt it was lacking was a little bit more detail into the capture, trial and crimes of Lillian and Jake. I felt like I was left wanting more specific aspects for this part.
The small twists and shocks at the end were surprising, and I didn’t them see coming, but again I would have liked a little more detail into both of them.
I did enjoy this, though, it was a good, clear, crime fiction novel and I’m really looking forward to reading the second instalment which I have received as an ARC from NetGalley.

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Truth and Lies
by Caroline Mitchell
Date Started
9th February 2019
Date Finished
11th February 2019
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