Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell @carolinewrites @amazonpub #review #publicationday

Truth and Lies

Woo hoooooo!!!! Happy publication day to the fabulous Caroline Mitchell ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ I’m thrilled to be bringing you my review of her brand sparkly new release Truth and Lies. It’s out today and you can get your copy for just ยฃ1.99 – less than a latte at Costa (other coffee shops are available) and it’ll last you so much longer!

Big thanks to Amazon Publishing for my advanced copy of Truth and Lies which I received through Netgalley.

The 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 Amyโ€™s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victimsโ€”but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.

While her fellow detectives frantically search for a young girl taken from her motherโ€™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?

What Did I Think?

I’ve loved Caroline Mitchell’s previous books and was very excited to read the blurb for Truth and Lies. The author’s previous psychological thrillers and police procedural novels have all been dark and packed with suspense and characters you wouldn’t want to meet on a lonely street! I had high hopes for Truth and Lies.

Lillian is the epitome of evil. A manipulative puppet mistress. Professing her innocence but if she’s that innocent why keep quiet for so long? She pushes all the right buttons with Amy. Caroline Mitchell has perfectly crafted this woman; she gave me the heebie jeebies. I couldn’t trust her as far as I could throw her which isn’t far and I was willing Amy not to be taken in by her!

Amy is the subject of bombshells from the start and her head spinning throughout the story. It doesn’t help matters that she’s only just buried the man who has influenced her life the most. She’s a tenacious detective following her late father’s example, determined to get justice and peace for the victims of this evil couple which could be likened to some of the recent real life serial killing couples.

Caroline Mitchell has written a brilliant tale of cat and mouse as Lillian plays Amy to give Amy what she needs. Unbeknownst to the DI, Lillian has an agenda which is yet another deafening blow in Amy’s life. This left me shocked and in disbelief. I found this book seriously addictive, devoured it in a day.

Just as everything seems to be all sewn up, Mitchell packs another punch into the tale leaving me reeling and wanting more from DI Winters. I so need to read book 2….stat!

Who Is Caroline Mitchell?

A former police detective, Caroline Mitchell now writes full time.

She has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with the vulnerable victimsโ€”high-risk victims of domestic abuse and serious sexual offences. The mental strength shown by the victims of these crimes is a constant source of inspiration to her, and Mitchell combines their tenacity with her knowledge of police procedure to create tense psychological thrillers.

Originally from Ireland, she now lives in a pretty village on the coast of Essex with her husband and three children.

You can find out more about her at, or follow her on Twitter (@caroline_writes) or Facebook (

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