Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

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Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"More than a crime story; it's jam-packed with family drama and heartbreak. Highly recommended for suspense and mystery fans." -- Library Journal

In the wake of a devastating bombing, a father risks everything to find out who was responsible.

When Bish Ortley, a recently suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to be by her side. A suspect has already been named--a 17-year-old girl who has since disappeared from the scene.

The press has now revealed that she is the youngest member of one of London's most notorious families. Years earlier, they were implicated in an attack that left dozens dead. Has the girl decided to follow in their footsteps?

To find her, Bish must earn the trust of her friends and family, including her infamous mother, now serving a life sentence in prison. But even as he delves into the deadly bus attack that claimed five lives, the ghosts of older crimes become impossible to ignore.

A gripping fusion of literary suspense and family drama, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL is a fast-paced puzzle of a novel that will keep readers feverishly turning pages.
Publisher: New York, NY : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316349291
Branch Call Number: FIC March
Characteristics: 407 pages ; 24 cm

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VaughanPLRachelP Feb 07, 2017

This story never stops. It's about Bish, a suspended cop trying to discover who bombed his daughter's bus - but so much more than that. He realizes that the quest for truth will take him to past cases he thought solved, and secrets long kept. Melina Marchetta keeps driving the story forward, with... Read More »


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VaughanPLRachelP Feb 07, 2017

This story never stops. It's about Bish, a suspended cop trying to discover who bombed his daughter's bus - but so much more than that. He realizes that the quest for truth will take him to past cases he thought solved, and secrets long kept. Melina Marchetta keeps driving the story forward, with more details and more well-developed characters than you would have thought possible. I loved the writing style - there isn't a word wasted, and every detail is important.

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TJSherman
Jan 29, 2017

Good read. Lots of twists and turns. Hoping this book is beginning of a series.

athompson10 Dec 17, 2016

This is a GOOD thriller with twists and turns and many well-developed, well-written characters. There are a lot of names and relationships to keep straight, but the cast is interesting, if large, and there are some beautiful, caring moments throughout the book.

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