Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Devil You Know ~ out on October 4th!




Every serial killer is someone's friend, spouse, lover or child....

Young women are being murdered in the Lincolnshire town of Lyndford, where five people fear someone close to them might be the monster the police are searching for.

One of them is right.

Juliet sees an expert's profile of the average serial killer and realises that her abusive husband, Paul, ticks ALL the boxes. 

Everyone likes Pru's new boyfriend—except her teenage daughter, Maisie.  Is she the only one who can see through Gary's friendly fa├žade?

Jake fancies Tamsin.  Tamsin loves Jake.  But then her love turns to suspicion...

Steve is worried.  Is his childhood friend, Dan, just being his usual, misogynistic self, or has a new friend's influence taken him down a more sinister path?

Dorothy's beloved son, Orlando, is keeping a secret from her, and a chilling discovery forces her to confront her worst fears.

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is a twist-rich, character-driven psychological drama/thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end!





20 comments:

  1. It's a cracker. I proofread this book. Bear in mind that I know how my sister's mind works, and I've known her for 57 years - I didn't guess correctly who the serial killer really was!

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    1. And neither did Mr Picky - he did actually decide on the right name just at the last minute, then backed an outsider instead!

      I'm really pleased, because I thought it might be too obvious! Also, Mr P thinks he has all the end twists, secrets and revelations sussed, but....

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  2. It sounds great. Can't believe you'll be done in October. I hope to be finished before 2017 with mine. I found the psychological suspense genre a real challenge. I even stopped blogging & hardly do social media. Just to Get. It. Done. Good for you!! BTW my main fear too--that people will guess whodunit.

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    1. Hello Cindy! Glad to have made contact again - I was just thinking that I hadn't seen you around for ages, and went to your page, and saw that you'd been allowing all the online stuff to take a backseat. I look forward to seeing yours when it is out - I'm now going post apocalyptic which I'm finding even harder; I couldn't keep writing family dramas though, I needed to move on and stretch myself a bit - hard, though, isn't it?!

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  3. Sounds excellent! Can’t wait to read it :)

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    1. I hope you like it, Cathy, particularly as you are such a connoisseur of crime fiction - a bit of a 'biting nails' time for me!

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  4. This is right up my alley! I would love to write a book, i just have no idea how to start. I can't wait to check it out, i added it to my book list.

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    1. Hi Leslie, thanks so much. I am aiming for October 4th, but I'll be shouting out on Twitter when it's published anyway!

      As for your own writing, I don't know if you've done any writing at all, but if you haven't, last year I reviewed a very good book called Back to Creative Writing School by Bridget Whelan, which is great for a total beginner. My review (with Amazon links) is here:
      http://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/back-to-creative-writing-school-by.html

      If you're not a total novice, my advice is this:
      1. Think of a great, unusual story
      2. Never try to write in the style of someone you admire
      3. Show some of it to someone you can trust for an honest opinion.
      4. Don't expect the first draft of your first novel to be anything amazing - my first drafts are still pretty awful, and I've written 20 of the damn things!
      5. Make a plan first so that you know where it's going - the basic plot, and a chapter plan.

      Hope that helps!

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  5. This sounds really scary. Can't wait!

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  6. Not THAT scary, but interesting, I hope! x

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  7. Looks great! And I do love your twisty endings, as you know....looking forward to it! :)

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    1. There are a few in this one - it's not only about who the serial killer is! :) x

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  8. How do you DO this? I can just abut manage one novel a year!

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    1. Well you put M&M and The Final Virus out this year! Seriously, though, I do think some people just write faster than others. I know that I am able to publish two books a year because of the speed at which I write, so I have vowed always to do at least that, one in late winter/early spring and one in autumn. Helps when you have very few other committments!

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  9. Just started reading and I'm already hooked and can't put it down (which I really need to - my writing deadlines will suffer because of that damn killer :P).
    So, reading the comments, not to mention your previous books - especially The House of York! - I know to expect everything unexpected. Yay! If Julia didn't guess, who am I... lol :D

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    1. Your comments have made my morning, Zoe! x

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