Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still grieving the death of his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Something has to give, and he's no sooner suspended from the force than a busload of British students is subject to a deadly bomb attack across the Channel. Bish's daughter is one of those on board. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac. Raised in Australia, Violette has a troubled background. Thirteen years ago her grandfather bombed a London supermarket, killing dozens of people. Her mother, Noor, is serving a life sentence in connection with the incident. But before Violette's part in the French tragedy can be established she disappears. Bish, who was involved in Noor LeBrac's arrest, is now compelled to question everything that happened back then. And the more he delves into the lives of the family he helped put away, the more he realizes that truth wears many colors.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316349307
0316349305
9780316349291
0316349291
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mar
Characteristics: 407 pages ; 25 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 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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