#Bookreview for The Devil You Know by @TerryTyler4 #psychological #mystery

The Devil You Know

When I used to babysit as a teenager I’d scare myself watching Crimewatch by imagining how terrifying it would be to find the doppelganger for one of the photo-fits to be the very person sat on the other end of the sofa to you. The Devil You Know reminded me of those times and it shows the various ways suspicions can evolve.

Young women are being murdered and this story follows different characters as they come to suspect that their nearest and dearest could be the culprit.

I have read several books by this author and this one is full of what she does best. The characterisations are terrific and I thoroughly enjoyed the different relationships. I felt sorry for Juliet but I think my favourites were Steve and Dorothy. I could completely relate to the way he felt about the life he was leading and her thoughts on the life and relationship she had with her son were spot on and her anxiety about what her son might be up to very real. Tamsin was also brilliantly done as the over-invested colleague.

I liked the format of the book as well. It opened with the introductions and laying out of the evidence for the possible guilt of each of the suspects. The back and forth as suspicions grew or were potentially resolved only to rear their heads again at a later date was terrific.

Then there was the resolution on the hunt for the killer followed by the aftermath where all answers were given to the reasons why suspicions were raised in the first place. Finally, there was a delightful twist that in a way you knew was coming if you hadn’t forgotten some of the loose ends that had been left hanging along the way.

Thoroughly enjoyable, I’d recommend this to all who like character driven, well-written and excellently observed relationship storylines with a gritty, and often harsh, but realistic feel to them.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of The Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. Following completion of the trilogy she has been asked for more and so has written a short story based on a favourite character from the series. Therefore, the latest to join the stable is The Joker and for the first time all her books are available free, with Kindle Unlimited. Georgia has just begun work on her fourth novel, this time it’s a standalone seductively called Project A ever since she found out that the name she wanted for it has been taken for a book about a less than savoury character who has dominated the news for the last few years…so it’s back to the drawing board on that one! She has also recently started running workshops and providing one-to-one support for those wishing to learn how to self-publish and you can find her, under her real name, at www.threeshirespublishing.com. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her overactive imagination! Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire where she lives with her much neglected husband, son and two dogs. Her daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out and taken her extensive cushion collection with her.
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3 Responses to #Bookreview for The Devil You Know by @TerryTyler4 #psychological #mystery

  1. judith anne barrow says:

    I loved this book! Great review, Georgia. I always think Terry Tyler gets inside the characters’ heads so well. Been a fan of her work for a long time.

    • Georgia Rose says:

      Thanks Judith. There is great skill in writing characters that you can totally relate to and TT is very good at it. Thanks for reading and commenting 😀

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