July 15, 2016 • Cee • Letters

Dear Melina Marchetta & Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil,


Bashir “Bish” Ortley is a London desk cop. Almost over it. Still not dealing with the death of his son years ago, as well as the break-up of his marriage.

Across the channel, a summer bus tour, carrying a group of English teenagers is subject to a deadly bomb attack, killing four of the passengers and injuring a handful of others. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board.

The suspect is 17 year old Violette LeBrac whose grandfather was responsible for a bombing that claimed the lives of dozens of people fourteen years ago; and whose mother, Noor, has been serving a life sentence for the part she was supposed to have played in the attack.

As Bish is dragged into the search for the missing Violette, he finds himself reluctantly working with Noor LeBrac and her younger brother, Jimmy Sarraf.

And the more he delves into the lives of the family he helped put away, the more Bish realizes that they may have got it wrong all those years ago, and that truth wears many colours. Especially when it comes to the teenagers on board the recent bus bombing. Including his daughter.

Tell the truth. Shame the devil. Bish can’t get Violette LeBrac’s words out of his head. But what he may get is some sort of peace with his own past as the worlds of those involved in two bombings, years apart, collide into the journey of his life.Goodreads

I love everything every contemporary work Melina has ever written. (I haven’t gotten to reading her fantasy books, but in due time my friends!) They never fail to impress me and send me on an emotional rollercoaster. I always get so deeply attached to the characters she writes. I don’t see it being any different for Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Just read the synopsis of this book! It’s gonna be super emotional.

I don’t really like reading literary thriller, but I will read this book because Melina wrote it! I know that anything Melina writes will be so pure awesomeness.

Who else have been waiting yeaaarrrrs for a new Melina Marchetta book?




3 Responses to “SINCERELY, CEE | A letter from yours truly to Melina Marchetta & Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil”

  1. Lori says:

    I am so very excited for this. I adore Melina Marchetta! It sounds very very emotional.

  2. I’m absolutely the same: thrillers will never be my go-to genre … but if MM wrote it, I’ll read anything. :-)

  3. This was my WoW pick a few months ago and I still cannot wait for it!

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