Thursday 15 August 2019

Truth or Die by Katerina Diamond @TheVenomousPen BLOG TOUR @AvonBooksUK #TruthOrDie

Their darkest secrets won’t stay buried forever…
The butchered body of a professor is found in a private office of Exeter University. It is the first in a spate of horrific murders that shakes the city to its core.
Who would target a seemingly innocent man, and why? DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles turn to his students for answers, but their investigation turns up no leads. Someone must know more than they’re letting on…
As the body count rises, the police have to look into the past to uncover the person responsible before it’s too late.
But are they brave enough to face up to the truth?

Truth Or Die by Katerina Diamond was published in paperback by Avon Books on 11 July and is the latest in the Grey and Miles series.

Once again, this clever author takes her reader into the depths of a complicated, often very violent, but always compelling murder mystery.
Centred around the University of Exeter and beginning with a shocking first chapter, this is a fast-paced story that makes the heart pound on many an occasion.

The case begins with the murder of a much admired university professor; found brutally killed in his office at the University. DS Grey and DS Miles struggle to find any motive at all, it's clear that this was a well respected academic, with no apparent enemies. However, this is only the first murder .. there are more to come.

Whilst the story is full of twist and turns and the author doesn't shy away from the dark and often disturbing edge, she does it with a flair and style that only adds more depth and meaning to her writing. There's nothing here that is only added for the shock factor.

I have to admit that I did struggle at times with the intricate and sometimes a little confusing personal lives of her two main characters. They both have a lot of back story, and whilst the author does tell some of it, it really is worth reading the previous books in this series, just so you are fully aware of quite what they've both through. At the beginning of the book, the personal details of Imogen and Adrian can be a little overwhelming, but as the case proceeds, this becomes lesser and the thrill of the chase takes over.

Truth or Die is a powerful and emotional psychological thriller, the plot is intricate and the pace is brilliant. Menacing, but excellent.

Katerina is the author of the Sunday Times Best Selling Exeter based crime thriller series - starting with 'The Teacher' and followed by The Secret, The Angel, The Promise and Truth or Die Katerina is currently working on her seventh novel which is a standalone. 

Katerina also runs the facebook book group CRIME SUSPECT with several other crime authors. 

Katerina currently lives in East Kent. Katerina was born in Weston-super-Mare and has lived in various places since including Greece, Cyprus, Derby, East London and Exeter. Katerina watches way too much TV.
Twitter @TheVenomousPen
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