We’re thrilled to announce that million-copy bestselling author Caroline Mitchell’s thrilling crime novel, Truth and Lies has been optioned for TV by Awesome Media.

The first in the scintillating DI Amy Winter series, Truth and Lies has sold over 100,000 copies since it was published in September last year.

Awesome Media announced the news at Capital Crime Festival, which is taking place this weekend. They focus on high-end screen adaptations, and are currently adapting Susan Hill’s novel, The Small Hand, which will star Douglas Henshall, for Channel 5.

Truth and Lies, which was published by Amazon / Thomas and Mercer, follows London detective, DI Amy Winter…

DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart.

Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. A psychopathic murderer. And Amy’s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims – but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.

While her fellow detectives frantically search for a young girl taken from her mother’s doorstep, Amy must confront her own dark past. Haunted by blurred memories of a sister who sacrificed herself to save her, Amy faces a race against time to uncover the missing bodies.

But what if, from behind bars, Grimes has been pulling the strings even tighter than Amy thought? And can she overcome her demons to prevent another murder?

The second in the series, The Secret Child, also features the smart detective.

Caroline is a No. 1, USA Today bestselling author. Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex.

A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences.