Today marks the publication of Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell, under the Amazon Publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer.

Simultaneously released in paperback, digital and audio, this fast-paced, addictive police procedural tells the story of Detective Inspector Amy Winter, who uncovers a horrifying revelation about her past.

DI Amy Winter has always aspired 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 a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a life-altering revelation.

Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. And Amy’s biological mother.

Now, Lillian is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims—but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game. Amy faces a frantic 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?

Discussing the inspiration behind her lead character, DI Amy Winter, in an interview with Why Words Work, Caroline said: “I love the cat-and-mouse game her biological mother plays with her, making her doubt herself and her motivations with regards working with serial killers and victims of serious crimes. But what may appear as a bad thing can be worked to Amy’s advantage, and she is skilled in reading the darkness in others because she carries so much of it within herself. Whether she is strong enough to turn things around remains to be seen.

Here are our favourite reviews for Caroline’s previous book, Silent Victim

Silent Victim is fast-paced, twisty, and it chilled me to the bone…I loved every minute of it!” Robert Bryndza

“Make sure you clear your day as you won’t be able to put Silent Victim down!” Sibel Hodge

“Dark, shocking, and utterly compelling.” Mel Sherratt

“The very definition of a page turner…A fantastic psychological thriller.” John Marrs

“This book was thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way.” Angela Marsons

In the run up to publication, Caroline has been busy with publicity, including a trip to Ireland where she was interviewed on national radio and broadcast television, and was featured in the press:

Caroline’s blog tour is also underway. Over the next three weeks Truth and Lies will be reviewed in seventeen blogs. You can view the full line up below:

Truth and Lies, is the tenth book to be published by Caroline Mitchell, and to celebrate the author will be hosting a Facebook party during which limited edition tote bags, postcards, mugs and pens will be given away. You can get RSVP here.

So, why not order your copy of Truth and Lies, right here, right now? And join in the conversation online using the hashtag #TruthandLies!