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The Devil You Know by Terry Tyler #BookReview

Every serial killer is someone’s friend, spouse, lover or child….

Young women are being murdered in the Lincolnshire town of Lyndford, where five people fear someone close to them might be the monster the police are searching for.
One of them is right.

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Title: The Devil You Know | Author: Terry Tyler | Publisher: Self Published | Pub. Date: 1 October 2016 | Pages: 369 | AISN: B01LXQISIY | Genre: Psychological Thriller| Language: English | Triggers: murder, domestic abuse (none graphic) | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Self-purchased

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The Devil You Know Review

The Devil You Know is a character driven novel (squeals -yay, my FAVE). The novel is told through 5 different peoples POV, each chapter focuses on a character (with occasionally the killers perspective thrown in), and when you get to the end of the character list, you cycle back and start back through the list again. I really enjoy novels like these (The One by John Marrs comes to mind) because I think it increases the pace and the tension as you get to know each character. I then found myself eager to turn the pages so that I could circle back around to my more favourite characters in the story. The story felt really unique and I thought it was a really great, well thought out idea. The characters each have their own voice, without knowing who’s chapter you are in, you are able to distinguish easily just by reading.

This novel is set in the UK (in Lincolnshire), and the characters talk like me. I found myself connected even more to the story and its characters, and thinking, this is modern and feels genuine. It is a pretty accurate representation for the most part on how people actually talk in England (at least up my end anyway). Everything is described in plenty of detail, is completely believable and feels real.

It lost a star, as I felt bits were slightly rushed, and there were times when I lost the tension a little bit. I also guessed the truth, but I consider myself a bit of a Poirot when it comes to a good thriller! All in all, definitely enjoyable and I can’t wait to tuck into some more of Tyler’s work. This one will definitely be recommended to my friends and family!

4 strangled stars!

You can find this book at many retailers via clicking on the appropriate link on GoodReads (Buying direct from retailers is a good way to support indie authors); however, in the spirit of supporting literacy programs, we would like to point out that you may be able to purchase this book through BetterWorldBooks.

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  1. I’ve enjoyed several of Terry’s novels so far but I haven’t got to this one yet, so thanks for the recommendation and the reminder!

  2. Terry Tyler

    Massive thank you, Sian – and congratulations on guessing whodunnit! Really pleased you appreciated the multi-character aspect. 🙂

    • plumreads__s

      I’ve been recommending it to friends! Right up their street 🙂

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