Book Review : Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman

July 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment



'Gravely compelling, sophisticated, terrifying' Chris Whitaker

'Chilling and compulsive, and with a wicked twist. I loved it' Cara Hunter

'An utterly absorbing twisted story and a strong contender for the thriller of 2022' John Marrs

A mind-blowing, unputdownable serial killer thriller of a very different kind - perfect for all fans of Mindhunter and Girl A

Twelve-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives. But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblance to Amelia-Rose.

When Matty is eventually sent down for multiple murders, questions remain as to his guilt -- questions which ultimately destroy both women. Nearly twenty years later, Sophie receives a letter from Battlemouth Prison informing her Matty is dying and wants to meet. It looks like Sophie might finally get the answers she craves. But will the truth set her free -- or bury her deeper?

'A creepy, engrossing novel which plunges the dark depths of a serial killer and his crimes' Araminta Hall

'Original and clever - an incredibly tense read' Harriet Tyce


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ISBN 9781529420647
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Victoria Selman’s Book Truly, Darkly, Deeply is written in a style that will keep you guessing from beginning to end.   Personally,  I found it extremely difficult to put down. 

Amelia-Rose meets with a man, Matty Melgren when her daughter Sophie is only 12 years old.   


Matty and Sophie bond like Father and daughter but later Matty is arrested and imprisoned after several murders had occurred.  


But was he guilty?  Sophie mulls everything over in her mind as she and her Mother traverse the views towards them of society in general.  The story is told through Sophie’s eyes, and I found her character to be well rounded out and quite deeply sad whilst she looks back over 20 years.   An excellent read with a delicious twist!  


Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.




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