Truly, Darkly, Deeply (Hardback)
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Truly, Darkly, Deeply (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 07/07/2022
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Powered by nerve-jangling suspense and jaw-dropping twists, Selman's page-turning thriller finds two women searching for answers from a dying serial killer.

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 murder, 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?

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529420647
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 234 x 148 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Truly, Darkly, Deeply is beautifully written and moves at the pace of wildfire. It draws you into the dark world of serial murder without celebrating it. Victoria Selman is an exciting and powerfully fresh voice, and her new thriller is one you won't put down - Patricia Cornwell

This novel sits at the pinnacle of suspense fiction! Truly Darkly Deeply draws us in from the very first chapter (well, before that, but you'll have to read it to see what I mean!) and simply doesn't let go. Rich with psychological insight, the book is populated with three-dimensional characters and offers up a pendulum of a plot that will keep you up all night. I intended to spend the weekend reading; I then had to figure out what to do with the rest of my Saturday and Sunday! This is one of those rare crime novels that will stay with you long after you turn the last page - Jeffery Deaver

An absorbing and captivating read, this held me in its thrall from beginning to end. Brilliant! - SJ Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep

Gravely compelling, sophisticated, terrifying. Victoria Selman truly excels with this clever, nuanced mystery - Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End

Original and clever - an incredibly tense read which pulled me inexorably along to its chilling denouement - Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange

Utterly gripping, it's a breathless thriller - The Sun

This is a totally original take on a story you think you know. Sophie is a plucky, unforgettable narrator, and through her eyes Matty Melgren becomes charismatic and loveable - and all the more frightening for that. Smart, twisty, uniquely told - Abigail Dean

This is a thriller that lives up to its title and then some - chilling and compulsive, and with a wicked twist. I loved it - Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close To Home

A breathtakingly original novel, it's an utterly absorbing twisted story and a strong contender for the thriller of 2022 - John Marrs, bestselling author of The One

A twisty psychological thriller that goes to the heart of how and who we love. Can't wait to see what Selman does next - Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

Truly, Darkly, Deeply is such a clever, immersive crime novel, and like nothing I've ever read before. I lived every unbearably tense second of Sophie's powerful story, unable to put the book down. It's only January and this could well be my book of the year! - Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies

A deliciously fresh take on the serial killer thriller. Explores the darkest reaches of humanity, and questions who we love - and why - Fiona Cummins, author of When I was Ten

A creepy, engrossing novel which plunges the dark depths of a serial killer and his crimes. But also a meditation on memory, culpability and acceptance that gives a much-needed voice to the unspoken victims of heinous crimes. And with a properly surprising ending - Araminta Hall, author of Perfect Strangers

No one knows serial killers like Selman - Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife

Utterly compelling. Twisted yet heartfelt. It's the stark portrayal of the complexities of familial love, and the slow burn of psychological authenticity that makes Truly Darkly Deeply such a thrilling read - Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me

A sensational novel with a truly evil twist that you just don't see coming. Blew my mind. Selman knows her serial killers and this suspect has it all - he's terrifying and charming in equal measure. A true page-turner. Burned through this book in a couple of days. Riveted the whole way through. This one will stay with me for some time yet. Masterful - Imran Mahmood, author of You Don't Know Me

First rate. Victoria Selman has written a smart, sophisticated and compelling mystery thriller about the effects of serial murder, both on the killer's victims and, equally chilling, the ones he spares. The characters and situations absolutely ring true and she had me all the way - Mark Olshaker, co-author of MINDHUNTER

Totally compulsive . . . darkly epic stuff - Sarah Sultoon, author of The Source

Manages to be both a gripping-as-hell psychological thriller and a remarkably astute study of evil. A work of style and substance that leaves you with the uncomfortable suspicion that your world, and the people in it, are far more dangerous than you had imagined - Dominic Nolan, author of Vine Street

Genuinely original, darkly compelling and psychologically astute, Truly, Darkly, Deeply is a real page turner exploring not only what it means to be a monster but also what it is like to love one. I swallowed it in two sittings racing to get to the story's chilling conclusion. A perfect story with real heart - NJ Mackay, author of Found Her

Victoria Selman has created something original, completely absorbing, and utterly persuasive. I was right there in eighties north London, held breathlessly in situ, right up until the final, shocking twist. Magnificent - Charlotte Philby, author of A Double Life

Gripping from the opening page, it ratchets up the tension while constantly forcing the reader to question what they think they know. A compulsive and hugely satisfying read - Brian McGilloway, author of Borderlands

Truly, Darkly, Deeply by will be huge in 2022, a twisting, chilling tale that had me hooked from the start full of heart and characters that jump off the page' - James Delargy, author of 55

Truly Darkly Deeply is a gripping exploration of a serial killer's legacy. A deft and atmospheric journey into darkness, with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the final page. Highly recommended - Adam Hamdy, bestselling author of the Scott Pearce series

From the start Truly, Darkly, Deeply had me completely hooked. A story that gets under your skin and haunts you long after the final page - Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, author of Girls Who Lie

A deliciously dark tale of one family's terrible secrets. A gripping read! - David Jackson, author of Cry Baby

Dark, chilling and compelling. This is one serial killer thriller readers won't be able to put down - Olivia Kiernan, author of The Murder Box

Taut, clever, beautifully drawn out with twists that will smack you in the face . . . I absolutely loved it - Polly Phillips, author of My Best Friend's Murder

I raced through Truly Darkly Deeply in one breathless sitting. As soon as I'd finished I wanted to turn to the beginning and start again, knowingly what I now knew. Fiendishly clever and compulsive - Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request

I was hooked from the first page right through to the shocking ending. Dark, addictive and compelling, this is a book that will keep you up all night - Lisa Gray, author of the Jessica Shaw series

A wickedly dark read, fraught with twists and turns. I couldn't put this book down! - Caroline Mitchell, author of The Midnight Man

A tantalising slow-burn of a read, exploring the experience of loving a killer - Sam Holland, author of The Echo Man

A compellingly crafted, compulsive descent into the world of serial killers . . . an amazing immersive journey into the lives not only of serial killers, but of those that rub shoulders with them. This is going to be one of THE books of 2022 - Robert Scragg, author of All That is Buried

A truly darkly creepy serial killer story with a chilling sting in its tale. Reminded me of The Fall. Beautifully written and highly recommended - Mark Edwards, author of The House Guest

An all-consuming, beautifully drawn thriller about love and the terrible things it can drive us to do. Absolutely compulsive reading - Gytha Lodge, author of Lie Beside Me

What a gripping and intriguing novel. I loved the intensity of the relationships of all three main players and the tension never flagged for a moment. Such a spellbinding thriller - Liz Nugent, author of Our Little Cruelties

Addictive, intelligent, creepy and assured, Victoria Selman is a master of her craft and this chilling thriller deserves to be huge in 2022 - Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

Such a fabulous read. A brilliant mix of true-crime podcast vibes with a coming-of-age story that's emotionally spot-on. Simply couldn't tear myself away! - Amanda Reynolds, author of Close to Me

I was hooked from the first page of this impressive thriller, and found it impossible to put down. Victoria Selman dives deep under the stereotype of serial killers to provide a complex analysis of innocence and guilt and the question of how well we know the people we love. Highly recommended - Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient

What a brilliant read. From the beginning, I was totally immersed . . . riveting and dark, yet so wonderfully written it also felt full of heart - Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

A twisted study of secrets and lies that is truly set to be huge - Susie Holliday, author of The Last Resort

An utterly compelling book, I couldn't look away from the page when reading. Stunningly written. A captivating voice from which you cannot tear yourself away. This book is as exciting as they get. Sensitive, sophisticated and beautifully dark - Rachael Blok, author of Into the Fire

Truly, Darkly, Deeply is a gripping, disturbing story. Victoria Selman is a beautiful writer, jumping between past and present seamlessly. This is the kind of book that will keep you up at night - Samantha Downing

Utterly engrossing (and highly addictive) thriller. Dark Places meets My Lovely Wife. A truly fascinating and refreshing take on the serial killer thriller. Bravo, Victoria Selman! - Jack Jordan

Wow! Truly Darkly Deeply is a beautifully written serial killer thriller with a creeping escalation of stone cold dread. Its roots in true crime, the story is so vivid and relatable I can't be certain I wasn't there. Brilliantly executed - Janice Hallett

Twisty, intense and full of quiet menace - a story that draws you in and won't let go until the final page - TM Logan, author of THE HOLIDAY and THE CURFEW

Nail-biting suspense with real humanity and depth - JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before

The accumulating tension is screwed tight in the ingeniously constructed narrative - Best new crime thrillers, Financial Times

Captivating - Woman & Home

The pacing is superb! - Prima

Dark and twisty - Crime Monthly

It'll blow you off the sofa! - Peterborough Telegraph

Truly Darkly Deeply is an unsettling psychological serial killer thriller that gets more and more compulsive with every page - CultureFly

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“Captivating and compelling!”

Breathtakingly good, and the title is bang on the money - truly dark in all the right places. A serial killer story through the eyes of those who are affected by their actions. Matty Melgren was convicted of some... More

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“Thrillingly gripping”

Selman has written a stellar book - weaving so much believable emotion and tension through the story until the final climatic moments. Fans of AJ Finn and Gillian Flynn will love this book and enjoy delving into the... More

Hardback edition
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“Style AND substance. Stunning.”

A page-turning psychological thriller and a penetrating character study. What is it like to have lived with a killer, how do you come to terms with such a thing, and what actions would you decide to take? A book that... More

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