Truly Darkly Deeply book review

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 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?

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

Duffy’s Thoughts On Truly Darkly Deeply

WOW. Truly Darkly Deeply has everything if you are a true crime and thriller fan. Matty Melgren has the charisma of Bundy and the absolute darkness and evil of Ramirez and yet, he still feels like a very unique character. Sophie is a great central character and I love the way Victoria Selman focuses on those closest to Matty who have to pick up the pieces and live with the legacy of loving a serial killer. The conflicting feelings and complete head f&ck of discovering someone you loved really weren’t who you thought, or were they?

The twist at the end I did not see coming and read this book in two sittings it was that good.

I highly recommend Truly Darkly Deeply if you are looking for an original and addictive thriller.