Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

by Melina Marchetta

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  • 9780316349291
  • 9780316349284
"More than a crime story; it's jam-packed with family drama and heartbreak. Highly recommended for suspense and mystery fans." --Library Journal

In the wake of a devastating bombing, a father risks everything to find out who was responsible.


When Bish Ortley, a recently suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to be by her side. A suspect has already been named--a 17-year-old girl who has since disappeared from the scene.

The press has now revealed that she is the youngest member of one of London's most notorious families. Years earlier, they were implicated in an attack that left dozens dead. Has the girl decided to follow in their footsteps?

To find her, Bish must earn the trust of her friends and family, including her infamous mother, now serving a life sentence in prison. But even as he delves into the deadly bus attack that claimed five lives, the ghosts of older crimes become impossible to ignore.

A gripping fusion of literary suspense and family drama, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL is a fast-paced puzzle of a novel that will keep readers feverishly turning pages.

  • Little, Brown and Company; October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780316349284
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
  • Author: Melina Marchetta
  • Imprint: Mulholland Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780316349291
  • 9780316349284

In The Press

Praise for Tell The Truth, Shame the Devil:

"Each new Melina Marchetta novel is a revelation. She's always changing, always evolving, and each one performs the miracle of somehow bettering the last--and TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL does exactly that. A novel of great scope, of past and present, and above all, the Marchetta trademark of a fierce and loving heart."—Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief


About The Author

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed author of young adult novels including Saving Francesca and Jellicoe Road, which won the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Her novels have been published in 17 languages and 18 countries. She lives in Sydney, Australia. TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL is Marchetta's first novel for adults.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780316349291
  • 9780316349284