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Truly, Darkly, Deeply

By Victoria Selman (Author)


Format Paperback


A taut, breakout psychological thriller with a wicked twist.

Matty Melgren is a convicted serial killer serving life without parole for the murders of several women in London in the 1980s. He has consistently protested his innocence, and the evidence against him was largely circumstantial. At the time of his arrest, Matty’s girlfriend was Amelia-Rose, a single mother to 12-year-old Sophie. Sophie adores Matty. He’s handsome, funny, respectable—she could never suspect him of the brutal killings in the headlines. Then a police sketch of a suspect is released that looks a lot like Matty. Was it him? Sophie is consumed with doubt and guilt, causing her to act impulsively, ripping her family apart. Years later, she is still haunted by her actions. Was she wrong to have done what she did all those years ago? Then Sophie receives a letter from Matty—he’s dying and asks her to visit him in prison. Will she finally get the answers she needs to be able to reclaim her future?

Already a bestseller in the UK, this twisty, true crime-inspired mystery thriller is perfect for fans of page-turning crime books like The Last Thing He Told Me or Before I Go to Sleep, or readers of serial killer books about Ted Bundy and other infamous murderers.
"Victoria Selman is an exciting and powerfully fresh voice."—New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwall

"I was hooked from the first page of this impressive thriller, and found it impossible to put down."—Alex Michaelides, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient

"A twisty psychological thriller that goes to the heart of how and who we love."—Sarah Pinborough,bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

"The accumulated tension is screwed tight in the ingenuously constructed narrative."—Financial Times

“An absorbing and captivating read, this held me in its thrall from beginning to end. Brilliant!”—S. J. Watson, bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep

“Utterly gripping, it's a breathless thriller.”—The Sun

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

“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

“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, bestselling author of Good Me Bad 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

“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, bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend

“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, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife


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Victoria Selman majored in history at Oxford University and holds certificates in criminal profiling and criminal psychology. She’s the author of the Ziba McKenzie criminal profiler series that was published by Thomas & Mercer. She’s been a #1 bestseller on Amazon, a Sunday Times bestseller, and her first novel was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger award. She is also the host of “On the Sofa,” on the CrimeTime FM podcast.

Pub Date: 6/27/2023

ISBN: 9781454950912

Price: $17.99 / $23.99 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 304 pages

Trim: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Open Mkt

Category: Fiction

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

Carton Quantity: 36

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