The Devil You Know
Young women are being murdered in the Lincolnshire town of Lyndford, where five people fear someone close to them might be the monster the police are searching for.
One of them is right.
Juliet sees an expert's profile of the average serial killer and realises that her abusive husband, Paul, ticks all the box ...more
The story flicks between different characters who all think that someone they know is the one that is going around and killing young women. This was a totally knew one on me. Having it bared out in front of you and trying to guess which one it was, felt quite bizarre yet also thrilling.
The characters who are all suspects certainly have something about them that makes you believe that it could be them. T ...more
What if there was a serial killer on the loose near to where you live, and someone you know, whether that be a relative or a friend fits the description, and has been acting out of character lately. Would you suspect them, or would you think of the prospect of someone you know killing another person absurd?
For five friends, colleagues and family members of L ...more
Psychological thrillers are not my thing, and yet, in Tyler's hands i ...more
After the opening scene, events turn back to a year earlier, 2015. We are introduced to key character ...more
The book opens with a prologue as a young woman named Dora flashes back to the heartbreaking steps leading to her realization that she’s about to be murdered. Chapter One then goes back in time to a year earlier, as the news b ...more
In Terry Tyler’s book, The Devil You Know, five people start to believe that someone they know well may be the killer because of his deceit, or his inexplicable or unpleasant behaviour. As a reader, I was intrigued and unable to ...more
This novel explores that idea in a storyline that keeps you guessing until the very end. Told from the point of view of five different people, all of whom have suspicions about someone they know, or even love, it makes you realise that things aren’t a ...more
It’s a frightening thought that you could know someone capable of such atrocities as rape and murder.
In Terry Tyler’s latest novel, The Devil You Know, she expertly weaves fives stories/five lives around the brutal murders of a string of young women, leaving the reader feeling as scared, horrified, anxious and betrayed as her characters. Introduced to the five suspects via the point of view of the mother, wife, colleague, friend, ...more
Apart from being a thundering good read, this is such a clever book. I love thrillers and detective books and have read hundreds but I don’t think I have ever come across this idea before. We follow five characters, each of which has good reason to believe that somebody they love is the killer. I grew so fond of some of the characters that I was really afraid that one of my favourites was guilty.
I am saying no more about the plo ...more
This is an excellent twist on the serial killer novel. No splattering blood, no dull descriptions of the "hungry eyes" or "moist palms" of the killer, and no cheap thrills either. It's a brilliantly-told human story set in a completely authentic northern English town.
What I loved (5-stars): The plot. This was a creeping lesson in suspense. It's constructed in such a way t ...more
The Devil You Know is delivered from five different viewpoints: those of a mother, a friend, a daughter, a wife and a colleague. When I first saw the 'list of contents' displaying a series of names, I thought that I would become con ...more
Twelve months earlier and a third body has been discovered in Lyndford raising the possibility of a serial killer at large. The story is driven by the characters, to ...more
Do any of us really know the people in our lives, or what they’re capable of?
I was hooked from the very first chapter of this book and couldn’t stop reading. In fact I had a sleepless night because I couldn’t put it down!
There is a serial killer on the loose. This isn’t a police procedural though and we hear very little about the detectives investigating the case, nor do we need to because the nerve jangling te ...more
Anyone who has read my reviews of this author’s books will know how much I admire her writing. Just as a reminder I’ve added a couple of links. For her novel, You Wish: http://bit.ly/2eHQhwJ. and then for Best Seller: A Tale Of Three Writers: http://bit.ly/2fWh7Db.
Although THE DEVIL YOU KNOW takes us, as readers, away from her usual c ...more
The only bad thing that i can say about this book is that it had to end, as ever the author has an amazing talent of creating interesting & in the case of Dorothy endearing characters.
Without wishing to spoil the plot for people who have yet to read all i can say is that this is an
excellent st ...more
Loved the fact that it did not glorify the killer either... Much more on the victims, the families, the suspects. Really interesting and told from so many character perspectives. Thought provoking. Tyler's best book yet in my opinion!
Do you consider yourself paranoid? Do you trust people easily? Do you look for signs everywhere?
As a real fan of psychological thrillers, I admit I sometimes find my mind focusing on the slightest detail, an innocent comment from a friend or a family member can make me create all kind of scenarios, and I have a tendency to be… let’s say extremely careful. There’s nothing wrong with that, is it?
Now imagine you are a regular person. Your favorite past time is not to look for murderers and look und...more
The story is split into parts that go beyond viewpoint. We meet The Wife, the Colleague, The Mother etc and at first I thought each was connected to the Lyndford Strangler who is ...more
This is a book about a serial killer that had me hooked from the beginning and kept me gripped until the unexpected end. It has to be said that the thriller genre is fairly saturated with serial killer books and it seems to me, that to stand out, the books are getting more vicious, more voyeuristic and for me, more unpalatable. This book however takes a refreshingly different approach and concentrates primarily on the people who start to doubt that special someone close to them as they ...more
Published in October 2016, The Devil You Know is currently available in ebook format. Described as ‘a character-driven psychological drama that will keep you guessing until the very end‘, I wanted to find out more!!
Please read on for my thoughts…
The Devil You Know is quite a different psychological thriller. Murders take place, women fear for their lives, the police are confused as to where to go next. The murderer is very ...more
There are enough twists and turns to keep the reader genuinely guessing about the outcome, and the pace of the writing encourages you to race through it. So much so that I was incredibly frustrated yesterday to find I'd left my kindle at home before I set ...more
We meet several seemingly ordinary inhabitants of the town of Lyndford in Lincolnshire, where a killer is hiding in the shadows. Each individual has a backstory which gives them depth and the reader instantly feels empathy, as whilst things may appear tranquil on the s ...more
Earlier books: The Devil You Know is a psy ...more