Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced, grieving his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Across the channel, a bus tour, carrying a group of English teenagers is bombed, killing four of the passengers and injuring a handful of others. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board.
Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac. Violette has a troubled background, thirteen years ago her grandfather bombed a London supermarket, killing dozens of people. Her mother, Noor, is serving a life sentence in connection with the incident. But before Violette’s part in the French tragedy can be established, she disappears.
Bish, who was involved in Noor LeBrac’s arrest, is now compelled to question everything that happened back then and he realises that truth wears many colours.
Let’s be honest guys when I hear that Melina Marchetta has a new novel out I’m going to read it regardless of what genre it is. Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil is no exception. I don’t normally read thrillers, or mysteries or crime fiction. I love those types of stories at TV shows or films, but I’ve never really read any as books, especially not adult books so before I even started I knew this was going to be a stretch for me.