Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil - Melina Marchetta

When I requested this book on Netgalley I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. From the first page I was sucked into the story and couldn't put it down. This story follows Bish, a suspended police officer, who ends up investigating the bombing of his daughter's bus when she was on a trip to France. The investigation threatens up when they find out that one of the students on the bus is the granddaughter of a man that set a bomb of in a supermarket. Her mother is currently in jail for making the bomb.


I really liked Bish throughout this book. Even with the problems he was dealing with in his life I felt that he was the most likeable throughout the book. I didn't like his weird attraction to Noor though. I found myself a bit annoyed with the teenage characters as they seemed to hide things and lie for stupid reasons only they could understand.


When it was revealed who was behind the bombing and why they did it I did feel a teeny bit letdown but Bish's actions did kind of make up for that. Ultimately I did enjoy the ending and where each character ended up.


Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.