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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Blog Tour- TRULY, DARKLY, DEEPLY by @VictoriaSelman With A Guest Post & #Giveaway! @UnionSqandCo, & @RockstarBkTours

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the TRULY, DARKLY, DEEPLY by Victoria Selman Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Victoria Selman

Pub. Date: June 27, 2023

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 304

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/TRULY-DARKLY-DEEPLY

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.


The Secret Behind the Narrative Structure of Truly Darkly Deeply

Victoria Selman

Truly Darkly Deeply is a dual timeline narrative:

The present in which my protagonist, Sophie receives a letter from her ‘father’- convicted serial killer- Matty Melgren saying he is dying and wants to meet. For twenty years, questions have remained as to his guilt. Now it looks like Sophie might finally get the answers she craves. But will the truth set her free -- or bury her deeper?

And the past (the 1980s) in which we see Sophie as a child and a serial killer targeting women who look just like her mother who is in a relationship with the handsome and charismatic, Matty Melgren. 

Setting part of the novel in the ‘80s gave me the opportunity to skip down Memory Lane reliving TV dinners in front of Dynasty, dancing to Madonna (which I still do when no-one’s watching- don’t tell!) and wearing Ra-Ra skirts.

Like my protagonist, I also made a Royal Wedding scrapbook to celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana and remember vividly coming home from school to be told Britain was at war with Argentina.

But as well as providing some colour (and a chance to be a little nostalgic!) the 1980s backdrop serves a dramatic purpose too by offering a metaphor for what is happening in the book at the time.

The Royal Wedding, for example, juxtaposes with the lie behind the fairy-tale of Matty and Sophie’s mother’s relationship. Whilst the law requiring seatbelts to be worn in the front seat, reflects the dangers lying in the road ahead.

And like all roads, there are two sides (as well as two timelines) to Truly, Darkly, Deeply:

A coming-of-age narrative and a serial killer thriller. A tale of the triumph of hope over despair; of losing everything only to find what you really need is inside you all along.



About Victoria Selman:

Victoria Selman is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Truly Darkly Deeply and the critically acclaimed Ziba MacKenzie series. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Debut and Short Story Daggers and is a host on the popular Crime Time FM podcast.

Find her on Twitter @VictoriaSelman or sign up to her newsletter at http://www.victoriaselmanauthor.com/

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of TRULY, DARKLY, DEEPLY, US Only.

Ends July 4th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:



IG Post


The Momma Spot

Review & Guest Post


Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review & Guest Post/IG Post


One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post



IG Review

Week Two:


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post


Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post/TikTok Post



IG Review


Book Briefs

Review & Guest Post/IG Post

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