Other Sellers on Amazon
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
For Any Other Truth: A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 9) Paperback – 1 October 2021
Frequently bought together
Special offers and product promotions
- Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Offered by Amazon AU. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
'This latest DCI Daley thriller is deftly plotted and peopled with sympathetically drawn local characters and satisfyingly nuanced local wrongdoers'― Irish Independent
'a fine example of tartan noir, superior to most of the genre'― The Scotsman on the DCI Daley Series
'in high demand across the globe ... A runaway hit. Readers instantly warm to Daley'― Daily Mail on the DCI Daley Series
'Gritty, gripping story, Fabulous characters, full of humour and if that was not enough the sense of place is just superb. Every time I finish one I think "When is the next one coming?"'― Bookseller review
'A complex but compelling plot keeps the reader firmly on their toes as they turn each page; it becomes almost impossible to put it down. This one wrung all the emotions from me, it had my jaw clattering off the floor a fair few times and a wee hankie dabbing at the eyes at others. Do yourself a favour and go buy this now!'― Chapter of My Life
'I am in awe of any writer who can make you hold your breath on the one hand and laugh out loud on the other. Such is For Any Other Truth'-- Waterstones Bookseller, Horsham
'Just finished Denzil Meyrick’s 'For Any Other Truth' - take a tale, twist it and twist it thrice - a cool, addictive roller coaster of a read'-- Gordon Brown (author of Thirty-One Bones)
'a novel which you are likely to read with deepening pleasure'-- Allan Massie ― The Scotsman
'A twisty, intricate, and action-packed crime novel… demands that you keep on your toes as it splinters thoughts and catches emotions unawares ... With a fabulous cast and intricate plot, this crime novel packs a punch on the emotional front too'― LoveReading
'Dramatic … satisfying … Definitely a book to take on holiday and read by the beach or pool, or wherever we end up this year!'― Press and Journal, Scottish Book of the Week
'Meyrick has really hit his stride with this one, with the development of DCI Daley and his rather complex sidekick DI Scott particularly well done. Well-considered smatterings of dark humour break the tension, there is a satisfying pace and beautiful Scottish backdrops are an added bonus'― Scottish Field
'It's a complex story… Meyrick is skilled enough to pull it together'-- Alastair Mabbott ― Herald
'Denzil Meyrick writes fine crime novels and they get better with every outing. One of the few crime thrillers where the dialogue makes [you] laugh out loud. Meyrick brings real life and depth to his fictional community. Compelling'― Journal of the Legal Society of Scotland
About the Author
After studying politics, Denzil Meyrick worked as a police officer, distillery manager, freelance journalist, and company director. He is originally from Campbeltown in Argyll, but now lives with his wife Fiona on Loch Lomondside.
- Publisher : Polygon (1 October 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1846975719
- ISBN-13 : 978-1846975714
- Dimensions : 13 x 2.5 x 19.5 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 209,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Review this product
Top reviews from other countries
I feel totally invested in Kinloch and the inhabitants. I’m enjoying DCI Daley’s development as a character. His marriage, affair and return to his wife and child is an interesting back story. His sidekick Brian has real depth. He’s a complex individual with a direct manner and provides genius moments of humour. Hamish, the oldest regular character is a man filled with pearls of wisdom. He knows all the ins and outs of the area and has a heart of gold. Annie has had to take a secondary role at the hostelry; the new owners are not what they seem. As soon as I start reading, I feel as if I’ve been physically dropped into this picturesque little backwater. It’s claustrophobic, with small town mentality where everyone knows what’s going on. That said, it takes real skill to start the tale with a scene inside M15 headquarters and bring the elements of the city and major crime into this remote area of Scotland. The real interest in this tale is the link to Ireland; relatively few miles across the water, this is a key part of the plot. It adds a whole new dimension and I really enjoyed it.
It’s a great standalone, but readers new to the series will miss the nuances. It’s another belter. Mr Meyrick is a natural storyteller and a gifted writer. He’s flying the flag for Scottish crime writing along with the best and has brought me many hours of escapist reading and listening.
Throw in various 'activists' old school and new doing nasty, naughty things and the Intelligence service doing who knows what. What you end up with is a taut well written thriller with moments of humour which is extremely hard to put down and harder knowing it has to end.
Kinlock is a sleepy fishing port most of the time, but when it wakes up you better hope you've got the right people in charge.
Elderly fisherman, Hamish, is out at sea on his boat checking his lobster pots when he is abducted by dangerous men, treated roughly and shackled in a shed, his disappearance of deep concern for the police and the local community. Brian and Ella's son, 25 year old Will, has turned up, pallid and lacklustre, having dropped out of university, a troubled young man causing serious concerns and worries for his parents. Detective Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington's life spins out of control as her haunted past, which she had mistakenly thought had been laid to rest, returns in the form of the nightmare that is Charles Chappell, along with another ruthless figure, Larry Bower. As information becomes hard to acquire, Daley finds himself relying on the likes of Nathan Sidley, an investigative journalist in search of an exclusive that will make his career.
Once again Meyrick expertly weaves several dark threads in a high suspense narrative that had me biting my nails, desperately worried about Hamish and whether he would survive the terrors he has inadvertently found himself enmeshed in. The book is partly set in Kinloch's close neighbour across the waters, Ballycastle in County Antrim, where Daley suspects the plane with its dead passengers had set off. The dark gritty themes, the smoke and mirrors used to obscure the truth, and the unbearable losses that occur, means the humour and comic touches are needed more than ever, and as so often, they are provided by the great Brian Scott. Fans of the series will love this, and if you have never read this Scottish series, then I strongly urge you to read it, otherwise you are really missing out!