After a traumatic military tour in the Middle East, Daniel "Uneasy" Truce returns home with PTSD. Something happened there. Something he never wants to come out. A few hand shakes later, Truce lands a new job in a ragtag investigations unit. He may be emotionally awkward, but he's got a knack for reading body language. Problem is, his boss hates him. Calls him mentally unsound. She gives Truce the dirty work. That's how he ends up with "the crazy old bat" case. At 11 a.m. every morning, June drops by her local police station to report a murder she witnessed. Initially the cops took her seriously. They visit the alleged victim's home to find him very much alive. But June won't give up, and her daily appearances become a nuisance. Truce is tasked to investigate. To shut her up. Soon June winds up dead-hit by a car. Was it really an accident? Truce thinks there's more to the case. That maybe someone just doesn't want the truth to come out ... Only the Dead Know is the first book in the Daniel 'Uneasy' Truce Mystery series. About the author Caroline Dunford lives in Scotland in a cottage by the sea with her partner and her two young sons. As all authors are required to have as much life experience as possible she has been, at various times, a drama coach, an archery instructor, a counsellor, a qualified psychotherapist, a charity worker, a journalist, a voice actor, a hypnotherapist, and a playwright. Today she writes mainly novels, the odd (often very odd) short story, theatre plays, the occasional article, teaches and mentors. She can't remember a time when she didn't write or tell stories and seriously doubts that she could remain sane if she stopped doing so.
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The book was better than I expected and it grabbed my attention from the beginning. This is Book #1 in the Daniel Truce series. Truce is ex-military, with PTSD and he meets June when he’s assigned to investigate a “not dead, murdered man”. June is a “daft old bat” that insists she saw the “not dead, murdered man” murdered. Then June is killed in a hit and run and Truce decides to start looking deeper...even though he’s been ordered by his boss to back off. He sees coverups everywhere, but isn’t sure if they’re real or he’s being paranoid, so he’s constantly asking his deadbeat roommate for feedback and advice. Throughout the book, Truce has nightmares and flashbacks, which we see small glimpses of. That part of the book is somewhat confusing. I’m assuming the next book will pick up where this one left off and go into a little more detail, so I’m excited to read the next Truce book! Thank you NetGalley, C. J. Dunford and @be_ebooks_com for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review! #OnlyTheDeadKnow #NetGalley