A Version Of The Truth by B P WalterA Version Of The Truth by B P Walter

A Version Of The Truth

byB P Walter

Paperback | February 12, 2019

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We all see what we want to see.Readers love B P Walter:'Character driven, tense and skilfully woven over two timelines, this is a brilliant read.' Amazon Reviewer'The writing is tense and atmospheric.' Amazon Reviewer'A cleverly plotted, tense and addictive read; once you pick it up you won't be able to put the book down.' Amazon Reviewer'I loved this book. You will not be disappointed.' Amazon Reviewer2019: Julianne is preparing a family dinner when her son comes to her and says he's found something on his iPad. Something so terrible, it will turn Julianne's world into a nightmare and make her question everything about her marriage and what type of man her husband is or is pretending to be.1990: Holly is a fresher student at Oxford University. Out of her depth and nervous about her surroundings, she falls into an uneasy friendship with a group of older students from the upper echelons of society and begins to develop feelings for one in particular. He's confident, quiet, attractive and seems to like her too. But as the year progresses, her friends' behaviour grows steadily more disconcerting and Holly begins to realise she might just be a disposable pawn in a very sinister game.A devastating secret has simmered beneath the surface for over twenty-five years. Now it's time to discover the truth. But what if you're afraid of what you might find?
Barnaby Walter works as a social media co-ordinator for Waterstones, based at their HQ in Piccadilly. A Version of the Truth is his debut novel.
Title:A Version Of The TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:February 12, 2019Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0008323410

ISBN - 13:9780008323417


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast paced thriller A Version of the Truth was an addictive book from the beginning. I love a good novel with domestic and family drama, and this book did not disappoint! A husband appears to be hiding secrets from his wife and son, and when his son uncovers something awful involving his father and shows it to his mother, their life as they know it is flipped upside down! Not only does the son question his father and who he thought his father was, but the wife begins to doubt her husband as well. Can you imagine being married to someone for over 25 years only to find out they are possibly hiding such a gruesome and devastating secret that it makes you question if your whole lie was a marriage? I cannot begin to fathom how this must feel and I felt so bad for not only Julianne but for her son as well. I found myself wanting to know what was on the computer that the son found online and wanted to uncover the truth just as much as they did. What could the husband be hiding that is so bad, that he would do anything in his power to hide the truth? Will it be the end of his marriage? Even though this story was told over two different timelines, I enjoyed getting glimpses into the past and then the present, as it helps unravel the story bit and bit and we learn the whole truth from the very beginning. It was easy to follow along with the different timelines, and I enjoyed the fact that we only learn what really happened all those years ago piece by piece. It made you wanting to read more to uncover the whole truth and added to the suspense and mystery of the story. I loved that! I am looking forward to reading more titles by this author.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointing I had high expectations for this debut only to have it fall flat in every way possible. The plot was twisted (but not in a good way) and the first three-quarters of the book were repetitive, rambling and underwhelming. The characters were arrogant, lackluster, self-absorbed and annoying. You cannot engage with any of them, nor sympathize with them and others you just want to punch in the face and put an end to the unbelievable plot. I sometimes like to reread great mysteries after a couple of years or so, but this particular book is going straight into the donation bin.
Date published: 2019-03-10

Editorial Reviews

'Devilishly well-plotted, crisply written - and a hell of a lot of fun. What a smashing debut!' A.J. Finn, #1 bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW'Beguiling, surprising and sometimes shocking. Cleverly crafted with characters who stay with you. Highly-polished debut.' Jane Corry, author of THE DEAD EX'Such a confident debut from Barnaby Walter and the most disturbing thriller I've read this year.'Emma Curtis, author of ONE LITTLE MISTAKE and WHEN I FIND YOU.'Day one of my holiday lost to B P Walter and his intriguing thriller A Version of the Truth. If you like Peter Swanson, this will be right up your dark, twisted alley'John Marrs, author of THE ONE'A Version of the Truth is engaging and sinister in places. Walter has created wonderfully authentic characters, and the writing is superb. Highly recommended.' Elisabeth Carpenter, author of 99 RED BALLOONS'Walter's debut is an assured piece of world-building, with characters both flawed and real, and a crescendo that sweeps you up then crashes you down. Unpredictable, clever & subtly twisted. Loved it.' Helen Fields, author of PERFECT SILENCE'A dark and sometimes disturbing debut; a compelling story with credible characters. Walter emerges as a powerful new voice in the world of thriller writing.' Diane Jeffrey, author of HE WILL FIND YOU