Welcome to my stop on the book tour for A Version of the Truth. My thanks to the Avon books for my gifted copy.
💫 A VERSION OF THE TRUTH by B P Walter
Back of the Book
We all see what we want to see…
2019: 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?
💫Review by Kelly Lacey
Format – Physical
Pages – 400
Rating: Three Stars
Where do I start with this book? Its brought a lot of debate to my life. Lately, there has been much talk about having trigger warnings in reviews. If I did that with this book it would take up the whole book.
The book starts with Julianne receiving some devastating news via her son about her husband. That, in turn, starts the wheels of the plot running. It moves between the 1990s and 2019. With a whole host of the most disgusting charachters, I have ever read about.
At the core of this book are sex and power. It has many topics including rape, abuse, homophobia and many more. Most of which I found very difficult to read.
The characters are awful fictional people. Think of Steff in Pretty in Pink, the character played by James Spader but ten times worse. An elitist group of people and with no care about the devastating consequences of their actions.
The book will cause a lot of debate in your head. It still does with me. It is extremely current and modern. I see similar cases in the newspapers on a monthly basis.
Would I have continued to read the book if it wasn’t for the tour? I am not sure. It did make me uncomfortable but the message of the book is so important and the writing is really good. That’s why I gave it three stars.
Overall a book that will stay with me for a while.
My Star Ratings Explained:
💫💫💫 Good, worth adding to your TBR.
💫💫💫💫 Excellent, really enjoyable.
💫💫💫💫💫 AMAZING, buy it today, I loved it.
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