We are delighted to see B P Walters’ unmissable debut thriller A Version of the Truth included in Waterstones‘ Summer Holiday reads campaign, featuring in both their ‘New for 2019′ and their ‘Summer Thrillers’ lists. If you’re looking for a compelling page-turner to take poolside, A Version of the Truth is the perfect read.

Alternating between the present and Oxford University in the 90s, A Version of the Truth, explores what happens when dark, unsettling secrets from the past shockingly come to light. In 2019, Julianne is forced to question everything about her marriage and what type of man her husband is or is pretending to be, when her son comes to her and says he’s found something on his iPad. In 1990, a fresher student quickly finds herself out of her depth after falling into an uneasy friendship with a group of older students from the upper echelons of society. A Version of the Truth was published by Avon in February 2019.

Find out what people have said about A Version of the Truth below:

‘Deeply disturbing with a unique twist and a strong protagonist.’
Woman’s Weekly

‘A taut, page-turning thriller of dark histories and terrible secrets, split between the London of now and an Oxford University in the nineties.’
Martha Greengrass, Waterstonesblog

‘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 Mistakeand 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

‘Deeply disturbing, this really resonates.’
Woman magazine

‘The sinister story explodes in ways that are calculated to shake readers unexpectedly and definitively.’
Jack Batten, The Toronto Star

‘This is a dark tale of manipulation and betrayal; a sobering and chillingly relevant read.’
Nudge Books