Hold Your Breath (Paperback)B P Walter (author)
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Pulsating with the same ineffable menace and creepy atmosphere as his acclaimed debut A Version of the Truth, Walter’s compelling novel probes dark secrets and a suspicious death deep in the woods. Deliciously disturbing and completely absorbing, Hold Your Breath confirms B.P. Walter as a distinctive voice in modern thriller writing.
If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise...
Kitty Marchland has always known that her family aren't like others. But when her father uproots them to a remote cottage in the woods, she realises that her parents are keeping secrets from her - secrets that could unravel everything.
Years later, Kitty starts to question what really happened out in the forest. When the police revisit a suspicious death, she must examine her most painful memories - and this time, there's nowhere to hide...
A gripping and suspenseful thriller from the author of the brilliant A Version of the Truth that will captivate you from first to last page.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Praise for Hold Your Breath:
'To open B P Walter's exceptional new thriller is to step through a cellar door: the air cools, your vision dims... and just a few steps later, you're tiptoeing across the floor, desperate to switch on a torch - yet frightened of what the light might reveal. Attention, readers of Lucy Foley and Lisa Gardner: Hold Your Breath is your next favourite read.' - A.J. Finn
'A smart thriller with a difference' - Gillian McAllister
'I was gripped by this harrowing and disturbing novel. Beautifully written.' - Emma Curtis
Praise for B. P. Walter:
'Devilishly well-plotted, crisply written - and a hell of a lot of fun. What a smashing debut!' - A.J. Finn
'Beguiling, surprising and sometimes shocking. Cleverly crafted with characters who stay with you. A highly-polished debut.' - Jane Corry
'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
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