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A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter
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it was amazing

This book came with quite a reputation re other reviews had read and wasn’t sure what to expect
It needs to be said that the book covers gang rape, gay sex and other subjects and yes whilst these things are covered they are relevant to the story and not just ‘thrown in’ for shock value.
The book reminded me, in parts, of a data age ‘Hostel’ ( if you remember those films ) and the whole book ( above subjects included ) is dark and chilling
The story revolves around characters who met at Uni, some from untold privilege and one girl from the opposite, they meet and terrible things occur and then the book splits as the characters decide
on various ‘versions of the truth’ to continue their lives.....until the past comes calling...alongside this a very unsavoury organisation that procures the disadvantaged for wealthy evil people to ‘ bid’ on for their horrible desires
Most of the characters are to be despised but thats the intention and it works well!!
Yep its strong stuff with very few light moments, the writing is tense and atmospheric and cleverly shows how some people will normalise anything to suit them
I found it a compelling story with a good ending but left me with a sense of unease about the world but then a good book does make you think!
Not a cosy read and probably not one for a book club!!!but a decisive piece of fiction from an author I am sure we will hear much much more from and in a ever growing sea of authors a name I will remember!
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Reading Progress

February 8, 2019 – Started Reading
February 8, 2019 – Shelved
February 13, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Laurene (new)

Laurene Wonderful review -- it's those books that make us sit back and think!

Mark Thanks Laurene 😎

Susan's Reviews Good review - I normally don't read books with lots of violence in them, but I will give this one a shot. I need a change of pace. Went through a Young Adult phase to get away from violence, but YA books have their own melodramas. Maybe I should switch to poetry or short stories?

Mark Mmmmmmm give this a go Susan and see how you find it??

Susan's Reviews Mark wrote: "Mmmmmmm give this a go Susan and see how you find it??"
Yes, I intend to. Your review made me think it wasn't like all the other stuff out there that uses violence, torture, etc., to sell the story. Hey, if it isn't my cup of tea, I can always DNF and move on to the next thrilling adventure!

Mark Let us know what you think of it Susan

message 7: by Sharon's (new) - added it

Sharon's  Reviews Great review Mark! I've added it to my want to read shelf

Mark Hope u enjoy Sharon 😃

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