PUBLICATION DATE: February 7th, 2019
Thank you to Avon Books UK and Harper Collins Canada for gifting me an ARC copy of this book to read.
ABOUT 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?
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.
MY RATING: 4/5 stars