Hold Your Breath

Hold Your Breath

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If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise...

'Exceptional' A.J. Finn

'A smart thriller' Gillian McAllister

'Creepy, absorbing and unnerving' T.M. Logan

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 that will captivate you from first to last page. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Cass Green.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 260g
  • AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008309647
  • 9780008309640
  • 110,063

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'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, author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

'A smart thriller with a difference' Gillian McAllister

'I was gripped by this harrowing and disturbing novel. Beautifully written.' Emma Curtis

'Wonderfully creepy.' Fiona Cummins

'Creepy, absorbing and thoroughly unnerving.' T.M. Logan


'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. A highly-polished debut.'
Jane Corry, author of THE DEAD EX

'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 and 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
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About B P Walter

B P Walter works as a social media co-ordinator for Waterstones, based at their HQ in Piccadilly. His first novel, A Version of the Truth, is out now. Hold Your Breath is his second book.
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131 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (46)
3 29% (38)
2 5% (6)
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