The Last Truth was an engrossing, shocking, and totally addicting story that kept me attached to my kindle for hours on end! This book was creative, well-written, and fast-paced. Loved the characters of Jenny and Tad, and this may seem random, but I love that they aren’t the stereotypical ‘good guys/heroes’ we always read about. Especially Tad, he’s definitely shady and of questionable character, but understandably so. Thought his whole storyline with the characters was really original and intelligent and actually brings to light many real issues in life. I like how Thomas-Peter writes in a way that we really feel like we are inside the story right from the beginning, and we never want to leave! He not only writes well, he isn’t afraid to think outside norm conventions and come up with some pretty outlandish scenarios, but still remain quite believable. This book is a standalone, so there is no cliffhanger here and I loved the ending, even if it’s not ‘happy’. It totally works. Highly recommend for mature readers of literary drama and fiction.
I thought that Brian Thomas-Peter’s writing style has the confidence and delightful quirkiness of a seasoned pro… I was pretty surprised to see that this looks like his first (an only?) novel so far. The dramatic, profound and emotionally-charged interweaving plotlines had that elusive ‘flavor’ that only comes when they are fully realized and fleshed out, something that is not easily done, especially in a novel of this depth and magnitude of complex, deep issues. A great read, and will be looking for the next one from him. Recommend for adults only.
I started reading this book and only put it down to get some sleep and was reading it again as soon as I woke up. Truths keep revealing themselves with such surprise and at such a steady pace, one wants to just keep reading until all the pieces of the puzzle come together. The author shows us how, tragically, the mental health issues of the parents play out in subsequent generations. The book also gives us insight behind the scenes of the mental health care system. Brian Thomas-Peter writes so well and the way he describes the feelings of his characters takes you right into their hearts and minds. Riveting!
Excellent story but not for the faint of heart. This compelling novel catches your attention right away & keeps building until the end. The character development was rich & the author does a clever job of bringing all the pieces together. I would recommend this for anyone who also enjoyed the Stieg Larsson (Girl with a Dragon Tatoo) series.