Hold Your Breath

By B P Walter

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 The Widow’s Cabin by L.G. Davis.

Author: B P Walter
Format: Digital download
Release Date: 16 Apr 2020
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-830965-7
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.


”'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

”'Creepy, absorbing and thoroughly unnerving” - T.M. Logan, author of The Holiday

”'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


”'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

”'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

”'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

”'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

”'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