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The Black Path An intense tightly calibrated thriller The Huffington Post A dark tale of love and lies obsession and betrayal The Black Path will appeal to fans of domestic noir and anyone who s ever wondered abo

  • Title: The Black Path
  • Author: Paul Burston
  • ISBN: 9781786150455
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Black Path By Paul Burston, An intense, tightly calibrated thriller The Huffington Post A dark tale of love and lies, obsession and betrayal, The Black Path will appeal to fans of domestic noir and anyone who s ever wondered about the secrets people keep How well do you really know those closest to you Helen has been holding out for a hero all her life Her father was a hero but he was murd An intense, tightly calibrated thriller The Huffington Post A dark tale of love and lies, obsession and betrayal, The Black Path will appeal to fans of domestic noir and anyone who s ever wondered about the secrets people keep How well do you really know those closest to you Helen has been holding out for a hero all her life Her father was a hero but he was murdered when she was ten Her husband is a hero but he s thousands of miles away, fighting a war people say will never be won Sometimes Helen wonders if Owen isn t the only one living in a war zone She feels the violence all around her She reads about it in the papers It feeds her dreams and fills her days with a sense of dread Try as she might, she can t escape the feeling that something terrible is about to happen Then one night on the troubled streets of her home town, Helen is rescued from a fight by a woman who will change her life forever Sian is everything Helen isn t confident, glamorous, fearless But there s something else about her a connection that cements their friendship and makes Helen question everything she s ever known And when her husband returns home, altered in a way she can t understand, she is forced to draw on an inner strength she never knew she had As bitter truths are uncovered, Helen must finally face her fears and the one place which has haunted her since childhood the Black Path LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN S NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE

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    1. The Black Path first came to my attention when I attended the New Blood panel at the Killer Women Festival last October I was intrigued by the idea of it, partly in truth because it was set in Bridgend, an area I have visited many times over the years, originally as Regional Manager when we opened a distribution centre down there, and now, recently as National Manager I m actually down there tomorrow Small fact, nothing to do with the book but I do love reading stories set in places I know And [...]

    2. Heart breaking start to this fictional story, something that we are all very aware that is happening now in this world and The fictional story begins Tributes have been paid to a local man who died at the weekend, Richard Thomas, 35, of St Nicholas Road, Bridgend, confronted a gang of teenagers who were causing a disturbance outside his house on Sunday afternoon He suffered several stab wounds to the stomach and died in hospital as a result of his injuries He leaves behind a wife and young dau [...]

    3. Just finished reading The Black Path by Paul Burston It s a cracking page turner of a psychological thriller which I read in two sittings Helen s heroes are her deceased father and her soldier husband who is in active service in Iraq But how well does she really know either of them And how far will she go to face the truth about them or, indeed, herself The plot twists and turns like the path in the title, the path which Helen has been afraid of all her life But why is she so afraid of it The pa [...]

    4. Intriguing, twisty mystery with three dimensional, believable characters I really liked the contrast between Helen and Owen her fears of what might happen versus his lived experiences was really well done I also loved the inclusion and perspective of stepfamilies and how we can mistake other people s ways and reactions, especially in times of crisis like bereavement As someone who grew up in a rural town that had many soldiers in, there is plenty I recognised here The inclusion of newspaper clip [...]

    5. Not just a psychological thriller, it is about so much Army life in Afghanistan with homophobic attitudes, the wives left waiting for their husbands to return and if the do, will he be the same man Brilliantly executed with fantastic characters, highly recommended.

    6. I enjoyed it, different kind of storyline which makes a change, the ending was a bit lacklustre though, would still say read though.

    7. Traditionally domestic suspense novels a genre made popular in the postwar middle class suburbia of the USA involve a misunderstood female victim manipulated by someone who wishes them harm Here Burston has had the smart idea of updating the genre to a feral underclass in South Wales, as Helen, an army wife separated from her husband, who is on a tour of duty, is victimised for reasons withheld from us.Usually in these stories the movements of the heroine are curtailed in some way, but not so he [...]

    8. Set around Bridgend in South Wales Burston s novel tracks the period of a young married couple s lives as Owen is away on a tour of duty with the army in Afghanistan His wife Helen is opportunistically befriended by a stranger just as she hears that Owen is severely injured after a bombing.Though this is a psychological thriller it is about so much Army life in Afghanistan with homophobic attitudes, and the social problems of life in a declining South Wales town As well as being able to develop [...]

    9. This was recommended to me and I wasn t 100% sure it would be my type of read how wrong was I This gripped me from start to finish what a storyline magnificent characters brilliant edge of seat stuff loved this immensely one of the best books I ve read this year 2017 and I ve read a few good ones which is great praise to the author my 5 star rating was easily merited

    10. Yes, I read a whole book with no pictures If you like a thrilling thriller kind of thing with lots of twisty turny moments then it s for you.

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