Truth Pdf Summary Reviews By Peter Temple

Truth Pdf Book is a Mystery Thriller novel on crime written by Peter Temple. Truth is a novel about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honour and deceit and yet, it is about truth.

Truth Book Summary

At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach.

Villani’s life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling.


About Peter Temple Author of Truth Pdf Book

Peter Temple
Peter Temple

Peter Temple Author of Truth Pdf has written nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries. “The Broken Shore” won the UK’s prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and was made into an ABC telemovie in 2014. Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this caliber anywhere in the world. Temple’s first two novels “Bad Debts” and “Black Tide” have been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish.

Truth pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Truth Pdf
Truth Pdf
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1921520914
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1921520914
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.67 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.26 x 1.5 x 9.57 inches
  • Customer Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars  567 ratings

Truth Book Reviews



4.0 out of 5 stars Bomb It To Snake
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2010

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‘Bomb It To Snake’ is an Australian expression that means, follow procedure-particularly in an emergency. A bomb is a long kick. Snake was the name of an Australian Rules Footballer. Originally instruction to members of Snake’s football team on what to do when no other opportunities presented themselves. This fits our Inspector Stephen Villani’s philosophy to a ‘T’. He, the head of Homicide, said this to his team when he wanted the right thing done, now-‘Bomb It To Snake’.

‘Truth’ could be one of the best crime thrillers I have read this year. Hard to tell, we are young yet, but it kept me engrossed throughout. Not one word too many, but I was mystified at times about some of the phrasing, but I muddled through and it came to me without much of a problem. Fires have engulfed much of the brush in Australia, and it has reached the valley near his boyhood home. Villani goes home to visit his father, Bob. They fall into their relationship, and we come to an understanding of sorts about why Villani needs to be in control, and why he is accused of being a bully. Things at the offices are busy, murder and mayhem are always on the docket. One of the new cases looks fairly easy to crack, a young prostitute found murdered in a new high rise building. So much security; cameras, voice prints, eyeball prints, but yet no information is forthcoming. Orders from on-high say to go easy, lie low. Politics and job security are raising their heads. Villani is a man who was brought up to be straight and narrow, but to maintain his job and not be swept under he has to play by the rules, doesn’t he?

Family life is a problem. He has been married for many years to Laurie, three kids. The marriage is falling apart, his younger daughter is a druggie, and no one knows what she is up to. His work keeps him in his office 18 hours a day. He has men to lead and the family, well they need to muddle through. Villani is doing all he can, he thinks.

Corruption of power and damage by violence is the core of the novel. Drugs have made crime a murderous reality. Villani sees the negative side of life every day- he sees it in his work and in the politics that can overpower his life. He is an admitted adulterer, full of guilt, ex gambler, trying to quit smoking, but at the core, what does he have? He is a mentor to his men and a friend to some. This is a book with many layers, and we begin to unwrap them one by one. This is a marvelous novel, and the beginning of a Villani career.



5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Temple’s final novel is twisty, complex, and excellent
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020

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In “Truth”, author Peter Temple’s loose sequel to “The Broken Shore”, Steve Villani is Head of Homicide for the Melbourne police department. To put it mildly, Villani’s got a lot on his plate: a murdered woman in a new luxury apartment building, three men tortured and killed in mechanic’s shed, a marriage on its last legs, a daughter losing herself to drugs, the potential reopening of an old case that could end his career, and his father’s refusal to evacuate the family farm in the face of historic wildfires ravaging the Australian countryside. Moreover, a political reckoning is coming as voters appear ready to sweep the opposition party to power, and uncertainty and doubt are running rampant inside the department.
The investigation into the murder in the apartment quickly hits a brick wall of uncooperative wealthy owners and politicians eager to avoid sullying a prized urban redevelopment project. The shed killings seem to be drug-related, but a pair of ex-special forces soldiers also appear to be connected, and as Villani is courted by the potential election victors for a new leadership role, he finds himself navigating unfamiliar territory in the corridors of power.
Where Temple’s writing in “The Broken Shore” was reminiscent of James Lee Burke, in “Truth”, it is grittier and more staccato – something an Aussie James Ellroy might compose – but no less evocative. The descriptions and characters are painted in impressionist fashion, resolving into clarity over the course of the book, and the dialog is natural and witty, creating an immersive experience.
A few cautions: The author includes a glossary of Australian slang – which is highly useful – but non-Aussie readers may still struggle on occasion to follow every bit of dialog. Likewise, as with “The Broken Shore”, the plot is about more than the crimes – there are layers here devoted to memory and family that are deeper than one will find in your average cop procedural. Lastly, the first half of the book may be a bit slow for some readers, as it is devoted to frustration and a lack of leads, but it picks up momentum quickly, however, as the investigators begin to unravel what really took place.
For readers looking to go a bit deeper than a simple whodunnit, “Truth” will be rewarding. Recommended highly.

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