The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth

A gripping, twisty, thriller that you won’t be able to put down, perfect for fans of Anatomy of a Scandal and Showtrial


A young woman is dead.
Her family are convinced she was murdered, and they know who did it.

The case is about to be closed.
Everyone else says the evidence speaks for itself: this is nothing more than a tragic case of suicide.

Only you can uncover what really happened.
But the truth is never that simple, and this case could cost you your life...

Everyone is talking about The Simple Truth!

'A British take on John Grisham's The Firm' The Times

'Fast-paced and suspenseful.' Woman & Home

'Pacy and clever, The Simple Truth is a multi-layered mystery, brimming with action and intrigue.' Andrea Mara

'James Buckler delivers a lightning-paced thriller.' Woman's Own

'A fast-paced thriller in which no one can be trusted.' Prima Magazine


  • 'A British take on John Grisham's The Firm ... the interlocking circles of the plot are well oiled and the narrative of greed and corruption timely.'
    The Times

About the author

James Buckler

James Buckler lives in London. He has worked in film and TV for many years, most notably for MTV and BBC Films. His first thriller, Last Stop Tokyo, published to critical acclaim. The Simple Truth is his second novel.
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