The Truth of the Matter [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Never give in."

Ever since he woke up in a terrorist torture chamber--with a year of his life erased from his mind--Charlie West has been on the run. He has one desperate hope of getting his life back: track down the mysterious agent named Waterman. But in fact, reaching Waterman--and recovering the secrets lost in his own memory--will only increase his danger. Because a team of ruthless killers is rapidly closing in on him, determined to stop him from finding the answers. And ...

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Overview

"Never give in."

Ever since he woke up in a terrorist torture chamber--with a year of his life erased from his mind--Charlie West has been on the run. He has one desperate hope of getting his life back: track down the mysterious agent named Waterman. But in fact, reaching Waterman--and recovering the secrets lost in his own memory--will only increase his danger. Because a team of ruthless killers is rapidly closing in on him, determined to stop him from finding the answers. And the truth of the matter is more incredible...and more deadly...than he could ever imagine.

"Action sequences that never let up...wrung for every possible drop of nervous sweat."--Booklist review of The Long Way Home

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401684877
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: Homelanders Series , #3
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 116,060
  • File size: 608 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Klavan was hailed by Stephen King as “the most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich.” He is the recipient of two Edgar Awards and the author of such bestsellers as True Crime, Don’t Say a Word, and Empire of Lies.
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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    highly recommended- you must check it out!

    i thought that this book was a very good. it had a ton of action and suspense. it was hard for me to ever put the book down. i cant wait for the final book of the series

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

    Suspenseful - Easy Read

    I really liked this book. Though I did not read the first 2 books, I believe there is enough told in this book for me to understand what generally happened in the first 2 books. This book is for teenagers and up. It is suspenseful and fairly easy to read, though, there are over 300 pages to the book. This book shows the will of someone for good can overcome evil. God plays a lot of Divine interventions here, which is implied. I'm looking forward to reading the last book when it comes out. ------------------------------------ Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

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    Entertaining

    This is the third book in the Homelanders series. You can read the second book without reading the first but to read the third, you have to read the second. In the first book (no spoilers), Charlie West does not remember anything about his life. He learns that the police are on his trail to arrest him for murdering his best friend. But the bad guys are after him too and he's clueless why. In the second book he finds some answers but he doesn't really remember a lot from his past year. In this book he remembers almost everything and seriously what a bizarre one year it was for him. I mean, the plot is unbelievable. I rolled my eyes almost throughout the book. There is only so much that can happen to an 18-year-old. But Charlie West is an extraordinary human being obviously. This book made me laugh so many times, not because the book was funny but because the plot was so unbelievable. But there is this un-putdownable quality in this book. I just couldn't stop reading. It's a good continuation to the series. This book doesn't end here though. There is a fourth book in this series. And you know what? I want to read that too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    great book and well doone over all series

    I RECOMEND THIS BOOK 100%

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Am MA AMZING

    The book is good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Awesome

    Love this jazz!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Amazing

    Just amazing

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Highly recommend

    I loved this book as much as the first two.....and extends the character development. But be forewarned.....there is a fourth. I had thought it was a trilogy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Greatness!

    So many questions were answered in this one! Now I need to read the next one. Detective rose has to clear charlies name. After everything he's been through he HAS TOO! Or I will be SO annoyed. Lol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Love this series!

    Can't wait to finish #4

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Is it really that awesome

    I have read the first two but not this one yet is as good or better than the others?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Best book

    This is a awsome book that keeps me reading to the end which is so awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Adrenline packed MUST read!!!

    The homelanders series is the best book seried ive EVER read!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Full of Suspence - You won't want to put it down!!!

    I love the way the author details his books!! I can't wait to read the last book in the series!

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    Fast read, but read the first two, first!

    This was a fast read. Had I read the first two, I'm sure it's a GREAT continuation. But being said that I didn't read the first two, I can't really judge this one. I feel like you really have to read the whole story to get the gist of everything that is going on. SO, what I can say, is that if you like action/adventure, then this is a story/series for you. But for me, I think I would really liked to start at the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2011

    Slow at first, story ends well.

    Admittedly, this book took me a while to get through. I found myself getting bored easily and moving on to other things the first few times I picked up the book. But as I read further in, the more I enjoyed it. Truth of The Matter is definitely geared towards the teen/young adult male population, but as a young adult female, I did like this book in the end and was quite happy with my decision to read it.


    The development of the characters was wonderful, and I never had to go back again to re-read something about any character. The plot might seem a bit confusing at first, but through various ways, it reveals itself more and pans out to create a great story with fast-paced adventure, mystery, and intrigue. If you haven't read the first books in the Homelanders series, you might want to, but Truth of The Matter is able to recap many of the important details in the book, yet doesn't feel like the author is purposely going over them. However, like I said in the beginning, the start of this book was almost a little boring and didn't really capture my attention right away. You might need to dig a little bit into this book to get to the really good stuff, but it's worth it in the end.
    Overall a nice read and I do recommend it.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    Highly recommended! Love this book!

    Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan is the 3rd book in the Homelanders series. I have not read the previous two books in the series and was worried about how well I would be able to follow along. The book caught my attention and held it the whole time. It was very suspenseful and had me wondering what was going to happen to Charlie West(the main character). I thought this book was going to be the final book in the series, but there is one more coming. I am really looking forward to book number 4 to see what happens to Charlie and his family.

    From the back cover of the book "Ever since he woke up in a terrorist torture chamber - with a year of his life erased from his mind - Charlie West has been on the run. He has one desperate hope of getting his life back: track down the mysterious agent named Waterman. But in fact, reaching Waterman - and recovering the secrets lost in his own memory - will only increase his danger. Because a team of ruthless killers is rapidly closing in on him, determined to stop him from finding the answers. And the truth of the matter is more incredible... and more deadly... than he could ever imagine."

    The book explores his relationship with his parents and friends in his flashbacks. It talks about regrets and faith. It was encouraging because it talks about pushing yourself when you don't think you have anything left in you. Andrew Klavan is targeting teenagers with this series, but I think if you look deeper into the words, you would see that it could definitely apply to adults also. I loved this book and would definitely recommend it to friends. My son talked me into requesting this book, because he had read books one and two and he loved it.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Booksneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

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    Decent, nothing special

    Charlie West has been on the go endlessly since he woke up with a year of his life gone from his memory, and being wanted by the police for murder. Oh, and did I mention the place he woke up in was a terrorist torturing chamber? But that's the first book. We're on book three.

    Charlie finally finds a hope, however small, to remember- Waterman. Whether friend or foe, Charlie doesn't know, but he is not going to let hope slip through his fingers.

    I read this without first reading the first two in the series. Why? I suppose you could call it laziness. I apologize; my opinion is slightly unfair plot wise.

    Surprisingly, I was not confused once. It was quickly paced but not much description, I can't call the vocabulary an art. I felt the story to... simple; like I could've spent a month and came up with the same result. Furthermore I detected his style, voice, and choice descriptions all in one book. The story was simple: hope, fear, hope, fear. And every time the character ate he was instantly filled with strength!

    This is the book where the mysteries are revealed (always great) but for me it was spewing facts. I will not count that against it, it is my own fault. Overall, decent book. I may read the next book, but I'm not pulling my hair out in anticipation.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    To read or not to read?

    The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan is the third part of Charlie West's story in the Homelander series. The book was somewhat repetitive, alright but not great. The story centers around Charlie West, an 18-year-old American boy who is missing a year of his life, framed for murder and on the run. Searching for his missing memories Charlie goes through leaps and bounds narrowly missing a few brushes with death.
    The story started out very slow, like trying to trudge thru mud waist deep. It took me four weeks to get through the first three parts, a mere 200 something pages. Once I sat down and got to the end of part three it got interesting, the thrill kicked in and I couldn't put the book down. While the book is gear toward young men the book is a good read for anyone.
    The only group of people I would say this wouldn't be a good read for would be authors. Amateur or otherwise, the plot moves along at a nice pace, yet some of the characters are 2 dimensional. Charlie is the only one that fairly well worked out. The rest are simply transparent. Waterman, Dodger Jim and Waylon aren't worked out. Waterman is simply a contact while Dodger Jim is just 'big and burley' while Waylon is the epitome of evil incarnate.
    The dialogue could have been better. To flow with the age of the characters saying it and in relation to what was taking place. Description was fine and worked out very well allowing people to visualize what they wanted and how they wanted to.
    The book wasn't meant to challenge faith but to entertain. I would recommend this book to kids in their early teens to mid-teens.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

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    Fun Read!

    Charlie West wakes up in a terrorist torture chamber in book three of the Homelanders series. He has no memory of the previous year. He hopes to regain his memory by finding Agent Waterman, but Waterman only makes things worse.

    Charlie finds out that he is wanted for murder and a team of ruthless terrorist is determined to stop him from finding out the truth.

    I have not read the first two books in the series. It took me awhile to figure out what was going on. The book is aimed at a teen market, but the action sequences are written for adults. Many teen novels these days have a supernatural plot to them, I found The Truth of the Matter to be a bit of fresh air. There are plenty of mysterious twists and turns throughout the book to keep the reader's interests. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book.

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