On the blog today I have the pleasure of sharing my review for the fantastic Home Truths by Susan Lewis as part of the blog tour. Massive thanks to Becca at Harper Collins for the invite and the gifted copy of the book.
About the book
How far would you go to keep your family safe?
Angie Watts had the perfect ordinary family. A new home. A beloved husband. Three adored children.
But Angie’s happy life is shattered when her son Liam falls in with the wrong crowd. And when her son’s bad choices lead to the murder of her husband, it’s up to Angie to hold what’s left of her family together.
Her son is missing. Her daughter is looking for help in dangerous places. And Angie is fighting just to keep a roof over their heads.
But Angie is a mother. And a mother does anything to protect her children – even when the world is falling apart.
Home Truths is available to purchase now ~ Amazon UK
I‘ve read quite a few books now by Susan Lewis and I’ve loved every one so I couldn’t wait to get stuck into Home Truths.
Angie Watts and her husband Steve have a happy life. They have a home that they love and three children they adore. Things take a turn for the worse though when their oldest son Liam gets in with the wrong crowd, a crowd that is feared and you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side off. When Steve goes to confront his son one day he doesn’t return and Angies world collapses around her.
Home Truths explores homelessness, drugs and trafficking and shows just how easy it can be to get pulled into these things when circumstances change and poverty spirals out of control. It made me think about what I would do if ever I was in any of these situations and it’s quite a scary thought and made me very grateful for what I have.
The characters are well developed in Home Truths and it doesn’t take long to feel like you really know them and care for them. The opening to the story had me hooked and with each page I turned I fell further and further into the story and was totally gripped. It’s a story with characters that really got under my skin and I found myself thinking about it when I wasn’t reading and desperate to get back to it to see what would happen next.
I really enjoyed this book and although it was heartbreaking at times it really showed how strong family bonds can be. It’s a thought provoking read that shows how easy it can be to go from having everything you need to have nothing through no fault of your own.
Home Truths is another Susan Lewis Book to add to my favourites and one I can highly recommend.
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About the author
Susan Lewis is the bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime, including her most recent novel the Sunday Times bestseller One Minute Later. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s.
Susan has had quite the career. At 18 years old she got a job at HTV in Bristol and then four years later moved to London to work for Thames. She worked as a secretary in news and current affairs before training as a production assistant working on light entertainment and drama.
Susan has lived in Hollywood, where she was neighbours with George Clooney, and the South of France, before moving to her current home in Gloucestershire which she shares with her husband James, stepsons Michael and Luke, and mischievous dogs Coco and Lulu.