Home Truths by Susan Lewis
Format: Hardback, eARC
Source: Publishers via ReadersFirst & NetGalley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction
Genres: General Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Publication Date: 22 August 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from NetGalley):
“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..”
My Thoughts & Review
“Home truths” was my second Susan Lewis. I really loved reading “One Minute Later” and couldn’t wait to read this one. I had really high expectations for this one, but sadly it didn’t really meet them. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad book but it just wasn’t what I was hoping it to be.
Home Truth is well written with a gripping opening wherea husband is attacked and killed by gang of thugs while his out looking for his son who is addicted to drugs. But after this everything slowed down and I struggled to get through the book.
There were some interesting characters in this book and I did like reading how they dealt with certain issues, but at the same time there were things that I found a little unbelievable, especially at the end.
Susan Lewis has done a great job with researching the issues that people face in the real world really well, although I would have personally liked to read more about some of the other issues as I found she concentrates on Money issues more throughout this book. I know it’s one of the biggest problems people face but I feel it’s a topic that people already know about.
Oh, and look at that cover it looks so good. I love the colours used for this book. The designers have done a good job.
Even though this book wasn’t for me I’m still giving it a 3 out of 5 because it definitely worth giving it a read, AND therefore I do recommend you give it a go. I’m still look forward to reading more books by Susan Lewis in the near future.
There are some triggers that may make this book a little difficult to read for some readers. I have added some of the triggers below.
I would like to thank the publishers HarperCollins UK and to ReadersFirst and NetGalley for my Hardback and eARC in return for and honest and unbiased review.
Trigger warning: Drug abuse and addiction, paedophilia, Sex trafficking, Gang Attack.
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