Hooks You From the Very Start | Blog Tour + Review: Home Truths by Susan Lewis

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Home Truths was such an interesting and engrossing read--and definitely a sign that I need to read more from Susan Lewis, ASAP! (Which I definitely said when it came to One Minute Later.

About Home Truths 
by Susan Lewis

• Paperback: 480 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (January 28, 2020)
International bestselling author Susan Lewis’s riveting, unforgettable novel of a woman determined to protect her children—at all costs.
A mother’s worst nightmare becomes a reality…
Angie Watts once had what seemed like an idyllic life: a house in a small town in the English countryside with her beloved husband Steve and their three adored children. She never could have predicted how her life would one day turn out.
When her oldest son, Liam, grows from a sweet-natured boy to a troubled teen, Angie’s world begins to crumble. Expelled from school and disappearing from home for days on end, Liam falls in with a notorious local gang. After arriving home one day to find their 5-year-old son with a syringe Liam has left lying around, Steve makes a rash decision that will have lasting repercussions on their family.
Two years later, Steve is gone, Liam is missing, and with money running out, Angie and her other two children are on the brink of eviction. Then Angie is called into the police station and informed that there’s been a murder—and Liam is a suspect. As Angie’s desperation to save her family leads her to take drastic measures, her daughter secretly devises her own plan to save the family…which could put everyone in danger.
Alternating between Angie’s blissful life as a young mother and her present-day nightmare, Home Truths is a searing exploration of the lengths one mother will go to survive and protect her children.

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Home Truths by Susan Lewis 
Rating: ★★★★☆
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

Slowly but surely am getting to reading any Susan Lewis book I can get my paws on! I just can't help myself! Her writing is just so divine. Much like with One Minute Later, Home Truths was such an addictive read. Family sagas have always been a soft spot for me and the ways in which this family's story is weaved together is beyond breathtaking.

You're truly missing out if you've yet to read anything by Susan Lewis. Home Truths is proof of that, and proof of what I've been missing in my reading life.

If I look back on my experience reading it, there was something so compulsively readable about the way Lewis crafted this story--I had to restrain myself from finishing it too quickly. Susan Lewis portrays everything in a blunt, spot-on, and intensely heartfelt, manner as always. Somehow, she has this way to her prose that winds up your tension in many ways and leaves you feeling intensely in one way or another.

All the complexities of home, the varied bonds of a family, and, yes, truths, are tangled into the plot in a way that is deeply satisfying and true to life. Lewis doesn't shy away from hard-hitting and highly relevant topics such as grief, the weight of specific types of losses, everyday struggles such as money issues, growing up with social media, and offers readers a glimpse into these characters life.

Each page is potent with the aching emotions of life and that is a testament to Lewis' ability as a writer. Home Truths has this quality to it that buzzes with energy and life and everything in between. A good writer always has a way of tugging at our heartstrings, and Lewis captures us instantly.

Her writing is as beautiful as ever and Home Truths is a definite must-read.

About the Author

Susan Lewis is the internationally bestselling author of more than forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense, and crime. 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. Following periods of living in Los Angeles and the South of France, she currently lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, James; stepsons, Michael and Luke; and mischievous dogs, Coco and Lulu.
Find out more at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.

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