Monday 2 September 2019

Blog Tour ~ Home Truths by Susan Lewis

Jaffareadstoo is thrilled to be hosting this final day of the Blog Tour

Harper Collins
22 August 2019

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of the book
and the invitation to be part of the blog tour 

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… 

What did I think about it..

Struggling to cope after a family tragedy, Angie Watts finds that her life spirals into chaos and although she is doing everything she can to keep her family together, rising debts and an unscrupulous landlord forces her to the very brink of despair. It's impossible not to feel an emotional attachment to Angie and her family, especially when her teenage daughter tries to find her own solution to the family's problem with disastrous consequences.

I think Home Truths is a story of contrasts and shows human nature with all the faults and failings which so often cause families to go under, and yet, there is also goodness and kindness with  people who are willing to help when times get tough. The author writes from the heart and gives a compassionate and meaningful account of what could happen when faced with a lack of money and no real idea where the next meal is coming from, and yet, despite the rotten deal that life as thrown at her, Angie Watts is probably typical of many women in similar circumstances, willing to do anything in order to keep their families safe, warm and fed.

With this emotional family drama, the author has, once again, got right into the heart of a modern day problem, and as we discover over the course of the story, what happens to Angie Watts could, in certain circumstances, happen to anyone.The story is packed with drama, from the threat of drug running gangs, to homelessness and enforced prostitution, there is never a moment when the action slows, and yet the author succeeds in making this a very readable story, with genuine characters  and realistic situations which sparked my interest from the start.

About the Author

Susan Lewis is the bestselling author of over 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.

Twitter @susandlewis #HomeTruths


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