Home Truths: A Novel

Home Truths: A Novel

by Susan Lewis


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062906588
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 719,889
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

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Home Truths: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mamalovestoread22 20 days ago
In the blink of an eye Angie Watts perfect world crumbles, her husband is murdered, their financial stability is threatened, and her eldest son disappears without a trace. Her and her husband knew their eldest son Liam had fallen into the wrong crowd and it had a bad effect on all of their lives. He was missing school, becoming distant, and dabbling with drugs. But she never thought her son's poor choices would lead to the death of her husband. Now two years later she finds herself struggling to make ends meet due to her smothering debt, keep a roof over their heads, and maintain some control over her other two children. But her life is about to be overturned once again, the police have called to notify her that Liam has gotten himself into trouble again. How much more can this mother take? In Home Truths readers will meet a mother driven by desperation, her need to hold her family together is so great she struggles to maintain staying on the right side of wrong. Angie just wants her happy family back, but at what cost. We all know desperation can lead people to do crazy things, but Angie borders the line of taking it too far. This story reads like the headlines you would see on the evening news, a family falling apart due to the poor choices of their children, dangerous associations to gangs, losing everything because of debt, and doing unthinkable things to pay those debts. This family faces it all, and page after page you will begin to wonder if they will ever be able to be happy again. It's a heartbreaking family drama that will keep you completely enthralled from start to finish, and leave you wondering how far would you go to protect the ones you love? Highly recommend!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.