The Monday after Super Bowl Sunday is always rough, Savvy Readers. Whether you’re tired because you stayed up to watch the entire game or you wore yourself out on chicken wings and nachos, today is a bit of a slog. To help us get through it in one piece, we have a great new My Book Pledge Featured Read in store for you! Keep reading after the jump to learn more about it.
This week’s Featured Read is the hard-hitting, emotional novel Home Truths by internationally bestselling author Susan Lewis! In this riveting, unforgettable novel, a woman becomes determined to protect her children… at all costs. Interested? Of course you are.
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. In a fantastic review from My Weekly magazine in the UK, Home Truths is a “hard-hitting story [that] lays bare the problems of drug-taking, internet grooming, and homelessness, but is saved from bleakness by the strength and warmth of the characters.” And we couldn’t agree more! While this book could absolutely have taken a turn for the bleak and desperate, its hopefulness is what ultimately makes this such a phenomenal read.