The Truth About You by Susan Lewis – Review

the truth about you by susan lewis

Lainey Hollingsworth is the anchor in her home. In addition to managing her husband’s writing career, she oversees the daily operations of a chaotic family: a rebellious teenage daughter, a stepson who blames her for ruining his life, and an adoptive father afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

Lainey always had a volatile relationship with her mother, who never revealed the truth about Lainey’s biological father, or the reason she fled Italy for England when Lainey was an infant.

As Lainey plans a trip to her mother’s homeland in search of answers, the familiar rhythm of life implodes when she receives a cryptic text message: Ask your husband about Julia. Suddenly caught between the ghosts of her past and a frighteningly unpredictable future, Lainey must make choices no woman would ever want to face.

~Synopsis from goodreads

This is my third book by Susan Lewis and I should say that I liked this one the best. Susan Lewis writes about difficult situations surrounding love, children and marriage where they are no clear cut right/wrong situations.

The Truth About You has different plot lines running parallel, but Susan Lewis has kind of tied them together in a beautiful way. There are issues related to marriage,divorce, infidelity, children, mother-daughter relationship, father-daughter relationship etc. Yes, if you start looking at it, it is too much to handle, but I liked the way the author has blended it together as the story of one single family. And this precisely gives it a realistic touch.

I should confess that there are quite a bit of exaggerations on certain plot points which looks quite illogical, but then these are the points that stretches the story and make it conclude the way it has been done in this book. I do not want to list out some of them and spoil the fun for you all.

Overall a well written story dealing with a lot of family complications. Not exactly a light read but definitely a quick one.

Other books by Susan Lewis:

Rating: 3.5/5

Source: Random House (Ballantine)
Release:  Nov 2013

Note: I received a digital galley of this book from the publisher through netgalley in return for my honest review.

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