The Truth About You – Susan Lewis

Posted: January 30, 2014 in general fiction, Review

the truth about you

Lainey takes care of public relations for her internationally famous writer husband while running the household and looking after their children and her stepson.  She also cares for her elderly father who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Lainey and her mother never got on; having fled her homeland of Italy she marries Lainey’s father and refuses to ever speak of the past.

As Lainey plans a family trip to Italy in search of answers about her mother’s past, she receives an anonymous text telling her to ask her husband about Julia.  Assuming the worst, she refuses to talk to her husband and storms off to Italy.  Her daughter has to be dragged into going as she has a secret romance going

The characters annoyed me; I thought Lainey was had a martyr complex and she should have just talked to her husband and found out the truth. Max needed a good slap and told to grow up and Teirney – what an idiot!  An older married man and an underage teen, of course it’s true love <rolls eyes>.  The 50 Shades of Grey obsession was icky, though I don’t like the book so that may be influencing me.  The plot was a bit obvious too, though the descriptions of the Italian countryside are very vivid and you feel as though you are there.

An enjoyable read if you like family dramas and don’t want to think too much.

Century 2013

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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