[Free Best] Home Truths Author Tina Seskis – Andy-palmer.co.uk
Review to follow but really enjoyed this Well What a story From the first chapter, I was drawn in and hooked Each chapter was short, easy to read and left me wanting to know what was coming next A really good read again from Tina Seskis Kept me gripped until the end Will definitely be recommending this. Drawn in from the very beginning, when knight in shining armour, Alex, first encountered Eleanor, who hadn t had much luck since moving to London from America.Nine times out of ten I can get a plot pretty much sewn up quite early on, and I enjoy playing detective while I m reading I also enjoy those plots that I just can t quite figure out This was very much one of them Tina Seskis completely threw me off course with this one From very early on I was convinced I knew who the villain was, and I had ideas as to how that person would do their damage, and to who they d do it to How wrong I was Despite wondering what certain characters were up to, having my suspicions, and knowing that things weren t quite what they seemed, I did not manage to figure out the twists I was shocked at the deception that I d totally missed.I enjoyed the fact that I was unable to put my finger on exactly what was going on, and therefore I was as much in the dark about the upcoming big reveals as the characters were.When it all became clear what was happening, I found myself wanting to go back to the start and read it again with the knowledge I now had The characters were interesting I liked them all and disliked them all at various stages of the book One minute I felt I knew them, and the next I was left wondering if they really were as innocent as I d previously believed That doubt that the author cast over them was fantastic at keeping the reader from figuring out the secrets that lay ahead, as they all, at times, seemed to be up to no good.A great, beautifully written, easy to read book, of which Tina Seskis seems to be able to produce so well.Don t go into this thinking you ll be able to work out how the story will play out, because I guarantee that you won t quite be able to see what s coming Tina Seskis does it again A 5 read that will have you engrossed from the start, with a fantastic twist that I did not see coming I literally had to pop my eyes back in their sockets near the end Well I sat turning the pages on this one, curious, like a nosy neighbour twitching their curtains Needing to know the ins and outs of the lives of these four characters The story ticks along nicely detailing the lives of two couples over many years I became addicted quickly to the characters and wanted to keep reading to know where it was all going I like to think I m a good detective and can guess the outcomes of most books, but having read Tina s book The Honeymoon I knew I d have to be pretty clever to work this one out I loved that it was easy to follow with nice short chapters The description throughout is fantastic allowing you to really get to know who you re reading about, well so you ll think Its full of secrets and lies but you won t be able to quite put your finger on it all until the final pages.I highly recommend Home Truths which will be released on December 1st Perfect timing for lighting the fire and settling down to read this by the Christmas Tree Thank you Tina Seskis, Net Galley Publishing for my ARC Book Description A strong marriage can cope with the unexpected But can it survive the unimaginable American nanny Eleanor was never meant to meet Alex But when she walks into his London police station to report a stalker, everything changes for them both He s convinced he can protect her from anything and anyone She hopes her darkest days are behind her.As they settle into their life together, two hundred miles away another young couple faces an uncertain future Christie knows Paul is a decent man, but she can t shake a clairvoyant s warning Never trust your husband When a work trip tests their bond, will she overcome her fears for the sake of her family Ten years later, both couples are still together, for better or worse But as doubts and resentments begin bubbling steadily to the surface, all four of them start to question the choices they ve made.At least the secrets they all brought into their marriages are still well hidden.For now. This is a story of two marriages that you know are going to have to connect at some point, and usually I am pretty good at guessing what the twist will be, but this one definitely took me by surprise American nanny Eleanor meets her future husband Alex, a police officer, when she goes to report a stalker Alex saves her and they fall in love and build a life together Christie s ex cheated on her so she has trust issues, but Paul is faithful and devoted, even through a rocky start to their marriage when Christie suffers postpartum depression The characters are realistic, mostly likeable, and 3 dimensional I give this 4 stars out of 5 because, while the story moves along at a decent pace, I knew something had to be coming and it seemed to take a very long time to get there I guess I am not very patient This isn t a goodreadit s a GREATREAD It s one of those books where your world will suddenly seem a little less interesting once you ve read the last page and realise with a tinge of sadness that you ve made it to the end.The characters are so deep and rich and complex with story lines to match, that you ll be kept guessing right to the very end I m going to read it again now that I know how everything unfolds, just like a great movie where you pick things up that you at first missed Tina s writing style draws you into each person s world, so descriptive and full of colour that you will see what they see, hear what they hear and feel what they feel Each chapter is dedicated to one of four main characters so you ll be transported in both time and place as you turn each page, and become part of their world.Warningit s such a page turner that you will likely read it within a week, so if you re taking it on holiday throw another of her books in your suitcase just to be safe I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was a complete page turner and perfect for my last week of summer holidays I really liked the way each chapter told the story of one of the four protagonists and also the fact the story spanned over a number of years.I love books set in London and as a north Londoner this totally hit the spot I loved the fact that I had been to some of the places that featured in the book There is also a great twist at the end I totally did not see it coming I knew there would be something but had guessed something different but I will not give anything away It made me smile when it was revealed to realise that the clues had been there all the time A Strong Marriage Can Cope With The Unexpected But Can It Survive The Unimaginable American Nanny Eleanor Was Never Meant To Meet Alex But When She Walks Into His London Police Station To Report A Stalker, Everything Changes For Them Both He S Convinced He Can Protect Her From Anything And Anyone She Hopes Her Darkest Days Are Behind HerAs They Settle Into Their Life Together, Two Hundred Miles Away Another Young Couple Faces An Uncertain Future Christie Knows Paul Is A Decent Man, But She Can T Shake A Clairvoyant S Warning Never Trust Your Husband When A Work Trip Tests Their Bond, Will She Overcome Her Fears For The Sake Of Her Family Ten Years Later, Both Couples Are Still Together, For Better Or Worse But As Doubts And Resentments Begin Bubbling Steadily To The Surface, All Four Of Them Start To Question The Choices They Ve MadeAt Least The Secrets They All Brought Into Their Marriages Are Still Well HiddenFor Now I was given a copy of this book from the author for an honest review, and my honest review is, wow, what a blinder of a book This book has page turner written all over it As you read, you get drawn into the lives of the two couples, Eleanor and Alex, and Christie and Paul, and experience their ups and downs over the course of the years Just when you think you may just have worked it all out, you find out you haven t, not quite Well written, with relatable characters, well some of them, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat right until the end I had to know the ending, but was sad to reach the end. Having read One Step Too Far, I knew that Tina Seskis could deliver a compelling and unforeseen twist, so I was on the lookout for it from page one.Home Truths drew me in from the beginning It is a story of two couples whose lives would surely cross paths at some point Surely The chapters are short and the story is well crafted, with convincing characters These facts kept me turning the pages until the early hours I couldn t see what the twist and when it came, it blindsided me.Tina has delivered another rollicking good read Highly recommended.