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Too Close to Home by Susan Lewis
  

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August 2015 Book of the Month.

A page-turner of a family drama that twists and wrenches at your heart strings. The author sets in motion a series of harrowing events and allows the reader glimpses and flashes of knowledge and understanding long before the mum of the family, Jenna. The tension and suspense increases dramatically, there are times of frustration, of almost wanting to shout a warning as the ominous clouds gather threateningly. Susan Lewis successfully brings this family to life, you find yourself along side them, berating a decision made, wryly smiling at a teenagers comeback or clucking over them when the going gets really tough. The subject matter is on occasion difficult to read, however there is an empathy and compassion that protectively hovers over proceedings and offers a sanctuary. ‘Too Close To Home’ is touching, emotional and completely captivating, as the last page is turned, a sense of contemplation and reflection lies in wait. ~ Liz Robinson

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  • Sharon Butler - 'As an already huge fan of Susan Lewis, I wasn't surprised to find that I loved this book. The sensitive subject matter is very well tackled and at times brought me to tears. HIGHLY recommended.'
  • Judith Waring - 'I read the synopsis on the back before I got stuck in and thought I had the answer worked out already...silly me!! I devoured this book within four days of receiving it.'
  • Ann Quintilla - 'A page-turning story about bullying, deceit and fractured relationships.'
  • Marie Fitzgerald - 'I defy anyone to read this book slowly or without crying. What a privilege to read such an emotive story.'
  • Sarah Harper - 'The story of a perfect family torn apart. Slow at first, it gains momentum towards a shocking conclusion.'
  • Ceri Forster - 'Well constructed, realistic and easy to get lost in.Fans of Nora Roberts and Jodi Picoult will not be disappointed.'
  • Jane Ashbrook - 'Always readable but a little disappointing.'
  • Liz stein - 'A gripping but sad read, with believable characters in real life situations, which was hard to put down.'
  • Amanda Gray - 'Relatable, engaging and addictive, Lewis created something special in this novel that not only helped me understand teens as a parent but also understand more about the characters inside.'
  • Jacqueline Harper - 'This is no light-weight summer read. Brilliantly written, Susan Lewis highlights the dangers our teenagers can face inside their own rooms & how easy it can be to miss the signs.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'A family broken largely by the single, significant act of a Father, Husband, Business Partner, Father-in-Law and Friend – superbly engaging relationship plot.'
  • Lisa Hall - 'This was an excellent read, and one that tugged at my heartstrings completely.'
  • Pam Kennedy - 'I do not normally like this sort of book - one partner leaves home and, after trials and tribulations, the other partner finds someone else or the partner returns. I did however enjoy this book.'
  • Cathy Burman - 'A real page turner, a compelling, tear jerking, spellbinding storyline, which will have your emotions jumping all over the place. I loved this book.'
  • Rebecca Whymark - 'Storytelling at its best. Well done Susan on another excellent novel. Great for holiday reading! Can't wait for her next one!'
  • Beth Winsor - 'Good ideas, poor execution.'

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Synopsis

Too Close to Home by Susan Lewis

Sometimes the truth lies closer than you think. This is the compelling and heart-rending new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors. Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Paige the future is full of promise. But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn. The closeness she once shared with her mother a distant memory. It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets too. Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband's fidelity and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn't realise the extent of her eldest daughter's unhappiness until the unthinkable happens. And the nightmare is only just beginning...


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About the Author

Susan Lewis

Susan Lewis was born in Bristol. She worked in television for HTV West in Bristol and it was here that she wrote her first three novels. She is now the bestselling author of over thirty novels. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood. She lives and writes in Gloucestershire.

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Publication date

30th July 2015

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Susan Lewis

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780099586487

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