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 l...more
A page/kindle screen turner....
So much so I read it in a few hours
There is a feeling of delicious menace and ‘what is behind all the characters stories in all these sub plots’ all the way through and an uneasy ( yet exciting ) taut feeling that you are getting nearer and nearer to the truth
Whats great in this book is that you don’t actually get anywhere near the truth until the last few pages when everything makes sense, the wonderful 1 sentence that pieces the 300 or so previous pages together ...more
HOME TRUTHS is a telling tale of how couples change, how the blush of new romance grows deeper in many ways even as the ties that bind them can become restrictive. Eleanor and Alex are strangers to Christie and Paul, but each of them will keep secrets, tell lies, and display all of ...more
to trainers and asshole to arsehole. Amusing when the villain is exposed and says ‘It’s not what you think’ though we miss the ...more
When young American nanny Eleanor walks into Finsbury Park police station to report a stalker, she meets Alex. Alex Moffatt, the policeman on duty, was immediately smitten and decided that he would be the one to look after Eleanor. Christie has been badly hurt before by a previous boyfriend but needs convincing that Paul is different and can be trusted.
Beginning in the early nineties and spanning a period of over 20 years, Home Truths is a ...more
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 ...more
I DNF'ed at 56% when I found myself looking at the amount of time left to read multiple times and groaning. My level of affection for the characters dropped the more I read; I stopped before I started cheering for the demise of fictional characters to put them out of their collective misery.
The narrative is slow moving, painfully so at times, and feels cast in a stereotypically British gloomy, overcast drizzle at all times. Even indoors.
The characters lead their ...more
Home Truths opens with a young American woman, Eleanor, reporting a stalker to the police. The officer, Alex, who deals with her is immediately drawn to her and wants to look after her. We also follow a couple, Christie and Paul, who are really happy together but a visit to a psychic puts doubts in Christie’s mind and this comes to haunt her.
I did find the first cou ...more
The main characters — two seemingly unconnected couples — are flat, uninteresting and not even remotely relatable. I didn’t care for any of them or for the minutiae of their boring lives.
Then there’s no tension in the plot — hell, there’s no plot, just a me ...more
However, the 2nd long section is overlong and in my opinion, a little tedious and repetitive.
The final bit contains the reveals, but towards the end of the second section, you have worked out what it is going to be. Still a good ending though and this story has lots going for it and by no means a dud.
I chose to read this book based on the reviews I read which referred to the twist at the end, and I would say they are definitely spot on. I read along and read along and although I can't say the first part of the book was titillating, it was interesting enough to keep me reading. But then when the twist occurred, I was caught up in it. I actually had started suspecting just a short while before but not the full extent. Quite an ending! ...more
The chapters in the book alternate between Christie and Eleanor with their husbands stories woven in. It seems like two different books meshed into one, yet common sense dictates there must be an overlap or connection so I kept looking for clues to merge the stories . When it comes, it's unexpected and you start to question everything you read. Totally not what I expected! A book about human nature and how an unresolved past can warp each one of us so easily. A good holida ...more
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.
After the intriguing voice of the prologue, the book begins in the early 90s – as American nanny Eleanor meets eager polic ...more
Intertwining two complex stories is no mean feat and yet, the author does a great job of building a rapport between the reader and the main characters so that an emotiona ...more
This is a hard book to review. Even though it was kind of dull, it also held my interest. Not a lot happens but day to day routines, struggles between singles who then get married who then have children, and the typical struggles associated with dating, ...more
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.
Home Truths is set over a 25 year period and I enjoyed following the characters over such a long time. Seskis moves with the times really well and captures the changing cultures and conce ...more
Tina has written five novels. Her latest, HOPE CLOSE, was released on 24th March 2020 and is a novel about staying home, hope and redemption...
Tina grew up in Hampshire, before going off to study in the beautiful city of Bath and then moving to London, where she has ...more