The Truth About You

A powerful and emotionally engaging novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Don’t Let Me Go.


Lainey Hollingsworth has spent her whole life on the outside of a secret. Her mother would never discuss the reasons she abandoned Italy when Lainey was a new born, nor has she ever stayed in touch with the family she left behind.


Now Lainey’s mother is dead, taking the secret with her, and leaving Lainey free to find out about her roots.


Her husband, Tom, appears supportive, until he hits her with a bombshell that shatters the very foundations of their marriage. Another secret Lainey never knew anything about.


Shaken, but more determined than ever to find out who she really is, Lainey takes her children to Umbria in search of answers.


What she finds in the sleepy, sunbaked village of her birth turns her world inside out.

Reviews for “The Truth About You”

  • Anindita says:

    Enjoyed reading the book . Finished it in a day , couldn’t put it down . 🙂

  • Irene Harris says:

    I have read all your books more than once l think when was your last book out and what is it called .you spoil me for other authors thank you so much for some fantastic reading

  • Janice Bevans says:

    Just finished reading this book and I think it is one of the best. Really enjoyed it. My favourite so far, i am still working my way through the others. I have read 20 so far.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      THat’s amazing going, Janice. I’m so pleased you loved this book, it brings back many memories of Italy for me so think I might have to go again!!! Keep reading and hopefully enjoying. xx

  • Jill Smith says:

    I am so mixed up with this book, l couldnt remember the title and the date was 2014 so thought l had not read it, it was also in the list of her books l had. So l got it and l could remember every little part of it. Can anyone help me with this, has it come out twice ect

  • Sally Garland says:

    Another great read from Susan Lewis, full of unexpected twists and turns

  • Diane Heard says:

    Just finished The Truth About You and another fabulous read. Thank you Susan for giving me so much pleasure in reading all your books. I am eagerly awaiting your latest Never Say Goodbye

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Hello Diane, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the The Truth About You. Lovely to hear. Never Say Goodbye is already available, but only in hardback, so maybe you’d rather wait for the paperback. I hope you enjoy it when you get round to it.

  • Marion says:

    I have read most of your books,and there has,nt been one book that i,ve been dissapointed in.Both my daughter and i Love your books…cant wait to get the latest one..i see you coming to South Africa in June for the book fair..will be wonderful to meet you.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Hi Marion, so lovely to hear from and with such incredibly kind words. Yes, I shall be at the book fair in Cape Town and will very much look forward to meeting you. How lovely that you’re planning to come.

  • Kelly J says:

    I have just finished reading this book, like all your books I have read it was something that once I started I just couldn’t put it down.

    Can’t wait to move onto the next book, never say goodbye.


    • Susan Lewis says:

      Hi Kelly, thank you so much for your lovely review. You will see that I’ve removed a small part of it, this is because it would give away some of the end to other readers, but be assured your point has been taken. I really hope you enjoy Never Say Goodbye.


    wow…. awesome is but weak in comparison. what a wonderful,challenging and exciting read. thank you susan.I work at a medical clinic/ hospital and time is limited.the day rushes past without hesitation and when home, i sink into this book and altough exhausted, couldnt remove my eyes. thx u for the encouragement u gracious offer.
    debbie- cape town . south africa

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Thank you so much Debbie for such incredibly kinds words. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed the book so much. Maybe you will be interested to know that I am coming to Cape Town for the Book Fair in June. If you are free and would care to come it would be lovely to see you.

  • Karen says:

    Went through lots of emotions reading this book, which I love to happen and think a good book should do to you. I started reading it on the train from Bristol to Leeds, made the journey fly by thank you Susan for reminding me how much I love reading. xx

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Karen, this is such a lovely message to receive. Obviously you’re a true reader and get a lot from the books you choose. I feel very honoured that one of mine should be amongst them. So glad that endless journey flew by for you. If you choose to read any others, I really hope you find them every bit as engrossing.

  • Jean Sinclair says:

    Just finished reading TheTruth About You. What a fantastic story I could not put this book down. Thank you.

  • Claire says:

    I finished this book yesterday, it was amazing. It didn’t go in the direction that I thought but that both surprised and pleased me! Well don’e Susan! Please keep them coming 🙂

    • Susan Lewis says:

      That’s wonderful to hear, Claire. I’m so pleased you enjoyed it so much. The next one is Never Say Goodbye due out at the end of February. I hope that one is a winner for you too.

  • Ann Warren says:

    Another wonderful read from Susan Lewis. Enjoyable from start to finish…..tears in eyes….. all part of the journey. I didn’t want the journey to end!

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