Susan Lewis Books in Order

The Susan Lewis books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Susan Lewis books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Andee Lawrence Books

Behind Closed Doors

Lewis, Susan 2014

For readers of Jodi Picoult, Heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a spellbinding tale of a girl gone missing—and the detective who will risk everything to find her.   Detective Sergeant Andrea Lawrence is reluctant to take this emotionally charged case, but she can’t help herself.

In a small British seaside community, a fourteen-year-old girl has vanished. Sophie Monroe hasn’t been seen since she fought—loudly, miserably—with her stepmother and father more than a week ago. But her frantic parents seem to be the only people concerned about Sophie’s disappearance.

Everyone else just assumes that an angry teenager is acting out by hiding for a while.   Did someone help Sophie run away, or abduct her? Either way, Detective Andee is certain something bad has happened. As Andee investigates, two men jump to the top of the list of suspects—but neither of them can be located.

And the deeper Andee delves into Sophie’s life, the more she struggles to keep her own darkest fears at bay—because Andee knows all too well what happens when young girls are lost and never found.   Praise for Susan Lewis   “Spellbinding . . .

The atmosphere grows more intense with the turn of each page.”—The Free Lance-Star, on No Child of Mine   “Unputdownable . . . a compelling blend of family dynamics, courtroom drama, and a love story.”—Booklist, on Don’t Let Me GoLook for special features inside.

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The Girl Who Came Back

Lewis, Susan 2016

For readers of Diane Chamberlain and Heather Gudenkauf comes a gripping novel of suspense about a mother determined to avenge her daughter’s murder—no matter the cost to her husband, to her family, and to herself.   When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years.

  Amelia Quentin is being released from prison.   Jules’s life now is very different from the one she knew before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back, Jules must decide what to do. Friends and family gather around, fearing for Jules’s safety.

They know that justice was never served; each of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay.   The question is: What will Jules do?   And which of them—she or Amelia—has the most to fear?  Praise for The Girl Who Came Back“This is an emotionally charged story of justice, revenge and finding peace after a tragedy.

”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Praise for Susan Lewis   “Powerful.”—Fresh Fiction, on No Place to Hide   “A real page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Too Close to Home   “Emotionally charged.”—RT Book Reviews, on Behind Closed Doors

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The Moment She Left

Lewis, Susan 2017

Kesterly-on-Sea is full of secrets. Some are darker than others; many are shameful. One is even deadly.Andee is an ex-detective whose marriage is breaking up. So when a young female student disappears without trace, she throws herself into the search.

Meanwhile, the town’s beloved Rowzee Cayne has just discovered that she is terminally ill, and doesn’t want to burden her family and friends with the news.Andee and Rowzee don't know it yet, but their journeys are going to help them uncover a secret.

One that is going to affect them more than they could ever imagine.The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, No Child of Mine and Don't Let Me Go.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Lewis, Susan 2018

The surprising new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Moment She Left . Andee Lawrence is in heaven. Well, the South of France to be exact. Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage, for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life.

Pottering around a small picturesque town on an early summer's day, she is at peace. But her world is about to be shattered. Remember me? Two words spoken by a woman from the back of a car that say so much yet reveal so little. As the car drives away Andee is left reeling, overwhelmed by shock, confusion, self-doubt and mounting trepidation.

Almost thirty years ago, fourteen year old Penny had disappeared from her family's life, never to be heard from again. It is the missing child case that has haunted Andee her whole life; And now Penny - Andee's sister - is back. The question is: why?

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Believe In Me

Lewis, Susan 2018

Leanne and her teenage daughter Abby have recently been forced to move from London back to Kesterley-on-Sea, to Ash Morley Farm where Leanne grew up. Leanne's husband Jack, Abby's father, killed himself over a year ago, and the pair are still reeling from the shock waves caused by the tragedy.

Also living at Ash Morley farm is Leanne's mother Wilkie, who is a rock for everyone, and family friend Klaudia and her two children. Klaudia has to face the backlash of xenophobic feeling post the Brexit vote, and is on tenterhooks to hear whether she and her children will be sent home to Poland.

Hoping to move forward and mend the wounds her family has suffered, Leanne decides to foster a child. And when she's told that Daniel's father is in prison for murder, she hardly bats an eyelid. But as Daniel becomes integrated into the family, Leanne starts asking herself questions about his father's conviction.

Is he really guilty? With the help of friend and ex detective Andee Lawrence, Leanne sets out to right the wrongs of the past.

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Publication Order of No Child of Mine Books

No Child of Mine

Lewis, Susan 2012

From internationally bestselling British author Susan Lewis comes an unflinching, thoroughly suspenseful novel—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult—about the darkest secrets a family can hide.   Alex Lake’s life is centered on helping people. Her job as a social worker in a British seaside town is more than a career: It’s the very essence of who she is.

And though there are frustrations, Alex takes to heart the rewards of placing a child in a safe and loving home. But when she encounters three-year-old Ottilie Wade, Alex is completely unprepared for the effect the sweet, shy little girl has on her. Though on the surface Ottilie seems to want for nothing—she’s perfectly healthy and lives in a very nice home—she’s mysteriously silent and asocial.

Alex knows that something is not right in the Wade house. And the deeper she looks into the case, the more Alex comes to feel that she and Ottilie are being drawn together by fate.   As disturbing evidence mounts and Alex’s superiors seem unwilling to help, Alex knows she will have to risk everything—her job and the life she loves—to save Ottilie.

But Alex will also have to wrestle the demons of her own past before she can secure a future for this child in need.Praise for No Child of Mine   “Spellbinding . . . The atmosphere grows more intense with the turn of each page, right up to the dramatic climax.

”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star   “Susan Lewis’s storyline is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. . . . Susan writes with sensitivity, compassion and hope.”—Fresh FictionLook for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

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Don't Let Me Go

Lewis, Susan 2013

In this follow-up to the riveting international bestseller No Child of Mine, author Susan Lewis delivers an emotionally complex novel—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult—of reinvention, reconnection, and the deepest love that can bind two people together.

Charlotte Nicholls can hardly believe it, but it seems she’s landed in paradise. Living in a cottage in a shady cove on the beautiful Bay of Islands, surrounded by the splendor of New Zealand, Charlotte revels in her new life. She and her nearly four-year-old daughter, Chloe, have started over, with the help of Charlotte’s birth mother, Anna, who has recently reentered Charlotte’s life after a twenty-six-year absence.

Little Chloe is thriving in her new home, and despite lingering effects from a terrible trauma Chloe has suffered, Charlotte is hopeful that love will pull her through. And though their relationship is tentative, Charlotte and Anna are slowly rebuilding their trust after nearly a lifetime apart.

  But the horrors of the past—both recent and long buried—are never far from Charlotte’s mind. And then their idyll is suddenly shattered, as a series of events is set in motion that Charlotte can neither control nor comprehend. It will take all of Charlotte’s strength to keep her little family together, in the face of a world that will do everything it can to tear them apart.

Praise for Don’t Let Me Go  “An emotionally complex novel.”—USA Today“Unputdownable . . . a compelling blend of family dynamics, courtroom drama, and love story.”—Booklist“You know you’re in the hands of a master storyteller when you can’t bear the tension.

Susan Lewis drops you into a nightmare where the best interests of a child collide with the law designed to protect her. The endearing little girl at the center of this poignant and gripping tale, as well as the brave protagonist, will win your heart.

”—Diane Chamberlain, internationally bestselling author of The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes“A gripping tale that pulls you in from the first chapter to the end, Don’t Let Me Go is a read that will remind you just how precious children are.”—Romance Reviews TodayLook for special features inside.

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You Said Forever

Lewis, Susan 2017

Charlotte Goodman is living the dream. Surrounded by family, friends and a stunning vineyard overlooking the ocean, it would be difficult for anyone to believe that she has a troubled past. However, haunted by the theft of a young girl, Charlotte begins to realise the enormity of what she did all those years ago, and soon finds herself having to make the most harrowing decision any woman would ever have to face.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dance While You Can

Lewis, Susan 1983

It all started with a silly prank, a play, and a dance—a love so enduring, so indestructible that it would survive against all odds. Elizabeth Sorrill is the junior matron at Foxton's elite School for Boys. Blessed with the kind of beauty others only dream about, her attractions prove irresistible to Alexander Belmayne, the 17-year-old son of the Lord Chief Justice.

But their passionate affair is shortlived as bitter lies and scandal force them apart. Angry and frustrated at Oxford, Alexander thrives on his reputation as a heartbreaker, until Bohemian beauty Jessica Poynter draws him into a fast life of glittering excess and depravity in London's high society.

But when a chance meeting brings Alexander and Elizabeth together again, their passionate reunion leads to a breathtaking crime fired by an overwhelming obsession—a hatred so violent it knows no limits.

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Stolen Beginnings

Lewis, Susan 1990

Marian Deacon has always been overshadowed by her cousin Madeleine, a glamorous, selfish model who will stop at nothing to reach the top. But their lives suddenly change with the arrival of Paul O’Connell, a charismatic writer who draws them into the mysterious disappearance of Olivia Hastings and the glamour and danger of her life in Italy and New York.

Compelling and dramatic, this is a tale of what happens when girls become women, and when love gets in the way.

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Obsession

Lewis, Susan 1993

Corrie Browne is an ordinary girl with extraordinary ambitions. Determined to find the father she has never known, her search takes her from her quiet Suffolk village to a new life in London, a fast paced television career, and to three colleagues who come to dominate her new life.

All of them play a role in Corrie’s search for love and success. One of them intends Corrie’s ultimate destruction.

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Vengeance

Lewis, Susan 1994

Kirsten Meredith is successful, rich and breathtakingly beautiful. But she is also haunted by a past of loneliness and rejection — and most dangerous of all, burning vengeance — which threatens to ruin her life. Lawrence McAllister has broken her heart, yet he is the only man who can help her fight her worst enemy — Dyllis Fisher, a woman who has vowed to destroy Kirsten at all costs.

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Last Resort

Lewis, Susan 1996

When Penny Moon is banished from Fleet Street to resurrect an ex-pat magazine on the French Riviera, the worst news is yet to come. Her partner will be David Villers, the man she once tried—and humiliatingly failed—to seduce. But when she arrives at the Riviera, she is surprised to find that, instead of the usual headaches and frustrations of restarting a magazine, all that should be impossible is easy.

Then, quite unexpectedly, she meets Christian Mureau, a mysterious and elusive man who is wanted by the FBI, and her curiosity is instantly clouded by passion. Swept along by the glamour and intrigue of Mureau's life and increasingly affected by David's charm and humor, Penny finds her loyalties as mixed as her feelings.

Feelings which lead her deeper and deeper into a web of love and deceit towards the terrifying consequences of two men's crimes—and beyond.

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Wildfire

Lewis, Susan 1997

Everything in Rhiannon’s life is perfect. Her career is on the rise and Oliver, the love of her life, has asked her to marry him. But their married bliss evaporates when Oliver’s power-crazed boss decides that Rhiannon is an unsuitable wife. And when American billionaire Max Romanov, engaged to supermodel Galina Casimir, turns his charm on her, Rhiannon is swept off her feet.

As the web of passion becomes more and more tangled, Rhiannon is drawn ever closer to a climax of madness and terror that threatens to destroy a love that consumes like wildfire.

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Chasing Dreams

Lewis, Susan 1998

Small-town girl, Sandy Paull is thrilled when she lands a job with a leading theatrical agency, especially when she meets Michael McCann, her handsome new boss. Theatrical agent Ellen Shelby has Hollywood at her feet. When she meets her British rival, Michael, they are powerfully attracted.

But Michelle, the woman Michael loved and lost, still haunts him. When dramatic developments erupt in South America, Michael is drawn into a nightmare of untenable proportions as a notorious death squad begins closing in on those he loves.

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Taking Chances

Lewis, Susan 1999

When journalist Rachel Carmedi is kidnapped and murdered by a Colombian drug cartel, her lover and partner Tom Chambers, racked by guilt, vows to avenge her death.Ellen Shelby and Michael McCann want to turn Rachel’s story into their first Hollywood movie.

Chambers agrees to track down the killers. But his need for vengeance soon overrides their desires.In London, high-flyer Sandy Paul, helping to raise finance for the film, still harbours a fierce passion for Michael, and aims to remove Ellen from his life.

Love, lust, jealousy and ambition take the stage with high finance, power and mortal danger. Torn loyalties, male pride and female desires turn the movie into a terrifying trap of death threats and destruction . . .

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Cruel Venus

Lewis, Susan 2000
Allyson Jaymes has it all — celebrity, power and a glamorous marriage. Until her world is destroyed by the bitterest betrayal of all: her husband’s explosive affair with her ambitious and manipulative 19-year-old assistant. It’s a story of love at its very best, and absolute worst. Read More

Strange Allure

Lewis, Susan 2000

Carla Craig is passionately in love with Richard Mere – he has a hold over her she can’t resist. Even when her world is blown apart, Carla still can’t put the affair behind her. And Avril Hayden, Carla’s flamboyant and sensual friend, is becoming increasingly intrigued by this mysterious connection – a connection that won’t go away.

But as hidden truths are finally revealed, intrigue turns to fear, and risk to terrible danger…From a tiny village in Somerset, to the grandeur of London’s Belgravia and the exotic island of Zanzibar, Strange Allure is her best book yet.From the Paperback edition.

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Silent Truths

Lewis, Susan 2001

When journalist Laurie Forbes turns up on Beth Ashby's doorstep, minutes after Beth's husband, political high-flier Colin Ashby, has been arrested for murder, neither can even begin to guess the shocking repercussions that have just been triggered in both of their lives.

Beth attempts to escape from her shattered life by throwing herself into the kind of reckless high-living that seems destined for disaster, while Laurie finds herself being threatened, terrorized, and even taken prisoner for what she knows. As the dangerous truth draws closer, Laurie realizes that if she is to save Beth from those already preparing to destroy her, she must put her trust in hated rival journalist Elliot Russell and face up to a ghost from the past.

Silent Truths takes us on a compelling journey along the dark, decadent halls of power, to the glittering shores of seduction and intrigue, and finally to the terrifying truths behind the silence.

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Wicked Beauty

Lewis, Susan 2002
Forbidden love, raw passion, the ultimate exploitation of power -- Susan Lewis’ thrilling new bestseller proves there is a crime worse than murder.From the Hardcover edition. Read More

The Hornbeam Tree

Lewis, Susan 2004

Just as celebrated columnist Katie Kiernan thinks life is over, it suddenly arrives on her doorstep in the shape of her sister Michelle, and all the intrigue she brings with her. Friction, resentment and old jealousies make life in their house doubly challenging, as Katie struggles to cope with a rebellious teenager and Michelle longs for the man she has left behind.

After a devastating betrayal Laurie Forbes is trying to rebuild her relationship with Elliot Russell, when she is plunged into a whirlwind of passion that threatens to tear them apart completely.Top journalist, Tom Chambers, the man Michelle left behind, faces the greatest challenge of his career when highly classified documents fall into his hands.

Realizing how explosive the material is, Tom calls upon Elliot Russell to help with the investigation, and very quickly they are caught up in the deadly efforts to stop them going to print . . .

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The Mill House

Lewis, Susan 2005

A powerful tale of passion and betrayal and a woman’s determination to find out the truth about her past, whatever it costs — from the bestselling author of The Hornbeam Tree.JuliaThayne is a valued and loving wife, a successful mother and a beautiful woman.

But beneath it all lies a terrible secret that threatens to tear her perfect world apart: her beloved father walked out when she was sixteen and nevercontacted her again. Her mother refuses to speak of him, her sister seems to hate him, yet Julia can only remember the man who adored her, until something happened to drive him away.

Joshua is Julia’s husband — he is utterly devoted to his wife and children, but as the ghosts of Julia’s past begin to move into their marriage, he finds himself losing the struggle to keep them together.Then two telephone callschange everything.

Julia moves from London to a remote mill house in Cornwall, determined to discover the truth about her father and to find a way to save her fractured relationship with Josh. But it is here that she makes her own fatal mistake, and once more her marriage is rocked to its very foundation.

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A French Affair

Lewis, Susan 2006

Having survived every woman’s worst nightmare, Olivia Benning is now more than ready to start a new life. Everything is in place, nothing should go wrong, and it wouldn’t have, if her husband hadn’t walked in unexpectedly to find her kissing her old boyfriend.

But Olivia soon finds out she’s not the only one who has a secret. Certainly the mother-in-law from hell has one, so does her own mother. And as for her husband and daughter . . . Is nobody talking to anybody else in this family? The past is creeping up on the present, and it seems nothing can stop it.

Lilliane Devennes has never given up on her dream and will go to any lengths to fulfill it, but now she’s having to ask herself, is this a man to die or kill for?Meanwhile, Olivia is trying to rescue her daughter from a gang of teenage delinquents, while her husband is a law unto himself.

A French Affair travels the bumpy road of treachery, deception, lust, revenge, fear, heartbreak, forgiveness and the greatest trickster of all — love.

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Missing

Lewis, Susan 2007

It's an early autumn day like any other as Miles Avery drives his wife, Jacqueline, to the station. There's a smattering of rain in the air, the traffic is in its usual snarl, and the radio's churning out the latest news. Nothing remarkable crops up in conversation, nor do either of them appear anything other than their normal selves.

At the station, Miles draws up just past the taxi rank. Jacqueline gets out, takes an overnight bag from the back seat, then turns towards the platforms. This is the last anyone sees of her. Three weeks after her disappearance, Miles calls the police.

Enquiries are made, but there is no evidence of her boarding a train, or even entering the station. Very soon the finger of suspicion starts to turn towards Miles, and as dark secrets from the past start to merge with those of the present, the great love he has been trying to protect is not only revealed, but also thrown into terrible jeopardy.

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Out of the Shadows

Lewis, Susan 2008
The compelling new novel from Susan Lewis, set in London and the Peak District, tells the story of a vulnerable teenager whose troubled relationship with her mother is tested further when a man her mother thought she could trust betrays them both in the worst possible way.From the Hardcover edition. Read More

Lost Innocence

Lewis, Susan 2009

When Alicia Carlyle returns to the home of her childhood after the tragic death of her husband, she is hoping to put the past behind her. But first she must come face to face with the woman who nearly destroyed her marriage and tore her family in two—her sister-in-law, Sabrina.

Their enmity runs deep, but Alicia is determined to make a fresh start for herself and her two children, Nathan and Darcie, and to heal her fractured relationship with her beloved brother. However, just when it looks as if they might have a chance at a brighter future, Sabrina's fifteen-year-old daughter, Annabelle, accuses seventeen-year-old Nathan of a crime he insists he didn't commit.

And once more the two families are locked in a battle that is fraught with mistrust, betrayal, and lies—a battle that threatens to destroy them all.

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Forgotten

Lewis, Susan 2010

When Lisa Martin and David Kirby were forced to part, they never dreamed they might one day have a second chance. Many years later, they meet again and it is clear that, despite everything that's happened to them, they are still the big love of each others lives.

Now, being in a position to marry, they don't waste any time.

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The Choice

Lewis, Susan 2010

There are some choices no parent should ever have to make Nikki Grant has her whole life ahead of her when she discovers she is pregnant. But she welcomes the news with joy—the baby will be a wonderful addition to the happy household she shares with the love of her life, Spencer James, and three close friends.

Nikki's parents have a very different view of what the baby is going to mean to their daughter's future. Deeply disapproving of Spencer and the friends Nikki has chosen, their frustrations reach breaking point when Nikki refuses to be controlled by them any more.

A rift opens up between them that breaks their hearts, but they are all too proud to back down. Baby Zac arrives, and with Spencer's career taking off they are ready to make a big move to London. But sudden events rush them down a very different road, and nothing could have prepared them for where they find themselves—a frightening and alien place with Zac at the center and Nikki desperately trying to hold onto her baby, her life, and her dreams.

As they become more embroiled in a world they cannot escape, the love between Nikki and her son is put to the kind of test no parent should ever have to face.

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Intimate Strangers

Lewis, Susan 2010

Investigative journalist, Laurie Forbes takes on the highly dangerous world of human trafficking and forced prostitution in the East End of London, while her own personal life faces challenges almost impossible to overcome. Fellow journalist Sherry MacElroy steps in to help, but the investigation soon turns into a terrifying and life-threatening ordeal for them all.

. .Told from the point of view of the journalists, the helpless women in captivity and a merciless gang boss, Intimate Strangers is a gripping tale of love and the terrible things it can do. . .From the Paperback edition.

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Stolen

Lewis, Susan 2011

Life can change forever in an instantLucy Winters' parents have always been there for her. Loving, gentle, and kind, they have given her everything she could have wished for. Now, estranged from her husband, Lucy has moved to the country to take over their thriving auction business.

From the moment she begins to prepare for her first sale she knows she's made the right decision, and she dares to hope that at last she is living the life she has always dreamed of. But then, quite suddenly, her world is thrown into turmoil as she discovers a shocking truth that forces her to question everything she has ever known.

It becomes frighteningly possible that the very people who should have protected her are the ones who have betrayed her in the most devastating of ways. Can she ever forgive them? Can they ever forgive themselves?

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No Turning Back

Lewis, Susan 2011

When her perfect world shatters, can Eva pick up the pieces?Sixteen years ago Eva Montgomery had everything going for her, but her life changed forever when she fell in love with the wrong man. Shortly afterwards she was viciously attacked by a stalker, left disfigured, and forced to give up what was most precious to her for the chance of a new life for them both.

Now, Eva has managed to rebuild her life in a way that seemed impossible after the attack. Her home in Dorset, high on the cliffs overlooking the sea, is as elegant as Eva herself, but bears none of the scars. The love she shares with her husband, Don, has become the very mainstay of her existence.

Her beloved sister lives nearby. To an outsider, Eva's world seems perfect, however, behind the facade there is more tragedy and deceit than even she is aware of. When the past starts to invade the present, Eva wonders if she'll ever be able to break free from a past that nearly destroyed her—and is threatening to do so again.

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Losing You

Lewis, Susan 2012
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The Truth About You

Lewis, Susan 2013

For readers of Jodi Picoult, Heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a novel of secrets and suspense that challenges the ties that bind—while reigniting the hope of enduring love.Lainey Hollingsworth is the anchor in her home. In addition to managing her husband’s writing career, she oversees the daily operations of a chaotic family: a rebellious teenage daughter, a stepson who blames her for ruining his life, and an adoptive father afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

Lainey always had a volatile relationship with her mother, who never revealed the truth about Lainey’s biological father, or the reason she fled Italy for England when Lainey was an infant.As Lainey plans a trip to her mother’s homeland in search of answers, the familiar rhythm of life implodes when she receives a cryptic text message: Ask your husband about Julia.

Suddenly caught between the ghosts of her past and a frighteningly unpredictable future, Lainey must face choices no woman would ever want to make.

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Never Say Goodbye

Lewis, Susan 2014

For readers of Jodi Picoult, Heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a deeply moving novel of  finding friendship and love in the most unexpected of places.   Josie Clark, a loving wife and mother, struggles to make ends meet by cleaning homes and working at a diner while her husband drives a taxi.

Josie’s joy is her two children, just entering adulthood. But with her son recently imprisoned for a crime she is certain he didn’t commit, and her daughter marrying too young, Josie now worries about the future—and wonders if she’ll ever be able to ensure their safety and happiness.

  Across town, in a gorgeous house by the sea, successful property developer Bel Monkton lives in comparative luxury. But she has struggles of her own. Since the death of her twin sister more than a year ago, Bel has been unable to rebuild her shattered world, and the troubled past she thought was behind her haunts her ever more.

  Faced with uncertainty and heartbreak, Josie and Bel find each other and a surprising friendship that will change their lives.Praise for Susan Lewis   “A master storyteller.”—Diana Chamberlain   Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

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Too Close to Home

Lewis, Susan 2015

For readers of Jodi Picoult, Heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a riveting and timely novel that delves into a modern family’s harrowing encounter with the complex world of cyberbullying.  Jenna Moore finally feels that she and her family are exactly where they should be.

Leaving busy London behind, they’ve moved to the beautiful, serene Welsh coast. There Jenna, her husband, Jack, and the couple’s four children have found a little slice of heaven. In the house of their dreams, Jenna and Jack are ramping up for the launch of their new publishing business, and the kids are happier than they’ve ever been, wandering the wild, grassy moors that meet white sand beaches and wide ocean.

  But a fissure cracks open. The once open and honest Jack suddenly seems to be keeping secrets, spinning intricate lies. And fifteen-year-old Paige has become withdrawn, isolating herself from her family and her new friends. Frightened of the darkness enveloping her family, Jenna struggles to hold her loved ones together.

But a cruel disturbance has insinuated itself into her home, threatening to take away everything she holds dear.   Praise for Susan Lewis   “This emotionally charged story keeps you at the edge of your seat.”—RT Book Reviews, on Behind Closed Doors   “Spellbinding .

. . The atmosphere grows more intense with the turn of each page.”—The Free Lance–Star, on No Child of Mine

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No Place to Hide

Lewis, Susan 2015

Perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Heather Gudenkauf, No Place to Hide is an intimate and deeply moving story of one woman’s desperate attempt to escape a troubled past—and the haunting mystery she’s forced to confront.  Fleeing her native England with her three-year-old daughter, Justine Cantrell gives herself a new name and a new life in America.

In a quiet midwestern town on the shores of glittering Lake Maxinkuckee, Justine hopes to recapture the fleeting days of happiness in the long-ago summers she spent with her grandmother. And though her memories of that time are scant, Justine knows they must have shared a special bond.

After all, the power of her grandmother’s love has pulled her back to this haven in search of a new beginning.   But fate has other plans. The more Justine gets to know the small town and its people, the more she realizes that her grandmother had her own devastating secrets—secrets that will soon threaten Justine just as surely as her own dark memories.

  Praise for Susan Lewis  “A master storyteller.”—Diane Chamberlain “This emotionally charged story keeps you at the edge of your seat.”—RT Book Reviews, on Behind Closed Doors   “[A] moving and piquantly beautiful novel of friendship, family and the power of love.

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The Secret Keeper

Lewis, Susan 2018

It's only been a few months since Olivia got the all clear, and she's just begun piecing her life back together. But in the year that she spent fighting cancer, a lot has changed, not least in her own marriage to Richmond. Something has happened to the sleepy town of Kesterley on Sea, something big, and it's making everyone uneasy.

Suddenly, the place that Olivia has always called home is her treating her like a stranger and old friends won't look her in the eye. So when ghosts from the past come back to Kesterley, it can’t be a coincidence. But when everyone is keeping secrets, how can she know who to trust?

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One Minute Later

Lewis, Susan 2019

International bestselling author Susan Lewis’ riveting, unforgettable novel of a woman whose life changes in an instant and the handsome young man with whom she shares a secret history—perfect for readers of Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult and Susan Wiggs.

How well do you know the people you love? For one young woman returning to the past, the answer could be heart-shattering...Vivi Shager is living her dream. Raised with drive and ambition by a resolutely single mother, Vivi has a thriving law career, a gorgeous apartment in London, and a full calendar that keeps her busy at work and at play.

Then on the day of her twenty-seventh birthday, an undiagnosed heart condition sends Vivi’s prospects for the future into a tailspin. After escaping her roots nearly a decade ago, she’s forced to return to her childhood home to be cared for by her devoted and enigmatic mother.

Vivi has always known the woman is hiding something and now she’s determined to find out what it is. Though her condition makes her fragile and vulnerable and she’s afraid of what may happen, her spirit remains strong. Then comes an unexpected ray of light.

Josh Raynor, a local veterinarian who his sisters claim is too handsome for his own good, brings a forbidden love to Vivi’s world. Josh and Vivi are soon inseparable, unaware of the past their families share. All Vivi knows is that Josh is wrestling with a demon of his own…Then quite suddenly the awful truth is staring Vivi in the face and it changes everything.

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Home Truths

Lewis, Susan 2019

How far would you go to keep your family safe?Angie Watts had the perfect ordinary family. A new home. A beloved husband. Three adored children. But Angie’s happy life is shattered when her son Liam falls in with the wrong crowd. And when her son’s bad choices lead to the murder of her husband, it’s up to Angie to hold what’s left of her family together.

 Her son is missing. Her daughter is looking for help in dangerous places. And Angie is fighting just to keep a roof over their heads. But Angie is a mother. And a mother does anything to protect her children – even when the world is falling apart…Pre-order the new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Susan Lewis.

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Forgive Me

Lewis, Susan 2021

From the internationally bestselling author of over 40 novels comes a gripping story of love, family, and the price of forgiveness, for readers of Diane Chamberlain and Lisa Scottoline.In prison, Archie Colbrook spends his time writing letters. Letters addressed to a person against whom he committed terrible, nameless harm.

Archie knows he doesn’t deserve forgiveness. Yes, he didn’t mean to hurt anyone, and sure, he was only following orders. But does that matter? He still did it.In a small coastal town of Northern England, Claudia Winters hopes to feel safe for the first time in years after fleeing from her abusive husband with her mother and daughter.

Their new life is supposed to be a fresh start. But Claudia knows the past won’t stay hidden for long—and she can’t help but feel that someone is watching her. And that something terrible is about to happen.Linked by one irrevocable act of violence, Archie and Claudia’s lives intertwine.

Claudia can’t overlook what Archie did to her family—but is forgiveness the only way to truly move on?Tense, emotional, and gripping, Susan Lewis’s latest novel is a spellbinding story of family and the power of forgiveness.

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Just One More Day

Lewis, Susan 2005

While Susan, a feisty seven-year-old, is busy being brave, her mother, Eddress, is struggling for courage. Though bound by an indestructible love, their journey through a world that is darkening with tragedy is fraught with misunderstandings.As a mother's greatest fear becomes reality, Eddress tries to deny the truth.

And, faced with a wall of adult secrets, Susan creates a world that will never allow her mother to leave.Set in a world where a fridge is a luxury, cars have starting handles, and where bingo and coupons bring in the little extras, Just One More Day is a deeply moving true-life account of how the spectre of death moved into Susan's family,and how hard they all tried to pretend it wasn't there.

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One Day at a Time

Lewis, Susan 2011

In 1960s Bristol, Susan’s family was like any other with its joys and frustrations, making ends meet and fierce, working class loyalties. Then tragedy struck and left a legacy that was to last a lifetime. Susan was only nine when her mother was cruelly taken by Death.

No one spoke of it, no one dared. And Susan—bright, inquisitive and with an answer for everything—was left frightened, baffled, and ready to fight back. A year later she was sent away to school. She didn’t want to go and didn’t understand why she had to.

Why couldn’t she stay at home with her brother and father? Why was everything going wrong in her life? In her struggle to cope with an uncertain world—a world where nothing seemed to make sense any more—she ends up pushing away the one person she loves best, her father.

And as they try to find a way back to each other, they are forced to learn one of the hardest lessons of all—that no matter how angry they are with one another, and confused by life, no one can hurt them as much as they can each other, or love them as much either.

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