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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"You Don't Know Me" by Susan May Warren

You Don't Know Me Cover

A Deep Haven Novel

Sometimes the secrets we keep to protect ourselves can be our undoing.

To all who know her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses a sporting event, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.

No one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O’Reilly, a troubled young woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated through the Witness Security Program to the quaint harbor town of Deep Haven, Deidre received a new identity and a fresh start, which began when she fell in love with local real estate agent Nathan Decker.

Twenty years later, Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her. When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified against is out on parole and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the courage to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?

This is the first book I've read by Susan May Warren.  Our library doesn't carry her books, and I hadn't come across any until now - but I think I might need to go seek some more out.  The premise of this one was completely fascinating.  What would you do if you had to hide to save your life - but then your new life was threatened, too?

We hear about the Witness Protection Program, but I typically hear of single people being hidden - not entire families, and while this book was about a single person being the one who started over, she was not the only one affected by this decision, and I never thought about that before.  The idea that those people might have to pick up and move again and not be by themselves this time was both new and somewhat mind boggling.  As a parent, I kept wondering - how would this affect kids?  Would they have to hide their talents, change bits of their nature to remain hidden and safe?

After picking up this book and digging into the relationship between Annalise and husband Nathan, I couldn't put it down - I finished this book in a single session.

You will, too.  Really.

You'll have to.  You won't be able to put it down.

To read other reviews of You Don't Know Me, visit the blog hop page here - or you can purchase your copy here.

Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning novelist of over thirty novels. A five-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!.

Find out more about Susan May at

I received a free copy of You Don't Know Me from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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