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Susan Lewis - Author

About the Author

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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Featured books by Susan Lewis

The Moment She Left

The Moment She Left

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2016

Kesterly-on-Sea is full of secrets. Some are darker than others; many are shameful. One is even deadly...

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

This is a powerful novel about secrets and mistakes and how life can change course in less than a heartbeat. From the Top Ten bestselling author of Never Say Goodbye. When fourteen-year-old Sophie Monroe suddenly vanishes one night it looks at first as though she's run away from home. Her computer and mobile phone have gone, and she's taken a bag full of clothes. As the police investigation unfolds a wealth of secrets from the surrounding community start coming to light. And it seems everyone has something to hide. For Detective Sergeant Andrea Lawrence, the case is a painful reminder of the tragedy that tore her family apart over twenty years ago. She is convinced there is more to Sophie's disappearance than teenage rebellion. But is the past clouding her judgment, preventing her from seeing a truth that neither she, nor Sophie's family, would ever want to face?

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

The powerful new novel about how life can change course in a heartbeat. From the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Never Say Goodbye. When fourteen-year-old Sophie Monroe suddenly vanishes one night it looks at first as though she's run away from home. Her computer and mobile phone have gone, and she's taken a bag full of clothes. As the police investigation unfolds a wealth of secrets from the surrounding community start coming to light. And it seems everyone has something to hide. For Detective Sergeant Andrea Lawrence, the case is a painful reminder of the tragedy that tore her family apart over twenty years ago. She is convinced there is more to Sophie's disappearance than teenage rebellion. Sometimes the truth is closer than you think.

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Never Say Goodbye

Never Say Goodbye

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

This is a compelling and deeply moving novel of friendship, family and the power of love, from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of No Child of Mine and Don't Let Me Go. How would you cope with the threat of losing someone you love? Josie Clark is a loving wife and mother. She and her husband Jeff don't have much and it's often difficult to make ends meet. But Josie will do anything to protect her family and keep them safe. Bel Monkton is a successful property developer, living in a beautiful house by the sea. She seems to have everything going for her, but she's lonely. And she's let the shadows from her past cloud her future. Josie's life couldn't be more different to Bel's. But three years ago, tragedy tore Bel's life in two. Now it's happening to Josie. And faced with uncertainty and heartbreak, they come to treasure their growing friendship.

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Never Say Goodbye

Never Say Goodbye

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

This is a compelling and deeply moving novel of friendship, family and the power of love, from the Sunday Times top ten bestseller. How would you cope with the threat of losing someone you love? Josie Clark is a loving wife and mother. She and her husband Jeff don't have much and it's often difficult to make ends meet. But Josie will do anything to protect her family and keep them safe. Bel Monkton is a successful property developer, living in a beautiful house by the sea. She seems to have everything going for her, but she's lonely. And she's let the shadows from her past cloud her future. Josie's life couldn't be more different to Bel's. But three years ago, tragedy tore Bel's life in two. Now it's happening to Josie. And faced with uncertainty and heartbreak, they come to treasure their growing friendship.

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Truth About You

Truth About You

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

This is 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.

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Truth About You

Truth About You

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

This is the powerful new 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.

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Don't Let Me Go

Don't Let Me Go

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Charlotte Nicholls has a secret that haunts her. She and three-year-old Chloe have left their home and friends, and are now building a new life for themselves elsewhere. All Charlotte wants to do is to forget the past, to blot out what went before, and to look only to the future. At last she and Chloe feel safe. Then, suddenly, their nightmare returns, and Charlotte finds she has no power to prevent what comes next...

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Don't Let Me Go

Don't Let Me Go

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Charlotte Nicholls has a secret that haunts her. She and three-year-old Chloe have left their home and friends, and are now building a new life for themselves elsewhere. All Charlotte wants to do is to forget the past, to blot out what went before, and to look only to the future. At last she and Chloe feel safe. Then, suddenly, their nightmare returns, and Charlotte finds she has no power to prevent what comes next ...

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No Child of Mine

No Child of Mine

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

What if you knew a child was in danger - and no one believed you? Alex Lake's day job is all about helping people, especially children. She cares about them passionately and does everything in her power to rescue them from those who mean them harm. When the case of three-year-old Ottilie Wade comes to her attention, Alex feels an overpowering need to make a real difference in the little girl's life, but no one is prepared to believe that Ottilie is in danger. In the end, Alex makes a decision that has consequences that no one, least of all Alex, could have foreseen.

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Other books by Susan Lewis

A French Affair

A French Affair

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Some secrets are too devastating to be told... When Natalie Moore is killed in a freak accident in France her mother - the very poised and elegant Jessica - knows instinctively there is more to it.However, Natalie's father - the glamorous, high-flying Charlie - is so paralysed by the horror of losing his daughter, that he refuses even to discuss his wife's suspicions. In the end, when their marriage is rocked by yet another terrible shock, Jessica decides to go back to France alone in search of some answers.When she gets to the idyllic vineyard in the heart of Burgundy she soon finds a great deal more than she was expecting in a love that is totally forbidden and a truth that will almost certainly devastate her life. Set during one long hot summer in a sleepy world of wine, food and romance, A French Affair is a deeply sensual and passionate story of love, resistance, loyalty and betrayal.

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2019

Investigative journalist, Laurie Forbes, is planning her wedding to Elliot Russell, when she receives a tip-off that a group of illegally smuggled women is being held somewhere in the East End of London. During her search unexpected and devastating events begin throwing her own life into chaos, so fellow journalist, Sherry MacElvoy steps in to help. Taking on undercover roles to get to the heart of the ruthless gang of human-traffickers, neither reporter can even begin to imagine what dangers they are about to face. Neela is one of the helpless Indian girls being held in captivity. Her fear is not only for herself, but her six-year-old niece, Shaila. A disfiguring birthmark has so far saved Neela from the abuse, but she knows it is only a matter of time before she is sent for - and worse, before Shaila is taken. Her desperate bids to seek outside help are constantly thwarted, until finally she, and the women with her, agree there is only one way out ...

Home Truths

Home Truths

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

How far would you go to keep your family safe? The gripping new page-turner from the Sunday Times bestselling author of One Minute Later Angie Watts used to have everything. 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 after 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... If home is where the heart is, what happens when it breaks?

Home Truths

Home Truths

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2019

How far would you go to keep your family safe? The gripping new page-turner from the Sunday Times bestselling author of One Minute Later Angie Watts used to have everything. 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 after 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... If home is where the heart is, what happens when it breaks?

The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2019

You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon. She moved on, building a life with her husband Richmond and their two children in the picturesque town Kesterley-on-Sea. But when Sean unexpectedly appears on Olivia's doorstep, her world is turned upside down once more. As old feelings resurface, and new truths come to light, Olivia finds herself questioning everything. Is her husband really the person she thought he was? The past and present collide, and Olivia must uncover the truth before it's too late. But if everyone is keeping secrets, how will she know who to trust?

One Minute Later

One Minute Later

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2019

`Susan Lewis has a gift for telling warm family stories that also take you by surprise. One Minute Later will make you savour every second' Jane Corry `Book of the month: An emotional and suspenseful page turner' Bella You think your life is perfect. You think your secrets are safe. You think it'll always be this way. But your life can change in a heartbeat. With a high-flying job, a beautiful apartment and friends whose lives are as happy as her own, Vivienne Shager is living the dream. Then, on the afternoon of Vivi's twenty-seventh birthday, one catastrophic minute changes everything. Forced to move back to the small seaside town where she grew up, Vivi remembers the reasons she left. The secrets, lies and questions that now must be answered before it's too late. But the answers lie in thirty years in the past... Shelley Raynor's family home, Deerwood Farm, has always been a special place until darkness strikes at its heart. When Vivi's and Shelley's worlds begin to entwine, it only takes a moment for the truth to unravel all of their lives. Brilliantly emotional, suspenseful and page-turning, One Minute Later is the stunning new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author, Susan Lewis. Susan Lewis - behind every secret lies a story.

One Minute Later

One Minute Later

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2019

`Susan Lewis has a gift for telling warm family stories that also take you by surprise. One Minute Later will make you savour every second' Jane Corry `Book of the month: An emotional and suspenseful page turner' Bella You think your life is perfect. You think your secrets are safe. You think it'll always be this way. But your life can change in a heartbeat. With a high-flying job, a beautiful apartment and friends whose lives are as happy as her own, Vivienne Shager is living the dream. Then, on the afternoon of Vivi's twenty-seventh birthday, one catastrophic minute changes everything. Forced to move back to the small seaside town where she grew up, Vivi remembers the reasons she left. The secrets, lies and questions that now must be answered before it's too late. But the answers lie in thirty years in the past... Shelley Raynor's family home, Deerwood Farm, has always been a special place until darkness strikes at its heart. When Vivi's and Shelley's worlds begin to entwine, it only takes a moment for the truth to unravel all of their lives. Brilliantly emotional, suspenseful and page-turning, One Minute Later is the stunning new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author, Susan Lewis. Susan Lewis - behind every secret lies a story.

Secret Keeper

Secret Keeper

Author: Susan Lewis Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Secret Keeper by Susan Lewis, read by Candida Gubbins.You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon.She moved on, building a life with her husband Richmond and their two children in the picturesque town Kesterley-on-Sea.But when Sean unexpectedly appears on Olivia's doorstep, her world is turned upside down once more.As old feelings resurface, and new truths come to light, Olivia finds herself questioning everything.Is her husband really the person she thought he was?The past and present collide, and Olivia must uncover the truth before it's too late.But if everyone is keeping secrets, how will she know who to trust?

The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon. She moved on, building a life with her husband Richmond and their two children in the picturesque town Kesterley-on-Sea. But when Sean unexpectedly appears on Olivia's doorstep, her world is turned upside down once more. As old feelings resurface, and new truths come to light, Olivia finds herself questioning everything. Is her husband really the person she thought he was? The past and present collide, and Olivia must uncover the truth before it's too late. But if everyone is keeping secrets, how will she know who to trust?

The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2018

You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon. She moved on, building a life with her husband Richmond and their two children in the picturesque town Kesterley-on-Sea. But when Sean unexpectedly appears on Olivia's doorstep, her world is turned upside down once more. As old feelings resurface, and new truths come to light, Olivia finds herself questioning everything. Is her husband really the person she thought he was? The past and present collide, and Olivia must uncover the truth before it's too late. But if everyone is keeping secrets, how will she know who to trust?

Believe In Me

Believe In Me

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Do you believe in second chances? Leanne and her family have many issues, but they're still family. Their crazy but idyllic home in the rural hamlet of Ash Morley is a place where friends can drop in at will, and outsiders whose lives have been shattered can find shelter. When the opportunity arises to foster a child, ten-year-old Daniel Marks, Leanne is quick to open her doors. But her generosity is about to be put to the ultimate test. Because Daniel's father is in prison for a gruesome murder. Everyone deserves a place to call home, and a family to care for them, but will Ash Morley still be safe once Daniel enters their lives? _________________________ Praise for Susan Lewis 'A master storyteller' Diane Chamberlain 'Utterly compelling' The Sun 'Spellbinding' Daily Mail

Believe In Me

Believe In Me

Author: Susan Lewis Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Believe In Me by Susan Lewis, read by Julia Franklin. 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.

Believe In Me

Believe In Me

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

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.

Believe In Me

Believe In Me

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

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.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2018

**A Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLER** THE FOURTH BOOK IN THE ANDEE LAWRENCE SERIES The SHOCKING new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis. You might forgive, but can you forget? 'A master storyteller' Diane Chamberlain ********* 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?