LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

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. 

Author photo © ThousandWordMedia

 

 

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...

ebook of the month
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?

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
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...

ebook of the month
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 ...

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month

Other books by Susan Lewis

The Power of Art, International Edition (with Arts CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card)

The Power of Art, International Edition (with Arts CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card)

Author: Susan Lewis, Richard Lewis Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 31/01/2013

Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis's THE POWER OF ART, International Edition features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images. Students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that will make it easy for you to both understand and enjoy reading the material. THE POWER OF ART delivers a brief, yet comprehensive survey, demonstrating that art is all around you and relevant to you - no matter what your major happen to be. The text incorporates global material throughout to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Art News boxes present real events that connect art to your life. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. With the best price in the market, THE POWER OF ART delivers unrivaled value.

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.

ebook of the month
Losing You

Losing You

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Lauren Scott is bright, talented and beautiful. At eighteen, she is the most precious gift in the world to her mother, and has a dazzling career ahead of her. Oliver Lomax is a young man full of promise, despite the shadow his own, deeply troubled, mother casts over him. Then one fateful night, Oliver makes a decision that tears their worlds apart. Until then, Lauren and Oliver had never met, but now they become so closely bound together that their families are forced to confront truths they hoped they'd never have to face, secrets they'd never even imagined...

Susan Lewis Bundle: Missing/ The Mill House

Susan Lewis Bundle: Missing/ The Mill House

Author: Susan Lewis Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2012

This special 2-for-1 edition features Missing and The Mill House two powerful and emotionally engaging novels from the Sunday Times bestseller. MissingIt's an early autumn day like any other as Miles Avery drives his wife, Jacqueline, to the station. Nothing remarkable crops up in conversation, nor do either of them appear anything other than their normal selves. At the station, 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 later, 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 begin to merge with those of the present, the great love he has been trying to protect is not only revealed but thrown into terrible jeopardy.The Mill HouseJulia Thayne is a valued and loving wife, a successful mother and a beautiful woman. She is everything most other women strive to be. But beneath the surface is a terrible secret that threatens to tear her perfect world apart. Joshua is Julia's husband a dynamic, devastatingly handsome man with great style, charisma and humour. 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 calls change everything.Julia moves from London to a remote mill house in Cornwall, determined to break free from the past and 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.

No Turning Back

No Turning Back

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Eva Montgomery is at the peak of her career when she is viciously attacked by a stalker. While still traumatised, she makes the biggest mistake of her life - one she can never turn back from. Sixteen years later, 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 she is, but bears none of the scars. To an outsider, her world seems perfect in every way. Then the past invades the present - with shattering consequences. Hurt, frightened and confused, Eva struggles desperately to put right the terrible mistake she made sixteen years ago and finally break free from a past that nearly destroyed her.

What Is a Kiss, Anyway? Stories of the Pleasures & Perils of Parenthood

What Is a Kiss, Anyway? Stories of the Pleasures & Perils of Parenthood

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2011

One Day at a Time A Memoir

One Day at a Time A Memoir

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2011

She was only nine when her world fell apart. The struggle to understand took a lifetime. In 1960s Bristol, Susan's family was like any other with its joys and frustrations, and fierce loyalties. Then tragedy struck and left a legacy that was to last a lifetime. Susan was only nine when her mother died. A year later she was sent away to school. She didn't want to go, and didn't understand why she had to. In her struggle to cope with an uncertain world - a world where nothing seemed to make sense any more - she pushed away the one person she loved best, her father. It wasn't until adulthood beckoned that she realised that, in order to turn their relationship around, she had to learn to love - and trust - again.

Stolen

Stolen

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Lucy 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, she has moved to the country to take over their thriving auction business. 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. She discovers a shocking truth, one that forces her to question everything she has ever known. And 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...?

Forgotten

Forgotten

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2011

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 other's life. And nothing is going to keep them apart this time around. But then they are faced with a shocking truth. However, David won't be defeated. In spite of knowing this is a battle they can't win, he decides to fight anyway, in the only way he knows how. When Lisa discovers what he intends she's so horrified. Yet, through a chink in her fear, she can see the logic of what he's suggesting. But can she bring herself to help him...?

Stolen

Stolen

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Lucy 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, she has moved to the country to take over their thriving auction business. 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. She discovers a shocking truth, one that forces her to question everything she has ever known. And 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...?

The Choice

The Choice

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Sometimes the choice is too hard to bear... Nikki Grant is only twenty-one when she discovers she's pregnant. Despite her parents' disappointment and anger, she welcomes the news with joy. The baby will complete the happy home she shares with the man she adores, Spencer James. Baby Zac arrives and is perfect in every way. And with Spencer's career taking off they are ready to make the big move to London. And then, on a day like any other, Nikki suddenly finds her life turned upside down by tragedy. As she becomes evermore embroiled in a world she cannot escape, the love between Nikki and her son is put to the kind of test no mother should ever have to face...

Lost Innocence

Lost Innocence

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

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...

Wicked Beauty

Wicked Beauty

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Tim and Rachel Hendon are riding high on an ideal marriage and growing political success. Tim is already in the Cabinet, and as they celebrate yet another election victory, they have no idea that they are on the eve of a nightmare that is going to totally devastate their lives. After a high-profile murder, Katherine Sumner has disappeared. Is she the killer? Or will the information she has on top government officials make hers the next body to turn up on the coroner's table? Certain that Katherine is alive and in hiding, acclaimed reporter Laurie Forbes joins forces with Rachel Hendon to search out the truth behind one of the World's most secretive and dangerous organisations.

Silent Truths

Silent Truths

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

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 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, terrorised and even taken prisoner for what she knows. As the dangerous truth draws closer, Laurie realises 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.

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers

Author: Susan Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

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 ...