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Susan May Warren’s You Don’t Know Me

About
To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses her kids’ sporting events, 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 sleepy town of Deep Haven, Deidre got 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 bail and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the grace to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?

Review
Boy was this a page-turner. Soon as I started it, I could hardly contain my excitement to know what would happen next. Ms. Warren, as always, does an excellent job on character development so that by the end of the novel you feel like you know these people so well. The premise behind the book is don’t keep secrets. I’m not usually a fan of deception, but these people had some good reasons to keep secrets so at no point did I feel annoyance towards them. Spiritually, the novel addresses secrets in marriage and the concept of God’s grace which so conflicts with what we deserve. Highly Recommended!

In honor of the release of this novel, I am holding a giveaway. Just answer the question “which Susan May Warren novel is your favorite?” and you will be entered into the contest to win a copy of My Foolish Heart!

*Contest Rules: In order to win the copy, you must leave a comment and the winner will be randomly selected. If you are interested in participating in the contest, your comment must include your email address. If you are notified as the winner, please respond within 48 hours. Winner will be announced on October 9th!

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