Thursday, October 18, 2012

You Don't Know Me ~ Book Review

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?

You can purchase a copy of You Don't Know Me on Amazon.

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

Susan is celebrating with a $200 Weekend Getaway Giveaway and hosting a fun video Author Chat Party!


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa Gift Card (Use that to catch up with a loved one and “Get to Know” your spouse, friend, sister, mom…whomever!)
  • The entire set of Deep Haven Books
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 22nd. Winner will be announced at the ”You Don’t Know Me” Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/23. Connect with Susan for an evening of book chat, Deep Haven trivia, and a live video chat! There will also be info about Susan’s BookShout read-along and a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of You Don’t Know Me and join Susan on the evening of the October 23rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

I have read quite a few books by Susan May Warren. I really like her as an author. She has a way of telling a story that makes you feel as if you are there watching it all take place. And she definitely did not disappoint me this time.

You Don't Know Me is the story of a seemingly perfect family who within the first chapter starts to unravel.

Secrets are everywhere...and the biggest is that Annalise isn't who she says she is. Years before she had witnessed something horrible and was placed in the Witness Protection program. Now today the person she helped place behind bars is out .... and looking for revenge. Annalise has turned her life around and no one knows her secret. So how can she keep her family safe without them finding out the truth?

That's where it gets tricky. While I was reading it I have to admit I got mad at Annalise a few times. I wanted to tell her to stop being stupid and straighten up. Secrets aren't good for anyone! But if she would have listened to me half of the story wouldn't have happened and well that would have been a shame!

I laughed and cried so many times through this book. I had such a connection to the characters that I really cared what happened to each of them. It was a very emotional book and those are the best kind!

If you like family dramas with the ability to make you cheer them on this is the perfect book for you. Grab it up and start reading today!

*Disclosure: I received this book free of charge for participation in a Litfuse Publicity Blog tour. All opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced.*

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