Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me
Susan May Warren
ISBN: 978-1414334844
October 2012/384 pages/$13.99

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?


Susan May Warren is the RITA Award–winning author of more than thirty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church.

Susan holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Minnesota. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times and won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Four of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women's events about God's amazing grace in our lives.

Visit Susan's Web site at www.susanmaywarren.com.


The Witness Security Program has always fascinated me. I could never imagine having to walk away from my life and totally invent a new one, never to have contact with friends or family from my previous life. Susan May Warren has crafted a novel that makes it much easier to imagine but no less unsettling. Warren makes it easy to like Annalise, and it's heartbreaking to think that she was once a rebellious teenager making the kind of decisions that led her to testify and then forced her into hiding. The tension gradually escalates both within the family dynamics and as the danger to Annalise and her family creeps closer. Plenty of hold-your-breath moments make this a great read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers and Lynch Public Relations as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Cathy said...

Sounds really good Linda.

bp said...

I'll have to watch for this one, sounds like a good read.

Happy Thanksgiving!