You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren

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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?

MY REVIEW: I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for my review. Whenever I pick up a Susan May Warren novel, I can expect stellar writing, characters that grip my heart and a setting that makes me want to visit. Her Deep Haven novels create such a realistic sense of community that I want to search the map until I find this charming town. I loved You Don’t Know Me. Most of Susie’s novels have unmarried heroes and heroines who find their happily ever afters together by the book’s end. The Shadow of Your Smile and You Don’t Know Me have a married couple as main characters. I love how she showed the family’s imperfections while maintaining their core values. I planned to read a few chapters, but ended up finishing the rest of the book…and staying up way past my bedtime. And I was in tears by the time I read the last word. An emotionally gripping book about lies, consequences, grace and the Truth that offers freedom. 

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

Win a $200 Weekend Getaway from @SusanMayWarren! RSVP for Facebook Author Chat Party on Oct. 23rd! Welcome to the campaign launch for Susan May Warren’s latest offering in her beloved Deep Haven series, You Don’t Know Me. 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 today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

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  1. Susan Crawford

    I just finished You Don’t Know Me a couple of days ago. I also had some tears and lost a few hours of sleep. So good!! That Susie May knows how to write. :0)

  2. Melissa Tagg

    I. loved. this. book.

    But then, I’m pretty sure I say that about every Susan May Warren book. She’s just such an amazing storyteller!

  3. Terri Tiffany

    This book sounds like my kind of book!!