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You Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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?

Goodreads Summary

Annalise is a woman who hides behind a facade of secrets.  Although she appears to be the perfect soccer mom and loving wife, her past tells a very different story.  Do we judge people on their pasts or their present?  In the past, Annalise's life involved drugs and risk.  She has moved on from that and married an amazing man and had children with him.  In order to have what she wanted, however, she had to testify against a drug lord.  When she is told by the Agent who checks upon her that the criminal may be after her, she can't decide what to do.  Is it better to leave her family to ensure their safety or try to stick together?

Annalise is so concerned with Nathan, her husband's, opinion, but what if he had secrets of his own?  Nathan has a spending problem in that his credit card must be paid off...possibly with his son's college fund.  He doesn't know what to do and if he should turn to Annalise.  With two best friends and partners unable to speak to each other, what will happen?  Will their marriage survive?  Will Annalise be around five years from now?

The characters are all flawed.  Despite this, the reader will slowly grow attached to each of them.  Nathan is such a nice guy, but this credit card mistake is eating him up inside.  Annalise has completely turned her life around, but her very presence may endanger her family.  The other characters add bits and pieces to an already complex story about love and friendship.  Overall, this was an interesting story recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. oh wow, a dad who is gonna use his son's college funds to cover up his debt? that disgusts me.

    Great review, but yea I don't think this would be a novel for me.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf