With You Don’t Know Me, Susan May Warren takes us back to the northern Minnesota town of Deep Haven. This time, we meet Annalise Decker, a picture-perfect wife and mother whose husband Nathan is running for town mayor. Hidden behind the facade is a secret no one in her current life knows, not even Nathan. For Annalise used to be Deirdre O’Reilly, until she testified against a dangerous criminal and was put into the witness protection program to be relocated in Deep Haven. She met and married Nathan shortly after arriving in town, never telling him anything real about her past.
Her dreams of security are shattered when her witness relocation agent, Frank Harrison, shows up and informs her that the man she helped to put behind bars has been released on parole and is looking for her to exact his revenge. In order to save her life, Annalise is faced with a choice between telling her family and hoping they will go into hiding with her or disappearing from their lives with no explanation or goodbyes.
As Annalise struggles with her decision, we see the confusion and pain that years of keeping so many secrets has created, not only within herself, but also in each of her relationships. Her marriage is lacking any real passion, and her fears that her daughter will turn out like she had in her earlier life keep her from making a true connection with her.
Just like The Shadow of Your Smile, another Deep Haven book I reviewed earlier this year, You Don’t Know Me is first and foremost a story about being open and honest with those we love, even if we think we are protecting them from things that might hurt them. Add in a bit of suspense with a hint of romance, and you have a winner. Highly recommended to all fans of Christian fiction!
We have one copy of You Don’t Know Me to give away (US addresses only). To enter, leave a comment below and tell me what name you would want if you were going into a witness protection program. The winner will be announced in our giveaway column on October 17. This giveaway is now closed.
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Pam ( says
Oh, wow, this seems really neat. I love the idea of secret identities (not for me but in fiction!). Let’ see. I think I could go with Camille “Cami” Stone. Something pretty but easy.
I’d go with Linda Johnson.
That would be hard to choose. I wonder if they even let you choose your new name…hmmm? I guess I would pick something common like Audrey Adams.
I guess I would say Debbie Miller!
My name would be Nadine Martin.
Georgia Skinner says
My name would be Hannah Grace!
Interesting question. Hmmm…as much as I’d like to choose a unique name, I think I would go with one that’s more common, unisex, yet still related to my ethnicity(India)
I’m thinking maybe Shashi(moon), Amrit(nectar).
The book sounds good — thanks 🙂
paige bacon says
Hmmmm…hard one to choose…probably
Alexandra Grace or Alexa Lee….
The name I would want is Jori…
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Donna Armstrong says
I would choose Barbara as my name.
I like Mirtha.
Great idea for a book.
hmm, that is a tricky question. I think I would go with Kristen Wilson. Common and simple.
Jessica T says
I’ve always loved my name (Jessica) so it would be hard to choose another one!
Hmmm, Elizabeth sounds nice!
Looks like an intriguing book. I would read it and pass it on to my sister-in-law.
Samantha W says
This sounds like a really good one
Wow, I have no idea. I’d love to have an exotic name…but that might be too conspicuous 😀
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Beth C says
I would like the name Paige Paisley.
Beth C says
I’d be Paige Paisley.
Sheila K. says
Just call me Sasha Kingsley!
Linda Kish says
I would be April.
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Staci A says
When we were little, my best friend and I planned to “run away.” I always told her I’d change my name to Jordan.
Anita Yancey says
I think I would go with Anne Smith. Thanks for having this giveaway.
Donna L says
I would change my name to Justine Taylor.
Wendy M says
Hmmm that’s a hard choice. I think I would go with Emma Whitney
I guess the name Martin King would be what I would choose.
I’ve always like the name of Isabel, Bella for sort.
Lori D. says
I think I’d go with a name like Sara Klien.