Today I’m super excited to be opening the blog tour for The Moment She Left by Susan Lewis,The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, No Child of Mine and Don’t Let Me Go. I’m a huge fan of Susan Lewis and read nearly all her books, so I feel privileged to be part of this tour. Not only do I have a short extract from The Moment She Left, but I also have four paperback copies of Susan Lewis’s previous novel The Girl Who Came Back to giveaway.
Jessica Leonard turned from the main road, still listening to music on her ipod, but with her phone switched off to conserve what was left of the battery. The leafy residential streets were quiet, practically deserted. After a couple of turns, taking her deeper into the heart of the area, she entered a narrow, sunbaked alleyway that acted as a service divider between the backs of grand stucco villas on one side and elegant town houses on the other. Here there were only automated garages providing secure and spacious accommodation for rich people’s luxury vehicles. The door Jessica approached, about half way along on the right, had a digital keypad beside it, but even before she could press in the code the door started to rise.
By the time it was fully open and she could see who, and what, was inside, she was clasping her hands to her face.
‘Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,’ she murmured, unable to believe her eyes. A flicker of fear flashed through her like summer lightning. This wasn’t what she’d expected. Was it going a step too far? Even if it was, how could she not take it?
Kesterly-on-Sea is full of secrets.
Some are darker than others; many are shameful. One is even deadly.
Andee is an ex-detective whose marriage is breaking up. So when a young female student disappears without trace, she throws herself into the search.
Meanwhile, the town’s beloved Rowzee Cayne has just discovered that she is terminally ill, and doesn’t want to burden her family and friends with the news.
Andee and Rowzee don’t know it yet, but their journeys are going to help them uncover a secret. One that is going to affect them more than they could ever imagine.
About Susan Lewis
When Susan Lewis was 18 she got a job at HTV in Bristol, and at 22 Imoved to London to work for Thames. Susan began as a secretary in news and current affairs, then trained as a production assistant and moved on to light entertainment and drama. It was a love of drama, combined with a fierce ambition, that got herknocking on the Controller’s door to ask what steps to take to become a producer. “Oh, go away and write something,” came the reply. So she did. Over 30 books later, her only regret is that none of them have yet made it to the screen. Susan Lewis lives on the edge of the Cotswolds in a delightful old barn with her husband James and two dogs Coco and Lulabelle.
Links to Susan Lewis
When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years.
Amelia Quentin is being released from prison.
Jules’s life is very different now to the one she’d known before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back she needs to decide what to do. Friends and family gather round, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; every one of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay.
The question is, what will Jules do; and which of them – her or Amelia – has the most to fear?
I have four paperback copies of The Girl Who Came Back up for grabs, giveaway ends at midnight on Friday 5th August, winners will be notified within 48 hours of winning. Please note I will be giving the publishers the winning names and they will be posting out the books (not the book review café)