Believe In Me, Susan Lewis | Book Review

Believe In Me opening line: Daniel Marks was standing in the corner of the room watching and listening.

Believe In Me

My blurb:

Ash Morley is all Leanne has left after her husband commits suicide. She has moved back into her childhood home with her daughter. Abby is angry all the time and takes it out on Leanne. Who has her own business problems to deal with. But Daniel Marks is about to enter their lives and things are going to change rapidly for all of them.

Believe In Me
Leanne and her teenage daughter Abby have recently been forced to move from London back to Kesterley-on-Sea, to Ash Morley Farm where Leanne grew up. Leanne’s husband Jack, Abby’s father, killed himself over a year ago, and the pair are still reeling from the shock waves caused by the tragedy.
Also living at Ash Morley farm is Leanne’s mother Wilkie, who is a rock for everyone, and family friend Klaudia and her two children. Klaudia has to face the backlash of xenophobic feeling post the Brexit vote, and is on tenterhooks to hear whether she and her children will be sent home to Poland.
Hoping to move forward and mend the wounds her family has suffered, Leanne decides to foster a child. And when she’s told that Daniel’s father is in prison for murder, she hardly bats an eyelid. But as Daniel becomes integrated into the family, Leanne starts asking herself questions about his father’s conviction. Is he really guilty? With the help of friend and ex detective Andee Lawrence, Leanne sets out to right the wrongs of the past.
My verdict:

It was wonderful to be taken back to Kesterly by Susan Lewis. As an author she makes you feel invested in the characters. I look forward to the next great read.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781780896090
Format Trade Paperback
Published February 2018
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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