I can’t forgive myself. Not after what I did.
This is Claudia Winters’s last chance for a fresh start. Changing her name and leaving her old life behind, she has fled to the small town of Kesterly with her mother and daughter. Here, she hopes they can be safe for the first time in years.
But the past can’t stay hidden forever. And even as Claudia makes new friends and builds a new life, she can’t help feeling it’s all about to catch up with her… Until one disastrous night changes everything forever.
Tense, emotional and gripping, Susan Lewis’s latest novel is a spellbinding story of love, family, and the price of forgiveness.
Susan Lewis is one of my favourite authors, so I was excited to be asked to join the blog tour for Forgive Me.
Claudia Winter is about to start a new life with her mother Marcy and daughter Jasmine. She is running from an abusive past where her violent husband controlled everything. With new identities they arrive in the seaside town of Kesterley hoping that they have left the past behind and with hope to find solace in a small community where no-one knows them. However, just as the women begin to relax and make new friends, a tragedy happens, which rocks their world.
Susan Lewis is an expert at writing compelling family dramas with warm, relatable characters. The three generations of women are supportive and share a deep family bond.The subject of Restorative Justice was new to me and bought about some deep thinking. It is a subject which can be seen from many angles and promote serious discussion. I loved the mystery element of letters written between chapters which added intrigue and the suspense built throughout the story, as Claudia constantly looked over her shoulder.
Another page turner from Susan Lewis, beautifully written and intricately researched, as always.
Thank you to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours and the publisher for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Susan Lewis is the bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s. Following periods of living in Los Angeles and the South of France, she currently lives in Gloucestershire with her husband James, stepsons Michael and Luke, and mischievous dogs Coco and Lulu.