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Book Review: Don’t Let Me Go

Book review of 'Don't Let Me Go' by Susan Lewis.
Book Review: Don't Let Me Go
Book Review: Don't Let Me Go

Charlotte Nicholls and her three-year-old daughter, Chloe, have left their family, their friends and their past behind in England to settle in the idyllic inlet of Te Puna in the Far North of New Zealand.

Six months earlier, Charlotte reconnected with her birth mother, Anna, who had adopted her out as a toddler in the wake of an horrific event that had shattered their lives.

Moving to New Zealand provides Charlotte not only with the opportunity to face and heal her past, but also to put as much distance as possible between herself and the shocking secret she tried to leave in England.

As she adjusts to the cultural differences and experience of living in another country, Charlotte never imagined life could be this good. She has a beautiful cottage with a small room that has been added on for Chloe, the stunning backdrop of the Bay of Islands and a new family that willingly invite her into their lives.

Charlotte and her daughter embrace their new Kiwi culture – the Stone Store in Kerikeri, Mitre 10, kindergartens and Te Reo Maori – and thrive in their new place in the world.

But all it takes is a scorned woman, an internet search and a single phone call for Charlotte and Chloe’s lives to be sucked back into the nightmare they had so desperately run from.

Don’t Let Me Go becomes more compelling with every turn of the page as Charlotte and Chloe’s lives unravel beneath a labyrinth of sinister secrets involving the basest acts of human nature.

You won’t be able to put this grippingly raw book down.

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