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The compelling novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, No Child of Mine and Don't Let Me Go.

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?

Reviews

Lewis’ depiction of inter-familial relationships in her latest novel is so accurate and powerfully emotive that The Girl Who Came Back does more than just tug at your heart strings; her characters almost reach out of the pages and pull you in to their twisted world of sadness and revenge. There’s something about the way Lewis so truthfully captures the sensitivity and uniqueness of a mother-daughter bond that makes her novel so gripping; you rather want to unravel the story as if it were happening to your very own family ... It’s dark, questioning and beautifully written; if you dare to pick it up, it will utterly absorb you into its twisted tale.

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Lewis’ depiction of inter-familial relationships in her latest novel is so accurate and powerfully emotive that The Girl Who Came Back does more than just tug at your heart strings; her characters almost reach out of the pages and pull you in to their twisted world of sadness and revenge. There’s something about the way Lewis so truthfully captures the sensitivity and uniqueness of a mother-daughter bond that makes her novel so gripping; you rather want to unravel the story as if it were happening to your very own family ... It’s dark, questioning and beautifully written; if you dare to pick it up, it will utterly absorb you into its twisted tale.

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Compelling and heartbreaking

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Relatable, engaging and addictive.

Lovereading

A gripping story of love, uncertainty and betrayal which leads to a dramatic climax. Susan Lewis at her best.

My Weekly

We absolutely loved this emotionally charged, heartbreaking novel – it kept us gripped all the way through. Perfect for beach reading this summer

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With real life character in situations that we empathise with, the stories are engaging ones

Yorkshire Gazette

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099586548

    June 27, 2016

    Arrow

    432 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9781780891828

    March 15, 2016

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780891835

    March 1, 2016

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $37.00

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Also by Susan Lewis

Believe In Me
Hiding in Plain Sight
You Said Forever
The Moment She Left
No Place to Hide
Too Close To Home
Behind Closed Doors
Never Say Goodbye
The Truth About You
Don't Let Me Go
No Child of Mine
Susan Lewis Bundle: Missing/ The Mill House
Losing You
One Day at a Time
No Turning Back
Stolen
Forgotten
Strange Allure
The Choice
Taking Chances
Obsession
Lost Innocence
Out of the Shadows
Missing

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