You Don't Know Me
Susan May Warren
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Original edition (September 21, 2012)
To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother.
She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses her kids’ sporting
events, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.
one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O’Reilly, a troubled young
woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated
through the Witness Security Program to the sleepy town of Deep Haven,
Deidre got a new identity and a fresh start, which began when she fell
in love with local real estate agent Nathan Decker. Twenty years later,
Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her.
When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified
against is out on bail and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face
the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally
find the grace to trust those she loves most with both her past and her
You Don’t Know Me is about a woman named Annalise Decker. She is known by her family and to the city of Deep Haven as a devoted wife and mother. However, no one knows her true identity is Deidre O’Reilly. As
a troubled young woman, she ended up with the wrong people, and was put
into the Witness Security Program after testifying against a dangerous
criminal who was put behind bars. However, twenty years
later, she is visited by her agent, Frank Harrison, who warns her that
the man she testified against is out of bail and set on revenge. Annalise
is torn as to whether she should run again to protect her family, or if
she should tell the truth and risking losing them all.
I’m normally not into suspense books, but this one was really good. I was engaged right away in the story line. One
thing that amazed me is how Annalise was able to completely start over,
so much so that no one suspected she had lived any other way. I’m not sure I could have kept quiet about it, especially to my husband. I would want someone to confide in. The
story did show her struggle with turning her problems over to the Lord,
and I think if she had been able to do that in the beginning, she could
have trusted her husband with her secret. Either way, it was a great story line and I really enjoyed it.
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers