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  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099586548
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99

The Girl Who Came Back


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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?

  • Pub date: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099586548
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Susan Lewis

Susan Lewis is the bestselling author of thirty-nine novels. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol. She lives in Gloucestershire.

To find out more about Susan Lewis, visit her website www.susanlewis.com, or join in on www.facebook.com/SusanLewisBooks.

Susan is a supporter of the breast cancer charity Breast Cancer Care: www.breastcancercare.org.uk and of the childhood bereavement charity Winston's Wish: www.winstonswish.org.uk

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Praise for The Girl Who Came Back

“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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