Don't Let Me Go

Don't Let Me Go

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by Susan Lewis
     
 

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Charlotte Nicholls has made a new life for herself and little Chloe. They have left everything behind, determined to forget a past which has cast a shadow over both their lives.

Charlotte would do anything for Chloe. But just when she feels they might have a chance of happiness at last, Charlotte is forced to confront the consequences of the heart-breaking decision

Overview

Charlotte Nicholls has made a new life for herself and little Chloe. They have left everything behind, determined to forget a past which has cast a shadow over both their lives.

Charlotte would do anything for Chloe. But just when she feels they might have a chance of happiness at last, Charlotte is forced to confront the consequences of the heart-breaking decision she took only a few months earlier.

And it seems as if her greatest fear is about to be realised -- that the little girl she promised to love and protect will be lost to her for ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846059537
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
480

Meet the Author

SUSAN LEWIS is the bestselling author of twenty-six 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. Having resided in France for many years she now lives in Gloucestershire.

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Don't Let Me Go 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
mzglorybe More than 1 year ago
This kept my attention from the onset, although it could have been shaved by 100 pages and still been as effective. The writing was good, albeit a bit repetitive in the emotional upheaval the main character experiences. Charlotte tries our patience at times, but as you learn her background, you can understand why... we all know people with chips on their shoulders, that doesn't mean we can't like them. The locale is New Zealand (now I want to go there). Charlotte, a social worker by profession, has taken a 3-year-old abused, practically mute child, to live there with Charlotte's family. The child is thriving there, coming out of her shell and enjoying a new family, friends, the culture and serenity of the area, but she is there illegally and Chloe is her "new" name. Their time together has blossomed to the point that Chloe calls Charlotte "Mummy" never having bonded to her own mentally unstable (now deceased) mother, and Charlotte's whole focus is now on Chloe. She wants nothing more than to give Chloe stability and happiness. The opportunity arose when Chloe witnesses the murder of her biological mother and the arrest of her father. Charlotte had been the social worker assigned to Chloe's case of suspected sexual abuse, and rescues her that very night of the murder. Charlotte chose not to risk further trauma to the child by the unpredictability and often unreliable system of child protective services, and takes matters into her own hands. What follows is the inevitability of those actions. I found this writing to be well constructed, believable and thought-consuming. I didn't feel it necessary to read the prior novel (this is a sequel) as there is enough reference from that to what is relevant for this novel. The New Zealand locale, & the island culture was well described and inviting. The abuse of the child was handled in a delicate manner, with no overly graphic sexual scenes, but enough so we get the point of what poor Chloe went through at the hands of her own father, and why she was afraid to be around men in general. Her story tugs at the heartstrings. There are multiple back-stories going on here as well... Charlotte's with her own mother, with her step-family, and with the lawyer who defended her and made a good case for Charlotte's actions. There is even some romance thrown in. The characters are well developed and likable, I enjoyed getting acquainted with every one of them. Apparently, the author favors writing about children in peril, not one of my favorite venues, but she definitely has caught my interest as a writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this. i wish I had read No Child Of Mine first. I am hoping that a contued series of books are soon to cme out. I want to know more of this adventure of love despire, desire especially where a child is concer ned. Looking forward to reading your other books also.Thank you to Goodreads first reads for the oppurtinity to read this book through your giveaways.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Couldn't put it down, stayed up all night to finish it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It had my attention all the way thru it. It was hard to stop reading it to do other things.
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(Before l forget I want to let everybody to know there are 427 pages in this book.I know people request that alot,so l'm going to include that and would appreciate if others do that as well) O.K.,back to the subject at hand.I know I was reading a fiction story and that maybe chapter21was spicing things up abit.My question is,is the state so hard up for'FOSTER'S"that someone like(Mel-wife,Dave-husband)even be considered?I know alot could happen behind closed doors but things that are apparent such as filthyness,smoke oders,age differances,boys with girls and vice versa.Something I do know is that so many do it for the money.KUDOS to the ones that really do care.GOD BLESS YOU AND TO THE CHILDREN~~~~~~GRANNY B.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to read gut rippinng so well written kudos to hard working and dedicated social service workers every where you have always had my respect
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY GOOD READ. KEEPS YOU INTERESTED TIL THE END OF THE STORY. WE HAD THIS BOOK FOR OUR BOOK CLUB WITH GOOD REVIEWS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughedly enjoyed this book, actually could not put it down. Wish I had known to read No Child of Mine first but will still read - good story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with the first book I couldn't put this book down. I highly recommend that people read both books.