Don’t Let Me Go

Charlotte Nicholls has a secret that haunts her.


She and three-year-old Chloe have left their home and friends, and are now building a new life for themselves elsewhere.


All Charlotte wants to do is to forget the past, to blot out what went before, and to look only to the future.


At last she and Chloe feel safe.


Then, suddenly, their nightmare returns, and Charlotte finds she has no power to prevent what comes next . . .

Reviews for “Don’t Let Me Go”

  • Krystal Hoyte says:

    I just finished reading don’t let me go only to find out that a 3rd one is coming in 2017. I already can’t wait.
    I would really love to read the challenges and process Charlotte goes through coping with Chloe’s abuse. So many times authors write about abuse in great detail but forget ahout the after effects. I love that you included little triggers because it did make the story more realistic.
    Little squabbles between Anthony and Charlotte would be okay as well, if he gets any more perfect I may be stuck with unrealistic expectations forever !
    Im also looking for an Anthony as well so of you find any in New Zealand let me know so I can visit because I really loved how he loved Charlotte.
    This book hit close to home in so many ways that you have dethroned Jodi Picoult and you are now my favorite author. I am about to read no child of mine . Thank you for the page turner which took me 2 days to read and put my entire life on pause.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Thank you so much for these lovely comments and suggestions, Krystal. I am taking off for NZ tomorrow so will be sure to keep everything in mind while carrying out the research – especially about Anthony (you did make me laugh with what you said about him!) Wish me luck and I hope when the book finally reaches you that you’ll find it equally as engrossing. xx

  • Pauline Rudge says:

    I love Susan Lewis books and if I haven’t read them all I must have read most of them but have to say No Child of Mine and Don’t Let Me Go are the best books I have read. The books are so hard to put down and love how you describe places and when writing about New Zealand made it seem like I was there since I live in New Zealand. A third book in this series would be wonderful.

  • toni bashford says:

    I’ve just spent the last two days reading no child of mine and dont let me go, I could not put either book down. I’ve gone from crying to laughing and back again! I need to know what happens next and will be keeping a close eye out for the sequel. In the mean time I’m in search of an Anthony and feel the need to visit New Zealand! Thank you!

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Hi Toni, absolutely thrilled that you connected so deeply with these books. You can probably imagine how much they mean to me too. I’m currently re-reading them to prepare for the third in the series which should be out in early 2017. Good luck in finding Anthony, he’s pretty amazing isn’t he? And if you do visit NZ I hope you love it as much as I do. I’d live there if it weren’t so far from my friends and family.

  • Carol Gibson says:

    I just LOVE your books ! I can’t wait for the sequel to ‘don’t let me go’
    You are my favourite author !!!! Thank you for so many hours of pure pleasure !!!!

  • Andrea says:

    I just finished reading the book today and I really liked it. Sometimes it was disturbing for me to read as a mother of four year old daughter. But I couldn’t stop reading to find out if Chloe and Charlotte will end up together.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Hi Andrea, thank you so much for your lovely words about Don’t Let Me Go. Did you know it’s a sequel to No Child of Mine?
      You will see that we’ve removed the last part of your comments as it was giving away the end of the book. We hope you don’t mind about that as I’m sure you wouldn’t want to spoil things for other readers. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Flynn says:

    Your books no child of mine and dont let me go had me so mad/tearful at times, i felt that i wanted to put my own arms into the pages of the book and get ottlie out of there, if only their was more Charlotte’s in the real world. Please will there be a third book as to see how the future of chloe,Charlotte and the new man in their life worked out.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Hi Jackie, thank you for this lovely review and for caring so much about little Ottilie. There is a possibility of a third book, but it’ll need some research which I won’t be able to schedule in until some time next year. So, it won’t happen soon, but please don’t rule it out. xxx

  • Ruth says:

    I have just finished reading dont leave me the sequal to no child of mine i thoroughly enjoyed both. Is there going to be a third as i would love to keep on reading about the family. I am at the moment reading the mill house which i am enjoying.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Yes, there’s a possibility of a third. I’m just thinking it through and if I feel there’s a good enough story there it will be done 🙂
      Really glad you’re enjoying The Mill House

  • Marie Anne says:

    I have not long finished reading both No Child of Mine and Don’t Let Me Go.

    Can I just say wow what a sequence of books, I just can’t find the words to tell you how much I enjoyed the story from start to finish.

    I would love to hear how the story ends/progresses for Charlotte and Chloe and their family.

    Your books are truly amazing. I’m making my way through the ones I haven’t got round to reading yet.

  • carol james says:

    Your book ” Don’t let me go” was the first book I have read of yours, I am attempting to find more of your books at our local library.

    Your writing is superb, and I have passed on your name to various family and friends in South Africa and here in Australia.

    You made me sob – but it was a lovely story, thankfully had a good ending.

    Keep on writing, I certainly will start reading more of your books.

    Best wishes

    Carol James
    Brisbane ( Austrlia)

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Thank you for this lovely review, Carol. Dare I tell you that Don’t Let Me Go is a sequel to No Child of Mine. In some ways they might be easier to read out of order 🙂 Thank you too for telling your family and friends about my books. I really appreciate it. Susan

  • Brenda Kelsey says:

    My daughter and I have enjoyed reading No C holds of Mine and Don’t Let Me Go. We were wondering is there would be a third. The way the second book ended left it open for more. Please we need more of this story. One of the best I have read.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Hi Brenda, thank you for your lovely review. (You will notice that we’ve taken a little bit out of it as it gives away the end of Don’t Let Me Go). I am considering a third book at the moment, the only problem is scheduling in the time to go to NZ to do the research. I’m sure it will happen, I just can’t give you a date at the moment. Obviously it helps spur me on to receive encouragement such as yours.

  • Trudy Dell says:

    I don’t think I have ever read 2 books that tugged at the emotions as hard as this and No Child of Mine. I simply could not put them down, I have sobbed and laughed and sobbed again. The ‘Jump Off’ at the end was just magical. Thank you for these wonderful books, I am now in the process of looking for more of your books to read

    • Susan Lewis says:

      Thank you, Trudy, for your lovely comments. These two books mean a great deal to me, so hearing that they do to you too is just wonderful. Thank you so much for taking the time to post such very positive feedback.

  • merceline enyanga says:

    it was an awesome & fabulous book to read!

    • Susan Lewis says:

      This is a lovely message, thank you so much. Did you know that it is a sequel to No Child of Mine? Many have read them out of order so hopefully you won’t be put off by knowing how everything ends. Having said that, it might make No Child of Mine easier to read.

  • Ali Hughes says:

    I read ‘No Child of Mine’ before I read ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ and I thought it was fantastic sequel – I didn’t want the book to end! It tugged on the emotions and really involved the reader. I love the picture that is built of the deep relationship between Charlotte and Chloe. It made you feel angry that they were torn apart, but then it made their lives that much more special in the end.

    As I said I really didn’t want this book to end, so another sequel where maybe Chloe’s Dad got out of prison in the future and tried to track them down would be great!

    Anyway great read and I will be looking out for more like this.

    • Susan Lewis says:

      It’s possible I will do a third book, but I don’t think it will take quite the shape you’re suggesting. Food for thought though.

  • Sarah Woodyatt says:

    OMG I have just finished don’t let me go. Only when on the first few chapters did I realise that it was the sequel to no child of mine. I loved the first book as did my sister after me. The sequel actually made me cry. The emotions I felt wow! Needless to say my sister cannot wait to borrow it. Would love to read the prequel though and find out about Charlotte’s and Anna’s story? Any plans for that book…….? Thanks for your books they are fabulous xx

    • Susan Lewis says:

      No plans for that book, Sarah, but there might be a third in the series.
      So glad you enjoyed them. They’ve very special books to me.

  • Samantha Campos says:

    What an incredible book. It took me on the most amazing journey! I absolutely loved it! I only started reading about a year ago, and you are my absolute favourite author. I have now read 3 of your books (Don’t Let me go, Wicked Beauty and Forgotten) All of which were superb! I have also introduced a few friends to your books and they feel the same. I love the way you capture your audience from the very first page. I can never put your books down. Thank you so much for being such an incredible author. I look forward to some amazing books in the future.

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