You Don’t Know Me

He’s guarding a dark secret, but so is she. 

Lizzie Burdett was eighteen when she vanished, and Noah Carruso has never forgotten her. She was his first crush, his unrequited love. She was also his brother’s girlfriend.Tom Carruso hasn’t been home in over a decade. He left soon after Lizzie disappeared, under a darkening cloud of suspicion, and now he’s back for the inquest into Lizzie’s death – intent on telling his side of the story.

As the inquest looms, Noah meets Alice Pryce on holiday. They fall for each other fast and hard, but Noah can’t bear to tell Alice his deepest fears. And Alice is equally stricken – she carries a terrible secret of her own.

Is the truth worth telling if it will destroy everything?

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You Don't Know Me

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In 2014, 17-year-old Lizzie Burdett left her boyfriend’s house and never made it home. Her boyfriend, Tom Caruso was the last person to see her alive but he fled town soon after her disappearance. No charges were laid, the case went cold, and eight years later – her family want answers. Someone knows something… You Don’t Know Me – a six-part crime-thriller audio drama set in Sydney’s Northern beaches where the unsolved case of a missing teen exposes the secrets of those in the community around her. Adapted from a novel by award-winning Australian crime writer Sara Foster, this crime-mystery is full of unseen twists as each episode focuses on a different potential suspect.

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Aus/NZ/UK edition published by Wavesound

US edition by Blackstone audio

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‘Dark, compelling and truly memorable. Foster is one of my favourite writers.’

Dervla McTiernan

‘With richly drawn characters and a tight, deftly handled plot, You Don’t Know Me is a propulsive, dark and mysterious thriller.’

Christian White, bestselling author of The Nowhere Child

‘This book has it all: a gripping opening, characters I cared deeply for, a compelling mystery and heart-stopping pace. I couldn’t put it down. This is Sara Foster’s best book yet.’

Natasha Lester, bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress

You Don’t Know Me is a compelling, layered thriller with beautifully drawn characters.’

Sarah Bailey, author of the Gemma Woodstock series

You Don’t Know Me proves yet again that Sara Foster is a writer at the top of her game. A compelling story of secrets, lies, and heartache.’

Emma Visckic, award-winning author of And Fire Came Down and Resurrection Bay

‘Gripping, emotional and fast paced. Everything you could want in a suspense novel. I just loved it!’

Tess Woods, author of Beautiful, Messy Love and Love and Other Battles

‘Part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting; You Don’t Know Me is an emotionally-charged, fast-moving thriller, packed with familial secrets and lies. Foster keeps the plot simmering until unleashing a twist late in the proceedings that will stun readers as much as it does its protagonists.’

Simon McDonald, Australian bookseller