You Don’t Know Me – coming NOVEMBER 2019

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?

A stunning new thriller about the burden of shame from blockbuster Sara Foster

Cover - You Don't Know Me by Sara Foster

Praise for You Don’t Know Me

‘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

Praise for Sara Foster

‘Enthralling … Keep(s) readers guessing to the end’ Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost ManForce of Nature and The Dry

‘Effortless suspense and dramatic power…’ Sydney Morning Herald

Tautly structured … Shifts effortlessly between the past and the present’ Bookseller and Publisher

‘Vitality and urgency catapults the reader right into the heart of the action’ Australian Women’s Weekly

‘Gripping, touching … I was hooked from start to finish’ Favel Parrett, bestselling author of Past the Shallows and When the Night Comes

‘Classic suspense … with a wonderful modern edge’ Hannah Richell, bestselling author of The Peacock Summer and Secrets of the Tides 

‘Something for everyone: mystery, romance … and mortal danger’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Suspense-filled, fast-paced and gripping’ Sisters in Crime

Bookclub Questions 

1. What did you think had happened to Lizzie Burdett over the course of the story? How did the author play out the different tensions and possibilities? 

 2. Discuss Noah’s role in the Carruso family. How sympathetic are you towards the situation he’s in?

 3. Alice could be seen as ‘running away’ from her problems. Do you think she was empowered by her decision to leave Australia?

 4. How do you feel about the sibling relationship between Noah and Tom?

 5. One of the strongest themes of the book is shame. Discuss how this plays out in the novel. How do the characters handle their feelings of shame? What might this mean for them in future?

 6. The author chose to weave a podcast through the story. Why do you think she did this? Does it remind you of any real crime podcasts?

 7. A lot of the criminal incidents are told in retrospect. Why do you think the author chose to tell the story this way? How does it affect the story?

 8. What do you think Alice and Noah offer each other (or don’t offer) in their relationship? How do you feel about them as a couple?

 9. Noah didn’t tell anyone about some of the events on the night Lizzie disappeared. Do you understand his reasons, or do you think he should have come forward? Likewise, do you understand Alice’s reasons for keeping her own secrets?

10. What do you imagine the future holds for these characters?