Why you must read Jenny Harper’s Loving Susie
She thought she knew her husband, but he’s been keeping a secret … about her.
Scottish politician Susie Wallace is under pressure. She risks censure from her Party for her passionate and outspoken views on arts funding. A charity she’s involved with runs into difficulties. And a certain journalist seems to have it in for her. Susie stumbles across some information that rocks her world but not, apparently, her husband’s – Archie has been in on this particular secret for thirty years. Now Susie wonders if she can trust him at all. Soon, unemployed son Jonathan and successful daughter Mannie begin to feel the fallout too, fracturing the family and leaving Susie increasingly isolated. Troubled by mounting pressure from her family, her Party and the Press, Susie goes into hiding. The Party needs her back for a crucial vote, but more importantly, Archie knows he needs to find his wife quickly if they are to rebuild their relationship and reunite the family.
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Tell us about Susie and her husband. His name’s Archie, right?
Her husband, Archie Wallace, is a folk/rock musician. He is the antithesis of Susie – he is quiet, thoughtful, balanced. And he can keep secrets – though his life might have been much easier if he’d talked to his wife about the things that are troubling him.
Who else do we need to know more about?
Jonathan Wallace, their son, is a graphic designer who has not been able to land a job since he graduated. He’s solid and capable, but right at the moment, very lacking in self esteem.
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She’s not looking for love, but heavens, the novelist in the next bungalow is incredibly attractive – and is very drawn to her. Surely a fling is justifiable in the circumstances? But then Jonas, the man who jilted her, arrives, throwing her world into turmoil again. Which man should she chose? Or does her destiny lie in another direction altogether?