What I read: No One Saw it Coming by Susan Lewis

About the book

(blurb from Jonathan Ball Publishers)

Secrets lie at the heart of every family…

When the unthinkable happens…

Hanna’s world is crumbling.

An unimaginable crime has been committed, and everyone’s looking for someone to blame. Her loved ones are under suspicion.

Now Hanna must work out who is threatening her family – before it’s too late.

No one could have seen this coming…


My Thoughts

This will be a short review, as I want to keep it spoiler-free.  And there is a lot happening in this domestic suspense novel that can be seen as spoilers.

What you will quickly realise while reading “No One Saw it Coming” that all isn’t always what it seems.  During the first couple of chapters, we are introduced to the affluent and elegant married couple, Jack and Hanna Madden.  They are happily married, have got two children, and are pillars of the community.  Yes, of course there is more happening beneath the surface.

An intricate family dynamic unfolds, with the unveiling of secrets as well as a few curve balls.  There were a few twists that I did see coming, and I don’t know why it irritated me so much when I realised I was correct.  But that is possibly only a personal opinion.

There is an entire cast of complex characters – not all likeable or reliable, which is fine as well!  It did add to the dynamic and drama.  As with the characters, the plot is also complex and convoluted.

The plot was well-paced, in my opinion, and it was a quick and enjoyable read.  This book was well-written, compelling, and gripping.

At the centre, family relationships with several themes integrated herein – including mental health and betrayal, but also with loyal friendships (Seb was my favourite person in this book) and the will to stand up for what matters.

I am keen to read more of Susan Lewis’s books, it is a known fact that she a master in writing heart-stopping family dramas!

@roelia_reads “You have been matched with a date who can be quite intense, has a knack for morse code and often reminiscent about the past?’ “No One Saw It Coming” by Susan Lewis arrived as my “blind date” book from @Jonathan Ball Publishers 🙌 Welcome to my TBR! #bookmail #roeliareads #BookifyZA #booktok #booktokmademereadit #noonesawitcoming #susanlewis ♬ Intense Music(850540) – Pavel

Thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for the opportunity to read this book. 

The Details

Category: Thriller Books
ISBN: 9780008471873
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
On sale: February 2023
Format: Paperback

About the author:

Susan Lewis https://susanlewis.com/