I’m very concerned! In the last few days, I’ve heard from several readers who are upset because they ordered two different books written by me. . . or so they thought. They’d each read Before the Storm and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes and they loved them so much they wanted more. So they ordered A Beautiful Lie and The Lost Daughter. Imagine their surprise and disappointment when they realized that both these books were The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes in disguise. These readers are not happy with me, but I’m here to profess my innocence, as well as my distress that they feel duped.
You see, CeeCee was published in Australia with the title A Beautiful Lie, and in the United Kingdom with the title The Lost Daughter. The publisher in each country comes up with the title they think will work best in their particular market. I think CeeCee is–so far–the only one of my books to have multiple English titles. I’m not sure where or how my readers have been finding and ordering these books, and I’m so sorry for any disappointment they may be feeling–I’d feel the same way. I hope, though, that they’ll continue to read my other books, and as always, let me know what they think.