Shifting Colours (UK edition) / Another Woman's Daughter (US edition)

A story of secrets, love and loss. Set against the violent backdrop of apartheid South Africa and then the calm of late twentieth century Britain, the novel traces the lives of Celia and Miriam – a mother and daughter separated by land, sea and heart-rending circumstance.



"A highly emotional, instantly readable, unusually intelligent and satisfying novel about the days of apartheid in South Africa.". Fay Weldon

Anne Cater's review at: Random Things Through My Letterbox

Book of the Month, Feb 2015 Review at: Lovereading

Ani Johnson's review at: The Book Bag UK

Graham Beattie's review at: Beattie's Book Blog

Sarah Frobisher's review at: RT Book Reviews

Diane Lunsford review at: Feathered Quill Reviews

Review at: Bookfoolery

Book of the Day at Washington DC Libraries: "Another Woman's Daughter by Fiona Sussman is today's beautiful, moving #BookoftheDay." DC Public Library@dcpl

Shifting Colours is published by Allison & Busby (London). The US version, Another Woman's Daughter, is published by Berkley - Penguin Books (New York)

The Last Time We Spoke (previous working-title 'Sentenced')

One mild summer evening in rural New Zealand the lives of two individuals brutally collide. Neither will ever be the same again, their futures forever linked.

This is a dark tale that navigates the underbelly of urban New Zealand. It is also a very human story of hope and possibility.

The manuscript won the 2014 KOBO/NZ AUTHOR PUBLISHING PRIZE.

The book has been shortlisted for 2016 NZ HERITAGE BOOKS AND WRITING AWARD.

The Sunday Mirror: 'A gripping story of grief and redemption.'

The Otago Daily Times: 'A hard-hitting,emotion-packed novel featuring injustice and racial prejudice.'

Review at: KiwiFlora Reads

Review at: The Bookbag UK

Review by: Annah Stretton

Review at: FlaxFlower

 Review at: Takahe

Review at: The Miner

Interview: The Listener

Interview: The Herald

Fiona discusses The Last Time We Spoke in: The Irish Times

Fiona discusses The Last Time We Spoke at: Female First


Published Allison & Busby (UK) in May 2016. Distributed in NZ by Allen &Unwin.

Shifting Colours
Another Woman's Daughter
The Last Time We Spoke